Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: What Every Caretaker Should Know About Canine Cancer 2nd Edition (Protected Version)
Publication date: April 2012
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
Like the first edition, this is a crash course on canine cancer for all dog lovers. Covers prevention, diagnosis, treatment options, side effects, diet, supplements AND home care. Medical animal writer Kaplan shares journey with her own lymphoma survivor, Bullet.
This second edition includes medical updates and expansions on surgery and radiation treatments for canine cancer, updated chemo agent information chart, several inserted case studies about dogs in the Magic Bullet Fund to support and illustrate text content, and a new final chapter about end-of-life care, “Pawspice” care, decisions to stop treatment or euthanize, and grief.
Reviews of first edition follow.
* Review by Terry Winkelmann for Dog Fancy Magazine:
Gentle, accessible and full of hope, Kaplan's book offers an understandable overview of cancer pathology and treatment. Anyone in the unfortunate position to need this information will benefit greatly from her reporter's skill at reasearch, her editor's gift for making tough material readable, and her personal experience."
* Review, Whole Dog Journal, January 2006:
In her book, "Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: An Overview of Home Care Options," Laurie kalan describes her Siberian Husky, Bullet, and his cancer treatment, providing important information for anyone who would like to prevent cancer or whose dog has the disease.
* Review, VIN (Veterinary Information Network):
"This is an excellent resource for veterinarians to have available for pet owners and an excellent book for staff members who are uninformed about cancer treatment."
* Letter to the author, from Patti Henderson:
I read your book the first week of Duncan's diagnosis and I was totally blown away and felt armed. It was my first life preserver - I felt I was sinking to great depths no matter how fast I swam. Thank you thank you so much. I have shared your book with the vets in Duncan's cancer team, as something they should all have available for their patients. I went thru your book page by page with both of them. I am so thankful for your book... it is an absolute Godsend.
THANK YOU LAURIE KAPLAN!!!
[Bless your heart and Bullet's for paving the road. I know it must have been difficult.]
* Review, by Alice Villalobos DVM, director Animal Oncology Consultation Service, Woodland Hills, CA:
Kaplan's book fills a need and genuinely answers the question of how to help your dog fight cancer. It's like a launching pad for dog owners who come to our oncology service. One client said that reading this book was the thurning point for her after three weeks of emotional trauma and indecision about treatment options for her dog.