31 episodes

Want to learn the latest in veterinary medicine from today’s leading veterinary experts?

Each week, our host, Dr. Lori Cesario, board-certified veterinary oncologist, will share what’s new, what’s possible, and what’s on the horizon for our four-legged best friends. Topics will include quality of life, nutrition, cancer treatment, surgery, etc. The goal of this show is to provide hope, inspiration and the knowledge to help your dog live a better and longer life.

Your Dog Wants You To Know This! Dr. Lori Cesario

    • Pets & Animals
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Want to learn the latest in veterinary medicine from today’s leading veterinary experts?

Each week, our host, Dr. Lori Cesario, board-certified veterinary oncologist, will share what’s new, what’s possible, and what’s on the horizon for our four-legged best friends. Topics will include quality of life, nutrition, cancer treatment, surgery, etc. The goal of this show is to provide hope, inspiration and the knowledge to help your dog live a better and longer life.

    How to REALLY Diagnose Leukemia and Lymphoma with Dr. Anne Avery

    How to REALLY Diagnose Leukemia and Lymphoma with Dr. Anne Avery

    Did you know that there are multiple variations of lymphoma and leukemia? 
     
    Today we’re talking about the many faces of lymphoma and leukemia. These diseases can look like many things. Some are more aggressive than others, so having an exact diagnosis is key. 
     
    To walk us through that and help us understand it, we are joined by Dr. Anne Avery. 
     
    Dr. Avery received her V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Cornell University. She was a post-doctorate fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and is currently a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology at Colorado State University as well as the Director of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory.
     
    We’re covering things like what variations exist, what they look like, how they might be diagnosed and why an accurate diagnosis is so important.
     
    Tune in to find out more about these diseases!
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    CSU Clinical Immunology Laboratory 
     
    Full show notes and links mentioned in the episode are available at www.caninecanceracademy.com/podcast-ep-31
     
    Don’t forget to say hello on Instagram @thecaninecaneracademy and on Facebook Canine Cancer Academy 

    • 31 min
    Important Questions To Ask Your Vet After A Cancer Diagnosis

    Important Questions To Ask Your Vet After A Cancer Diagnosis

    Have you ever felt like you didn’t know exactly what to ask your care provider when your dog got sick? If so, you are not alone. 
     
    This is a common concern that I hear over and over again, so I made a question list for you!
     
    In this episode, we’ll first cover questions about diagnosis and treatment. We will also go over how to express your desires and expectations to your care provider so you have a better chance of getting the outcome that you are looking for. 
     
    Most of these questions can be helpful no matter what condition your pet is going through, so I really hope you find this helpful whether your pet has cancer or any other diagnosis.
     
    If you want to feel more confident and prepared after a diagnosis, this episode is for you. 
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    www.caninecanceracademy.com/25-questions
     
    Full show notes and links mentioned in the episode are available at www.caninecanceracademy.com/podcast-ep-30
     
    Don’t forget to say hello on Instagram @thecaninecaneracademy and on Facebook Canine Cancer Academy 

    • 30 min
    How to Make Sure Your Dog Gets Uninterrupted Care When You Can’t Access Your Care Provider

    How to Make Sure Your Dog Gets Uninterrupted Care When You Can’t Access Your Care Provider

    What would happen if your general practitioner or oncologist had an emergency and you couldn't get in touch with them?
     
    If your dog was feeling sick or really needed a medication refill, would you know what to do or where to go?
     
    Some oncology clinics or general practitioner offices actually had to close for two weeks during COVID.
     
    These are the types of things that we’re dealing with more frequently right now, so I want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for a similar scenario.
     
    In this episode, I’m walking you through a four-step plan and a list of recommendations that will help you prepare in the case that you don’t have access to your general practitioner or oncologist. 
     
    I’m also sharing some questions for you to ask your care provider so that your dog can receive continuous care throughout that time.
     
    If you don’t have an emergency care plan for your dog, this episode is for you. 
     
    Full show notes and links mentioned in the episode are available at www.caninecanceracademy.com/podcast-ep-29
     
    Don’t forget to say hello on Instagram @thecaninecaneracademy and on Facebook Canine Cancer Academy 

    • 12 min
    Translational Medicine: How Our Environment May Increase the Risk of Cancer for Dogs and People with Dr. Lauren Trepanier

    Translational Medicine: How Our Environment May Increase the Risk of Cancer for Dogs and People with Dr. Lauren Trepanier

    Does our environment increase our risk of cancer? 
     
    This is the question that today’s guest, Dr. Lauren Trepanier, is working to answer and understand more fully. 
     
    I’m very excited to have her on the podcast to talk all about translational medicine.
     
    Dr. Trepanier will be helping us to learn more about how to decrease cancer risk or why our dogs might have gotten cancer in the first place.
     
    Dr. Trepanier is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.  She’s assistant dean for clinical and translational research, has a PhD in pharmacology and she is board certified in both veterinary internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. 
     
    Stay tuned for a fascinating episode about how we hope to reduce the risk of cancer for dogs and people. 
     
    Show notes available at www.caninecanceracademy.com/podcast-ep-28
    Don’t forget to say hello on Instagram @thecaninecaneracademy and on Facebook Canine Cancer Academy 

    • 18 min
    Raising Our Standards For Your Dog's Quality of Life, a How To Guide with Dr. Page Yaxley

    Raising Our Standards For Your Dog's Quality of Life, a How To Guide with Dr. Page Yaxley

    Have you ever considered hospice care for your pet? Did you even know that's an option? 
     
    Today we're going to be talking all about palliative and hospice care. And even if you think you might know what it is, I can assure you there will be at least one or two surprises in today's episode. 
     
    It's an important and growing area of veterinary medicine, with the goal of helping your dog have more good days. Today's guest, Dr. Page Yaxley, talks about what makes a palliative and hospice care specialist different from your veterinarian or oncologist. 
     
    Dr. Page Yaxley is a board-certified criticalist and an assistant professor in the small animal emergency and critical care department at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Page is a founding member and the co-president of the Veterinary Society for Hospice and Palliative Care, the first hospice organization exclusively for veterinarians. She also teaches end-of-life care and communication and has received many teaching awards.
     
    If you're interested in learning more about how we can make our pets more comfortable at the end of their lives, tune in to this special episode. 
     
    Show notes available at www.caninecanceracademy.com/podcast-ep-27
    Don’t forget to say hello on Instagram @thecaninecaneracademy and on Facebook Canine Cancer Academy 

    • 25 min
    Should You Treat Your Dog’s Cancer?

    Should You Treat Your Dog’s Cancer?

    Do you worry about what would happen if your dog were to get a cancer diagnosis? 
     
    I want to try to make it a little less scary and help you understand your options in certain situations. 
     
    It can be incredibly difficult to figure out if you should treat your dog's cancer or another serious disease. And if you decide yes, how do you even begin to determine what treatment is best for your dog or your family? It's a lot to think about. 
     
    This episode is all about thinking through those decisions and how an oncologist can help you through that process. 
     
    If you want to feel a little more empowered to handle a difficult diagnosis, I've got your back. 
     
    Show notes available at www.caninecanceracademy.com/podcast-ep-26
     
    Don’t forget to say hello on Instagram @thecaninecaneracademy and on Facebook Canine Cancer Academy 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

Suec3 ,

Lori!

I am so excited for this podcast!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR VALUABLE INFORMATION!!
This last episode with questions to ask your vet was amazing!!! Such valuable information. I made a lot of mistakes the first time by just not knowing what to do with my pups cancer. I pray to GOD I don’t have to experience that again but if I do THANK YOU LORI ❤️🐾❤️

Polo&Pablo ,

Excellent topics

My dog was recently diagnosed with cancer and his oncologist recommended this podcast. It has really helped me understand more about the disease and what we can do to deal with it. I definitely recommend it.
One suggestion is to list all of the sources that are discussed in an episode, since sometimes certain studies are discussed and there’s no link to them (an article about it or the research paper would be fine).
Thanks for making this amazing podcast, Dr. Lori!

HMojai ,

So helpful!!

As a new puppy owner, this podcast has been a wonderful resource for both social/behavioral issues as well as any health concerns. Lori asks the questions I would ask if I was in the room :) thank you!!

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