Dec. 21, 2020

Is Amputation the Best Option for My Dog? │ Dr. Nancy Reese Q&A

Is Amputation the Best Option for My Dog? │ Dr. Nancy Reese Q&A

This week’s episode of Dog Cancer Answers features returning guest, Dr. Nancy Reese. Dr. Nancy addresses a listener line question about amputation for a dog with a non-metastatic synovial cell sarcoma. She gives listeners a quick lesson on this type of cancer, talks about the tissue damage and bony destruction it can cause, and covers some of the other types of cancers that are known to develop in the bones and joints of affected dogs.


In this episode, Dr. Nancy Reese discusses cancers of the bone and joints, the risk factors associated with them, as well as the expected prognosis both before and after surgical amputation. 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

Helpful Resources and Related Links:  

https://www.dogcancerblog.com/videos/soft-tissue-sarcomas-what-you-need-to-know-about-your-dogs-cancer/ by Dog Cancer Vet Team

https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/bump-lump/staying-vigilant-with-mass-aspirates/ by Sue Ettinger 

https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/choosing-treatments/make-decisions-dog-cancer-treatments/ by: Molly Jacobson

https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/true-tail/riley-the-dog-thrives-despite-soft-tissue-sarcoma-and-lung-cancer/ by Molly Jacobson

https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/tripawds-community-forum-help-three-legged-dogs/ by Molly Jacobson

Link to the TRIPAWDS Community for Three Legged Dogs and Cats: https://tripawds.com/

To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/

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About Today’s Guest, Dr. Nancy Reese: 

Dr. Nancy Reese is a small animal veterinarian with over 30 years of clinical experience taking care of cats and dogs and other critters in the Sierra Nevada foothills. She is also a perpetual student and researcher, as evidenced by her many degrees. In addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, she earned a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and then a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Davis. If you string all her letters out after her name it looks like this: Nancy Reese, DVM, MPVM, PhD. In her spare time, she volunteers to help evacuate and shelter animals caught up in disasters, and she’s currently training to help in human search and rescue efforts. Dr. Reese lives in a log cabin with her husband, her 13-year-old golden retriever, and her two 13-year-old cats. Her hobbies include boosting the quality of life and longevity for all animals in her care, hiking, travelling, and cross-country skiing. Oh, and lots of dog walking.   degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.   

Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network

This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available online and in store wherever fine books are sold. And, Dog Cancer News, an editorial production brought to you by Maui Media.

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