The Pet Cancer Vet™

The Pet Cancer Vet™ was a weekly podcast from 2013-2019 with a devoted following, co-hosted by Radio Pet Lady Network producer Tracie Hotchner and oncologist Dr. Sue Ettinger. The first 72 episodes of the show gave advice, information and hope to millions of people whose pets had cancer --- and continue to be available for listening here and on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Audible and Stitcher, even though Tracie has not actively been creating new episodes. Stay tuned for the new version of the show very soon!

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.