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Dog Cancer Surgery – When is Surgery a Good Option

When is surgery a good option for the treatment of dog cancer? James Jacobson interviews Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger as they discuss their perspectives on surgical treatment of dog cancer and the different types of surgery that maybe performed.

Topics Covered:

  • When to consider dog cancer surgery
  • How cancer type can influence your decision for dog cancer surgery
  • Biopsy results
  • Surgery expectations: results and margins

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:

Dog Cancer Surgery: What I’ve Learned So You Don’t Have To

Five common mistakes with cancer surgery, and how to avoid them in your dog

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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.