The Pet Cancer Vet™

On "The Pet Cancer Vet" Tracie and Dr. Sue take per-arranged calls from pet owners with a dog or cat" with cancer, in order to give them and other listeners 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.  Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, Dr. Sue is the co-author of the Second Edition of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which is a best-selling book in small animal health for the last several years. Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and is currently the head of the Oncology Department at the Animal Specialty & Emergency Center in the Hudson Valley, NY.  She is one of approximately 400 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003. She has recently won the Woof Pack Award for Exceptional Doctor Performance and the Public Relations Achievement Award in the Northeast specialty region. Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology)

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


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Do Missed Chemo Treatments Lower Success Rates

Pet Cancer Vet (06-04-2018) #2071: Missed treatments of chemotherapy: does that affect the chance for success at getting cancer into remission? Lisa from North Carolina calls about Ruger, her 6-1/2-year-old pitbull/boxer mix with stage 4 lymphoma, who is on chemo with the UWM CHOP protocol. She’s worried because she had to miss a treatment because of his low blood counts — and asks how this will affect his outcome. Dr. Sue explains what the white cell count means and whether skipping a treatment is a problem. Also, Ruger is losing weight and he is Lisa’s first dog and she is “beyond heartbroken.” Dr. Sue and Tracie recommend a lightly processed whole food — preferably human quality food like The Honest Kitchen — and to also give her boy any actual “people food” that she wants to feed him.