DEBORAH STRAW, AUTHOR, living in Burlington, Vermont, has been a published writer for 25 years. And when she is not writing, she is teaching writing and literature courses at the Community College of Vermont. Her favorite topic is animals and our relationship with them. For more than 12 years, she has written for many animal publications including The Bark, laJoie, DogGone, The Pet Tribune and other periodicals. She has volunteered in animal shelters, has always lived with companion animals, and is a Board Member of Green Mountain Animal Defenders.

Deborah’s first book, Natural Wonders Of The Florida Keys, an ecotourism book, was published in 1999 followed by Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? How You Can Protect And Treat Your Animal Companion in 2000.

Cancer is now the number one killer of most domestic animals and animals consumed for food. Having lost 4 animal companions to cancer, Deborah became frustrated by the lack of concrete knowledge about the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer in pets. Her book Why Is Cancer Killing Our Pets? is a thorough and comprehensive guide to every aspect of the disease in animals and is a result of her search for answers.

Readers will discover the many environmental, dietary and vaccine-related culprits that may cause cancer in pets and they will learn preventive measures that can be taken to safeguard their well-being.

Some of the Chapter headings convey the book’s scope: Environmental Concerns, Vaccinations, Nutrition, The Role of Emotions, Conventional Treatments, Alternative Therapies, Herbs, Vitamins, Homeopathy and Naturopathy. A list of resources of all kinds and an exhaustive list of recommended books is also included.

Deborah will speak on How You Can Protect & Treat Your Pet From Cancer.


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