When to Worry About a Lump on a Dog │ Dr. Sue Ettinger Deep Dive

Should we be scared when we find a lump on our dog? James Jacobson  finds out by asking Dr. Sue Ettinger, AKA Dr. Sue Cancer Vet. Dr. Sue explains why we should “stay calm and feel our dogs” on a monthly basis (cats too!). After all, most lumps and bumps are benign once we get them checked out. And catching malignancies early leads to much better outcomes. This Deep Dive episode leaves us reassured and determined to start a monthly home exam. Dr. Sue is co-author of our podcast sponsor, the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show: 

To learn how to do a monthly home exam on your own dog, watch Vlog 73 on Dr. Sue’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fHwHAUFgC8

Here’s a link to Dr. Sue’s skin map to help you keep track of anything you find: https://drsuecancervet.com/skin-maps/

Here’s an article Dr. Sue wrote about early detection of bumps and lumps on DogCancerBlog.com: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/bump-lump/lumps-on-dogs-when-to-get-them-checked-by-a-veterinarian/

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Sue Cancer Vet: 

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and YouTube vlogger (video blogger).  A dynamic and engaging speaker, she was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year. She is one of approximately 450 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practices at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003. 

Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, she is most passionate about raising cancer awareness and has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis.  She is a frequent contributor to Today’s Veterinary Practice, Today’s Veterinary Business, Clinician’s Brief, Veterinary Team Brief, & DVM360.  

Dr Sue loves to use social media to help clients and veterinary professionals deal with cancer in pets, including Instagram, her YouTube channel, and her popular Facebook page with over 38,000 fans. 

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