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- Publisher: Maui Media LLC; 2 edition (July 28, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 28, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B005F5HPXU
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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".
As someone who works in the pharmaceutical industry and wants proof of efficacy and safety, I really appreciate that the recommendations are founded in science and research.
I'm still pouring over the pages of this book, and still learning and appreciating it--and the two veterinary authors--again and again.
Top international reviews
If you find yourself in the situation where you need this book, it is invaluable.
I dont think this book gave me anything I didn't know already, or anything that helped bring me peace about what happened.
I used the cancer diet, Apocaps and K9 immunity plus for 6 months and he's still here going strong.
Very comforting to read the same experiences other owners went through . Got started on the recommended diet and supplements straight away before going to an oncologist.