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Dog Cancer Surgery – The Importance of Clean Margins

What does the veterinarian mean when talking about clean margins in relation to your dog’s cancer surgery? James Jacobson interviews Dr. Ettinger and Dr. Dressler and they define and discuss the importance of clean margins in surgery treatment for dog cancer.

Topics Covered:

  • What are Clean Margins and why are they so important?
  • What happens if you don’t get clean margins
  • Why cancer type needs to be taken into consideration.

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.

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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.