Does vitamin C given by IV help dogs with cancer, or is that just a myth, like some folks insist? Dr. Nancy Reese, veterinarian and epidemiologist, looks at the research.
Does vitamin C given by IV help dogs with cancer, or is that just a myth, like some folks insist? Dr. Nancy Reese, veterinarian and epidemiologist, looks at the research. Listen to this Q&A episode to find out what the benefits, risks, and cautions are for you and your dog. Thanks to listener Chrystal Fowler for such a great question!
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Helpful Resources and Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
There are several articles on Dog Cancer Blog about vitamin C: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/?s=vitamin+c
And here’s the study Dr. Nancy referred to from 2019: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6854015/
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’s 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.
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