How Type C for Comfort Treats Dog Cancer | Molly Jacobson Deep Dive

When your dog is diagnosed with cancer, you have lots of information to process and lots of decisions to make. What is the prognosis? Can the tumor be removed with surgery? Will chemotherapy or radiation help to extend your dog’s life, and are they worth the cost, both financially, physically and emotionally? And how are you going to pay for this?

According to Dr. Demian Dressler’s Dog Cancer Coping Guide, dog lovers tend to fall into three personality categories when addressing these concerns and making treatment decisions:

- A for Action
- B for Balance
- C for Comfort

As a Type C owner, you put comfort first. You are more likely to decline specific treatment options if you are concerned about your dog being in pain or experiencing side effects and will focus on treatment options that relieve symptoms and keep your dog happy. You’re the most likely to immerse yourself in diet changes to help your pooch, and will likely add supplements to help target your dog’s symptoms and maybe fight the cancer.

Molly Jacobson, editor of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, joins us to help Type C folks get comfortable with their treatment plan.

If you aren’t sure of your personality type, or if you think you might be a Type A or Type B owner, visit and check out our episodes on these cancer treatment personality types.

Or Watch These Personality Type Videos:
Your Personality Type:
Type A for Action:
Type B for Balance:
Type C for Comfort:

Links & Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show: 
- The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity -
- The Dog Cancer Coping Guide -
- The Dog Cancer Diet -
- Supplements for Dogs with Cancer -
- Supplements for Dogs with Cancer podcast -

About Today’s Guest, Molly Jacobson: 
Molly Jacobson is a writer. She is also the editor of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. A lifelong dog lover and self-professed health nerd, she is all too familiar with dog cancer. She has been supporting readers of Dr. Dressler’s website and book since the beginning. Molly earned a BA from Tufts University, and after a career in bookselling and book publishing attended The Swedish Institute to become a licensed massage therapist in New York State.


For episode notes, resources, guest bios and a transcript, please visit

Helpful Resources:  
To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” go to

Dog Cancer News is a free newsletter that contains useful information designed to help your dog with cancer. To sign up, please visit