“42 Rules to Fight Dog Cancer: Real Stories and Practical Approaches to Dealing with Dog Cancer ” by Aimee Quemuel, foreword by Laurie Kaplan, first printing August 2010, SuperStar Press, superstarpress.com, $19.95.
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60773-030-9 (1-60773-030-8);
eBook ISBN: 978-1-60773-031-6
This book is a collection of stories from several dog owners who had to make some tough decisions after their dogs were diagnosed with various forms of cancer. Some opted for chemotherapy, some for holistic or other alternative medicine, and others went with a combination of methods.
Some are survival stories, others are not, but all give vital information and support to help you make your own choices.
A sample of some of the 42 Rules are “Don’t make rash decisions to euthanize,” “Never stop reading,” “Fight for your dog,” “Get a second opinion,” and “Seek an open-minded veterinarian.”
There’s also information on how to fund your cancer fight, including info on the Magic Bullet Fund, which provides financial assistance for people who have a dog with cancer and cannot afford treatment. MBF has a website at themagicbulletfund.org.
This book was well worth reading, even for someone like me, who doesn’t have a dog with cancer. At the present time, I don’t even have a dog, but I found the book very interesting and informative. And the best part is, the author donates all proceeds from the book to dog charities.
For even more stories shared by dog owners on their fight against dog cancer, visit Quemuel’s website at www.fightdogcancer.com.