The Pet Cancer Vet™

On The Pet Cancer Vet Dr. Sue Ettinger takes per-arranged calls from pet
owners with a dog or cat with cancer to give information, support and hope.
Dr. Sue’s philosophy is that cancer is a treatable disease and her motto is
“Live longer, live well.” Sue supports an integrative approach to
radiation, chemotherapy and surgery with the addition of supplements and
nutritional support.

Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Susan Ettinger is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine (Oncology), one of approximately 300 board-certified
veterinary specialists in medical oncology in North America. She is the co-
author of the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide which Tracie believes is
indispensable for anyone whose dog is diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Sue
initiated the medical oncology service at the Animal Specialty Center
(ASC), a private practice specialty hospital in Yonkers, just north of New
York City. If you would like to join Dr. Sue and Tracie on the air with
your questions, please write

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology)

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Unexplained Pet Death

November 20, 2017

Pet Cancer Vet (11-20-2017) #2070: Don’t blame cancer for unexplained pet death! Dr. Sue and Tracie discuss a question from a listener who had speculated that her dog’s sudden decline and death might have been caused by an undetected cancer. While Tracie and Dr. Sue empathize with the frustration of not having an explanation for […]

Cancer Statistic Busters

October 30, 2017

Pet Cancer Vet (10-30-2017) #2067: Don’t get hung up on what survival time “most” pets with cancer are given. Enjoy every day and think positive! Dr. Sue talks about “statistic busters” — like kitty Jojo, a two-year-old cat with very tough lymphoma in the chest. He way surpassed the usual six month protocol and survival […]

New Lymphoma Treatments

August 14, 2017

Pet Cancer Vet (08-14-2017) #2066: Dr. Sue discusses new lymphoma treatments, which are valuable because cancer cells do become resistant to chemotherapy the cells have already “seen” (been treated with). Tenovia (more info at is a new chemotherapy drug, conditionally licensed and requiring extra precautions. MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL

Rabies Vaccine Okay for Dog on Chemo?

May 15, 2017

Pet Cancer Vet (05-15-2017) #2065: Is it okay for a dog on chemotherapy to get a rabies vaccination (required by law)? Dr. Sue gives the answer to Maureen, whose Scottish Terrier was diagnosed with TCC (bladder cancer is common in this breed) and been on chemotherapy for past nine months. Dr. Sue’s advice to others […]

Making Medicating Your Pets Easier

February 20, 2017

Pet Cancer Vet (02-20-2017) #2064: Dr. Sue and Tracie talk to Steve Siegel about Best Pet RX, his compounding pharmacy for animal medications and how they are able to turn any medication into an oral paste, liquid or micro-tablet to make taking medicine easy for cats, dogs and their people. MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL

Additional Treatments for Pit Bull With Lymphoma

December 27, 2016

Pet Cancer Vet (12-26-2016) #2062: Dr. Sue and Tracie speak to Helen in Winnetka, California, whose dog Sinatra is a five-year-old pit bull mix who has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Helen wants to know whether after the traditional CHOP protocol are there any other drugs or treatments she can look into? She’s so happy Sinatra […]

Treating Hemangiosarcoma

November 28, 2016

Pet Cancer Vet (11-28-2016) #2061: Erin in Manitoba Canada is a “vet tech” whose eleven-year-old Husky, Holden, seemed “just not right” and with her professional experience and instinct she took him right to the clinic. It turned out he had hemangiosarcoma which meant removing his spleen — but it’s now six weeks out and chemo […]

Lymphoma in a Young Cat

October 24, 2016

Pet Cancer Vet (10-24-2016) #2060: Sally calls about her Blue Russian, Celica Blue, a two-year-old kitty who threw up her breakfast — and by that night Sally believed something was really wrong and took her to the ER vet. The shock was that young as she was, the pussy cat had lymphoma. Dr. Sue explains […]

Lymphoma, Importance of Delaying Prednisone Before Chemo

October 17, 2016

Pet Cancer Vet (10-17-2016) #2059: Jason and Andra explain how they had just moved to Scottsdale AZ when — at a routine vet visit — they discovered lymphoma in their Boxer-mix, Kane. Dr. Sue discuses the differences between B-cell and T-cell lymphoma and the importance of not beginning prednisone before chemotherapy. MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow […]

Treating German Shepherd After Hemangiosarcoma Surgery

September 12, 2016

Pet Cancer Vet (09-12-2016) #2057: Vivien in Austria wants advice about Mato, her German Shepherd dog, who had successful surgery for hemangiosarcoma of the heart. Now she wants to use Apocaps, various supplements and vitamins along with low dose chemo and wants to know how to mix them for maximum benefits. After 5 cycles of […]