Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: Empowerment for Dog Owners
Author: Laurie Kaplan
Format: Kindle eBook
Number Of Pages: 291
Publisher: JanGen Press
Details: Every day in the U.S., about 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with cancer. About half of our dogs will have cancer in their lifetimes. Still, owners are always shocked and depressed to hear the diagnosis. Most owners know little or nothing about how to care for a dog with cancer.
Help Your Dog Fight Cancer is an owner's manual for the owner of a dog with cancer. The book offers a plain-English, easy to digest, explanation of cancer in dogs with a review of causes, prevention and the types of cancer. It contains everything an owner needs to know in order to become a proactive, effective advocate for their dog. This third edition is updated and expanded.
Treatment options are discussed, as well as over-treatment and under-treatment. The book provides guidance for decision-making from a different perspective than an owner would receive from a veterinarian. Also discussed are the decision not to provide treatment at all, and the decision to stop treatment at various points during a treatment protocol. Guidance is provided for how to communicate with the veterinary medical team; provide the dog with diet and supplements to fight cancer; be prepared for cancer side effects and treatment side effects; and be prepared for the course of events that comes after a diagnosis of canine cancer.
Throughout the book, the dog's quality of life is the most important consideration in making decisions. Readers learn to turn despair into confidence and become their best friend's best advocate.