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Getting a Second Opinion on Your Dog’s Cancer Diagnosis

…this question. How important is it to get a second opinion? So, you got a diagnosis from your Veterinarian that says, “My dog has this type of cancer”. Should I get a second opinion? Is it really important and how do I go about doing that? I’ll throw that out to either one of you. Dr. Susan Ettinger: I think I can jump in it. There’s two second opinions that I think people think about. One is seeing another Veterinarian, whether that’s typically…

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Dog Cancer Diagnosis Not An Immediate Death Sentence

Transcript of: Dog Cancer Diagnosis Not An Immediate Death Sentence   James Jacobson: Here’s a question that we get and that probably resonates a lot with people, as soon as they hear that their dog has cancer. Some people think “oh my God, my dog…” It’s like an immediate death sentence. What are your thoughts? I throw this out to either you Dr. Ettinger or you Dr. Dressler. What are your thoughts in terms of is getting a cancer diagnosed a…

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Should You See an Oncologist for Your Dog’s Cancer

…. Then we will really gonna talk to the owners about the biopsy, about the diagnosis of cancer and we can make some generalizations of how this cancer behaves. Is it a malignant cancer, is it going to spread? One of the really things that’s super important is to figure out has it spread at time of diagnosis, so for different cancers it may be different but we may do some chest X-rays or CT scans or ultrasounds that are gonna help us figure out has…

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Welcome to Dog Cancer Answers- Meet the Veterinarians

…he dog cancer journey for guardian for a human dealing with the dog cancer diagnosis, but also addresses all of the different areas that up to this point have been very disorganize and unexamined diet and supplements outside the box of therapeutics, and acupuncture, homeopathy and touch therapies are always different things that up to this point have not had a very critical evaluation to see okay what really works here in this “alternative c…

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Your Emotions and Your Dog’s Cancer

…ing if you think back to the moment when you actually heard the dog cancer diagnosis from the Veterinarian you know what I’m talking about, your entire world feels as if it’s been turned upside down and it’s such a huge part of coping with dog cancer that it’s the type of thing that can either make the experience a horrible, horrible nightmare and pure living hell for everybody or it can in some cases if managed properly make the experience an ent…

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Diagnosing Dog Cancer with a Biopsy or Fine Needle Aspirate

…n infection, and at least gives you a place to start with your pet’s diagnosis. James Jacobson: Dr. Dressler, is that usually done under general anesthesia? Dr. Demian Dressler: It depends on what we’re talking about and what we’re testing. The superficial ones which is out on the skin, though is usually will start as Dr. Ettinger point it out with a fine needle aspirate and it’s very very simple, and it literally as far as…

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How to know when it’s time to say Good Bye

…17;t want to bring it up with me. Make a list right around the time of the diagnosis of maybe the top five things that your dog lives to do. Runs to the food bowl every night for dinner, greets me at the door, can’t wait to go for walks, loves to sit on the couch with me in the evening and watch while I’m watching TV. Really make a list about the top 5 things. I think it’s important that maybe when 3 or 4 of those things start to…

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Why Didn’t My Vet Catch My Dog’s Cancer Earlier

…n to the guardian. There can be a sense of frustration because we have the diagnosis of cancer and many times there’s a feeling, “Okay I have to blame somebody, there’s some anger some aggravation and its completely natural, however, just to soothe that feeling a little bit one has to look at biology and understand a couple of different things. The first thing is that a veterinary patient one of our loved pets does not do any self-exam…

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Amputation for Dogs with Osteosarcoma Cancer

…k about the possibility of amputating a limb when you have an Osteosarcoma diagnosis. Which of you would like to take that first? Dr. Demian Dressler: You wanna go for it Sue? Dr. Susan Ettinger: Sure, you want me to go first? Dr. Demian Dressler: Why not? James Jacobson: Sure! Dr. Ettinger, what do you think about a surgery for Osteosarcoma? Dr. Susan Ettinger: So, Osteosarcoma is an aggressive cancer in two ways. I think it’s really important fo…

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Nasal Tumors – What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Cancer

…u’ll need a nasal biopsy and in best case scenario the better way to diagnosis is with a CT scan and Rhynoscopy which is a scoping procedure where they’re gonna get a biopsy, but that’s really gonna give you the complete picture about the extent of the disease on the type of nasal cancer that your dog has. James Jacobson: Dr. Dressler, your thoughts on treatment options for nasal cancer. Dr. Demian Dressler: Well, treating option…

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Brain Tumors- What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Cancer

…not an option. So, there’s a lot of different options out there, once the diagnosis is made… James Jacobson: And if you are looking at the cyberknife as an option there’s a whole video in this series specifically on that unique procedure. Dr. Dressler, what are your thoughts about treating brain tumors? Dr. Demian Dressler: Brain tumors are tough even perhaps more so than other cancer, they don’t rear their head, so to speak until they’re more fa…

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Dog Cancer Remission- What Can You Expect

Transcript of: Dog Cancer Remission- What Can You Expect James Jacobson: When your dog has a cancer, the words you wanna hear after you go to the treatment process is, “It’s gone, it’s cured, your dog’s in remission”. First of all, how likely are you to hear that and what are the different types of remission? We’ll start with you first Dr. Ettinger in New York. Dr. Susan Ettinger: So, if you’re with remi…

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Are You a Dog Lover or Dog Guardian- Helping Your Dog Survive Cancer

Transcript of: Are You a Dog Lover or Dog Guardian- Helping Your Dog Survive Cancer James Jacobson: Here’s an interesting question that I want to throw out to you first Dr. Dressler, what is the difference between being a dog lover and being a dog guardian? Dr. Demian Dressler: That’s an excellent question. There can be confusion in our minds not only as veterinarians but also as owners, “of dogs”. The confusion is this,…

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