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Diagnosing Dog Cancer with a Biopsy or Fine Needle Aspirate

Are you unfamiliar with the ways dog cancer can be diagnosed by veterinarians? James Jacobson interviews Dr. Ettinger and Dr. Dressler and they discuss and describe the different medical procedures used by veterinarians and oncologists in the diagnosis of dog cancer.

Topics Covered:

  • The difference between a Fine Needle Aspirate and a Biopsy
  • General anesthesia
  • What type of veterinarian can perform these tests
  • The result time frame for a biopsy and a fine needle aspirate

This episode is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity, the best-selling book on dog cancer. It’s available everywhere books are sold, and also in the publisher’s shop.

For Further Exploration:

Fine needle aspirates to diagnose dog cancer?

Can Needle Biopsy Spread Cancer?

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Demian Dressler AKA The Dog Cancer Vet


Maui, Hawaii, USA

Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM is internationally recognized as “the dog cancer vet” because of his innovations in the field of dog cancer management. A dynamic educator and speaker, Dr. Dressler is the author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide.

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Sue Ettinger AKA Dr. Sue Cancer Vet

DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology)

New York, USA

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and vlogger. She is also co-author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide and a passionate advocate of early cancer detection and raising cancer awareness.