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Modern Dog Praises The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Modern Dog published a lovely review of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide in their Winter 2011/2012 edition, which hit the stands on December 1, 2011. The full text is below, or you can download the PDF here. Modern Dog Review The Dog Cancer Survival Guide By Dr. Demian Dressler, with Dr. Susan Ettinger (Maui Media; 2011) Caring for a dog with cancer can be overwhelming. Is surgery the best option? What about chemotherapy? Or alternative care? At this troubling time, having The Dog Cancer Survival Guide by your side is like having both a knowledgeable and a caring friend beside you. Written in plain English for the layperson, this comprehensive book provides expert advice on the entire spectrum of cancer in dogs. It offers the latest research on everything from possible causes such as carcinogens in the air and soil, to the role of free radicals and antioxidants. Importantly, for the health of your dog and for your own peace of mind, The Dog Cancer Survival Guide gives you a down-to-earth appraisal of treatments that have been proven to work. This includes a realistic evaluation of conventional methods such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation to alternative methods such as plant-based…

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Library Journal Praises The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Library Journal published a review of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide on August 25, 2011. The full text is below, or you can read the original on their website. You can also download the PDF here. Library Journal Review Dressler, Demian, DVM, with Susan Ettinger, DVM. The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments To Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. 2d ed. Maui Media. 2011. 500p. illus. index. ISBN 9780975263150. pap. $34.95. SCI/PETS With this book, canine cancer—the number one killer of dogs—loses some of its sting. The message that the dreaded diagnosis is not necessarily a death sentence will reassure many readers. Dressler, a general practice veterinarian, and Ettinger, a veterinary oncologist, advocate the “full spectrum” approach to treatment, in which conventional tools (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation) and alternative remedies (supplements, botanical nutraceuticals, mind-body medicine) are considered. Their counsel, in short: “Try everything.” The book’s divided structure is somewhat unusual (but nonetheless effective), as Dressler uses the first two-thirds to give a comprehensive overview, while in the last third, Ettinger details 12 common cancers and their conventional treatments. Clever use of sidebars (part of the book’s “Dummies”-style packaging) allows the authors to comment on each other’s ideas, so…

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