Dog Cancer Surgery [MP3]

Ask Dr. Dressler: Cancer Surgery

Chances are, you haven't really heard the full scoop on surgery -- because most vets only talk about the at-home care required AFTER the surgery is over, when they're handing over your groggy, stitched up dog.

In this eye-opening seminar, Dr. Dressler tells you everything you need to know about cancer surgeries – including what actually goes on during the surgery itself. This is stuff most vets don’t have time to tell you about. In this seminar he addresses:

  • Why preparing your dog for surgery is so important
  • The difference between curative surgery and palliative surgery
  • Under what circumstances you should probably agree to surgery
  • Under what circumstances you may want to decline surgery
  • Steps to take at home to get your dog (and you) ready for surgery
  • How to be your dog’s Primary Health Advocate: what questions to ask your vet, and how to ask them
  • Post-surgical biopsies and why they are critical 
  • How to take care of your dog at home after the surgery is finished

As always, Dr. Dressler also answers questions from members about their dog’s cancer.

Seminar Details

03:48 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Overview of Dr. Dressler, and his surgery experience. The desired outcomes of surgery, and truth about dog cancer surgery.

06:12 Dr. Demian Dressler:

What is systematic cancer and how does it affect surgery?

07:49 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Dog Cancer Surgery and life quality.

10:09 Dr. Demian Dressler:

The different types of surgery: palliative and curative, how cancer spread affects surgery outcomes, and the side effects of surgery itself.

20:47 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Your personality type and its importance in determining your dog’s treatment plan.

23:57 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Dog cancer surgery and life expectancy, gained life expectancy, and median life expectancy.

24:52 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Side effects of radiation, both current and delayed.

28:58 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Dog cancer surgery and its impact on life quality, treatment plan analysis, and mobility aids.

46:39 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Assessing your surgeon’s qualifications, and their surgical ability.

54:12 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Preparing your home post-surgery.

58:00 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Supplements and medications that you will need to take into consideration before, during, and after surgery.

63:40 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Being your dog’s primary care advocate.

65:54 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Pain management and anaesthesia.

72:43 Dr. Demian Dressler:

Questions to ask your veterinarian and surgeon about your dog’s surgery, and pre and post-surgery care.

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