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The frequent references to products available through the authors' online store serve to remind that, along with their expertise and good intentions (which I've no reason to question), they've also got a business interest beyond just selling this book. I won't offer an opinion on their proprietary "Apocaps" supplement or its efficacy, because I'm not a veterinarian and can't say whether it's scientifically valid or empirically helpful. It's worth noting, though, that the book pushes these very expensive supplements as an important, ongoing part of treating your dog's cancer. Since they're only sold in 90 cap bottles, with no bulk discount nor a large-breed formulation (dogs over 60lbs are supposed to take 9 caps/day!), you'd be spending hundreds of additional dollars on the authors' products if you have a dog that's lucky enough to survive for six months or more....thousands if it happens to be a bigger dog.
OF COURSE we're all willing to do just about anything to help our beloved companions when they're sick. If nothing else, I think the healthier, home-prepared diet prescribed in the book can do wonders for many dogs. For the diet and (general) supplement advice alone, I'd say the book is worth it. Whether you want to buy the authors' other products, or practice their mental health techniques, is secondary to that.
Written by two veterinarians, Damian Dressler and Susan Ettinger, the book introduces The Full Spectrum Approach, which comprises both traditional and alternative treatment modalities. Chemotherapeutics, anesthetics, antibiotics and other drugs are discussed along with herbal, diet, and nutrition supplements. He also discusses how to deal with the emotional and other issues including the stress in the human family.
Since I (this reviewer) personally am a STRONG proponent of providing the healthiest possible diet, exercise, and emotional balance in supporting our animal friends' wellness, I am happy to read the Drs recommend and support that same attention.
A drawback is that Dr. Dressler apparently has a product he offers and wants to "hawk" through this book, giving it an entire chapter. But the other information is so valuable, I can over look that "sell".