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Leading My Dog’s Cancer Treatment Team │ Lauren Ebbecke True Tail


“You cannot treat your own dog’s cancer,” said the veterinary oncologist. “You’re looking at months,” she said. Lauren respectfully disagreed. Over the next year she gathered her veterinary care team and treated Sage’s squamous cell carcinoma. She also decided bacon-wrapped steak could be a cancer treatment. This True Tail is one for the ages!

Episode Notes

Lauren Ebbecke is a dynamic, positive, kind of amazing dog mom in Wisconsin, and her True Tail is truly fascinating. As a science teacher and a wellness coach, she knows a LOT about dog cancer, and she is very generous in this episode.

This episode is sponsored by the excellent book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. Lauren used this book as a guide to her dog’s cancer journey, and as the basis for her online course about how to help dogs with cancer.

Enjoy this True Tail!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

Dr. Dressler’s dog cancer diet is outlined thoroughly in chapter 14 of his book.

When Lauren mentioned that there is no “one cause” of cancer, she was right. Learn more about the MANY factors that can influence cancer development in Dr. Dressler’s book.

Lauren Ebbecke’s website is:

Lauren mentioned several supplements, including:

The Chinese herb that helps with bleeding is called Yunnan baiyao, and there is a good article about it on Dog Cancer Blog:

Paul Stamets mushroom supplements:

Apocaps CX:


Artemix or artemisinin, which is discussed at length in chapter 12 of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide by Dr. Dressler

Lauren mentioned the importance of Cheat Days, and emotional management which you read more about in chapter 2 of his book.

Lauren talked about prednisone as a treatment she wished she had used with Sage, and there is an excellent comprehensive article about that here:

If you are wondering how Lauren knew it was Sage’s time, this article can help tell you about the warning signs:

The restaurant that made special Cheat Day dinners for Sage, including her last meal is the Silver Birch Supper Club in Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

And finally, Lauren’s new dog, Tito, is named after this dog-loving vodka:

About Today’s Guest, Lauren Ebbecke: 

Extraordinary Wellness Shaman, Lauren A. Ebbecke is fiercely committed to empowering women to exchange drama, trauma, and karma to happiness, peace and confidence.  Lauren has worked with hundreds of women through her massage and reiki practice, classroom teaching and nonprofit administration to motivate and encourage them to discover their authentic selves.   She has experience working with some amazing women with similar concerns and inspiring them to find their own unique passion and gifts instead of following someone else’s rules just to fit in.  A Wellness Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Author, Lauren facilitates mind shifts  so women can break free and live in their full potential, where they can be themselves  and share their gifts without feeling self-conscious or restrained in any way.

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About Dog Cancer Answers

Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network

This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold.

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James Jacobson

Host, Podcast Veteran

Maui, Hawaii, USA

James is one of the hosts on Dog Cancer Answers and founder of the Dog Podcast Network, a series of shows dedicated to all things dog.