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The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity

If your dog has cancer, you need this book.

No matter what you’ve heard, there are always steps you can take to help your dog fight (and even beat) cancer.

This scientifically researched guide is your complete reference for practical, evidence-based strategies that can optimize the life quality and longevity for your dog. No matter what diagnosis or stage of cancer your dog has, this book is packed with precious advice that can help now.

Discover the Full Spectrum approach to dog cancer care:

  • Everything you need to know about conventional western veterinary treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) including how to reduce their side effects.
  • The most effective non-conventional options, including botanical nutraceuticals, supplements, nutrition, and mind-body medicine.
  • How to analyze the options and develop a specific plan for your own dog based on your dog’s type of cancer, your dog’s age, your financial and time budget, your personality, and many other personal factors.

Imagine looking back at this time in your life, five years from now, and having not a single regret. You can help your dog fight cancer and you can honor your dog’s life by living each moment to the fullest, starting now. This book can help you as it has helped thousands of other dog lovers.

The Authors

Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM practices in Hawaii and is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” and blogs at Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM is a veterinary oncologist and a diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine who practices in New York.

Praise from Veterinarians, Authors & Book Reviewers

“The future is upon us and this ground-breaking book is a vital cornerstone. In dealing with cancer, our worst illness, this Survival Guide is educational, logical, expansive, embracing, honest and so needed.”
Dr. Marty Goldstein, DVM
Holistic veterinarian and Host, Ask Martha Stewart’s Vet on Sirius Radio

“The message of this book jumps off the written page and into the heart of every reader, and will become the at home bible for cancer care of dogs. The authors have given you a sensible and systematic approach that practicing veterinarians will cherish. I found the book inspiring and, clearly, it will become part of my daily approach to cancer therapy for my own patients.”
Dr. Robert B. Cohen, VMD
Bay Street Animal Hospital, New York

“I wish that I had had The Dog Cancer Survival Guide when my dearly beloved Flat-coated Retriever, Odin, contracted cancer. It would have provided me alternative courses of action, as well as some well needed “reality checks” which were not available from conversations with my veterinarian. It should be on every dog owner’s book shelf–just in case…”
Dr. Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC
author of many books, including Born to Bark

“A comprehensive guide that distills both alternative and allopathic cancer treatments in dogs…With the overwhelming amount of conflicting information about cancer prevention and treatment, this book provides a pet owner with an easy to follow approach to one of the most serious diseases in animals.”
Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM
The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago veterinarian

“Picking up The Dog Cancer Survival Guide is anything but a downer: it’s an ’empowerer.’ It will make you feel like the best medical advocate for your dog. It covers canine cancer topics to an unprecedented depth and breadth from emotional coping strategies to prevention-in plain English.Read this book, and you will understand cancer stages, treatment options, and types, and much more. If you have just had the dreaded news, pick up a copy and it will guide the decisions your dog trusts you to make.”
Laure-Anne Viselé
Dog behavior specialist and technical dog writer,

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Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
Get this book BEFORE you think you need it!, August 29, 2011
S. Bertsch (Hudson, WI USA) – See all my reviews

This review is from: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity (Paperback)

If you are looking at this book, chances are you are facing the devastating news that your beloved canine has cancer. I was there once, too, and thank heavens I was led to the 1st edition of this book. *Even if your dog does NOT have cancer, this is STILL a book every dog lover should own.* I was curious about how the 2nd edition would be different — sure, a lot of information is the same, but it is extremely well organized with creative “sidebar symbols” which make the book a bit easier to navigate (and believe me, you’ll read it over & over, since it is such a powerful resource). Cancer affects dogs just as it affects people, and the section on “What You Should Know About Dog Cancer” has a lot of info that applies to people, too. Another strength of the book is that it promotes “Full Spectrum Cancer Care”, including insights about allopathic (traditional) treatments (with significant input from a vet oncologist) as well as valuable info about complimentary (alternative) treatments. There is no doubt that this book contains information your vet, no matter how accomplished, will simply not know about (who can know everything about every veterinary condition?, which is why you need this info from Dr. Dressler!).

If you are lucky enough to be looking at this book because you are simply interested in keeping your canine as healthy & hopefully cancer-free as possible, you will feel bolstered by new details about diet, nutrition, and supplements. I got this book because one of my dogs had cancer, but ALL my dogs will benefit from the education I’ve received about dog food, the immune system and end-of-life care.

I have shown this latest edition to some friends and relatives and all found it hard to put the book down (but I made them do it because I will not part with my copy). This book is easy to read & understand, but best of all, it will give you comfort, courage, strength & proven tools with which to better love your dog!

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A “Must Have” Reference book for dog owners, August 29, 2011
This review is from: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity (Paperback)

In my years as a Veterinary Technician, I have seen the pain and suffering that cancer caused in our canine patients. And also would see the fear and uncertainty in the eyes and hearts of their owners. And while it was my job to help both the patients and owners, it wasn’t until I faced the dreaded cancer in my own fur baby that I realized I too needed more information on how to fight cancer and in particular, Mast Cell Carcinoma. I was feeling overwhelmed and very much in the dark as to what would be the best way to treat and help Lucy, what hope was there, and what more could be done to combat this killer. That is when I got Dr. Dressler’s first book, “The Coping Guide”, and then his first edition of “The Dog Cancer survival guide” . Armed with these two great books, I took on the challenge and did not feel so lost or alone. By following Dr. Dressler’s suggestions on supplements, and diet, and also using his cancer support supplement – Apocaps, I felt that I am giving Lucy a much better chance to survive than with just the conventional treatments at hand. That was two and one half years ago and our Lucy is still doing well and has remained in remission. And now with this newest edition of Dr. Dressler’s book, the average pet owner has even more information to help them fight and win the battle.

Don’t wait to get this book as knowing what to do before you are faced with cancer is the best approach. The layout of the book is great with chapters on the various types of cancers, conventional and alternative treatments, supplements, preventions, etc. Tragically at one point or another everyone will eventually know someone or be that someone who will need the information within this book. I keep this new edition close at hand for quick reference whenever needed.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
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A Must-Have for All Dog Guardians, September 23, 2011
Jerry ( – See all my reviews

This review is from: The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity (Paperback)

As founders of, the world’s largest community for canine amputees (most of whom are battling bone cancers) since 2006, we’ve reviewed many different books about canine cancer. Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger’s book, the Dog Cancer Survival Guide, is absolutely the most informative, comprehensive and useful book that we’ve seen.

The sad fact is, dog cancer is the number one disease killer for canines. Until there is a cure, we as pet guardians must serve as our dog’s #1 health advocate. Whether or not our dog currently has cancer, this book is a must-have for us all.

Dr. Dressler’s first edition of “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” has been one of our most highly-recommended reading materials since it was first published a few years ago. The newest edition is even better and more comprehensive.

In a nutshell, here’s why we think everyone with a dog should read this book. You’ll learn:

* Why and how you should cope with your own emotions before embarking on your canine cancer research

* The latest discoveries about cancer’s origins, treatments and cures, all written in an easy-to-understand format for the layperson

* All of the most promising holistic therapies that are proving helpful in treating dog cancer

* How to talk to veterinary professionals, friends and family about your treatment choices and what you’re experiencing

* When to make end of life decisions and how to cope with grief

This 400+ page textbook is jam packed with the latest information about conventional treatments and helpful holistic therapies that anyone with any budget can pursue. You’ll get a comprehensive description of different dog cancers and related treatments, as well as a thorough appendix filled with information about published dog cancer studies you can share with your veterinarian.

Dog Cancer Survival Guide’s information is grounded in reality and doesn’t make any promises that it will cure your dog’s cancer. But Dressler’s strong sense of empathy and wisdom extends a guiding hand to readers that’s so desperately needed when faced with canine cancer. You’ll feel empowered, hopeful, grounded in reality and ready to face whatever comes next with the same Zen attitude as your canine hero.

A big shout out goes to both docs for giving pawrents the layperson’s first authoritative, empathetic and hopeful tool available for coping with canine cancer. Get this book today.


Rene Agredano & Jim Nelson


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