What Fans Say
You Highly Recommend Our Favorites!
Wow! Love your book, your blog, your video, and your spirit! We love Maui and will be taking my mother in law this June. Our food experiences in Maui have been awful! We have discovered only a handful of restaurants that we liked and would recommend to our friends. It was exciting to see that you highly recommended our favorites!
Not One Disappointing Meal!
This is the one book I took everywhere when we were in Maui, just in case we came across a must visit" restaurant. I also used it to plan some special dining and events before we even left for our trip. All I can say is...wow. The reviews were right on, every time, and thanks to this book, being first time visitors to Maui, we didn't have even one disappointing meal, treat, or event. I am recommending it to everyone I know, and I am so glad I knew about it before we went!
Very useful on North Shore (Pa'ia) and UpCountry, too. Every comment in the book was right on." Highly recommend using this book when in Maui."
Right on the Mark
ALOHA. Have been on the island since Feb. 5 and leaving Feb. 25. Once again, your book was right on the mark". I was pleased to see that the book is now on sale at many of the local stores. Good luck, it is a great accurate source of information."
Used for Nearly Every Meal
"We are just back from our trip and I wanted you to know that we used your book for nearly every meal choice. Not once did you steer us wrong! We had amazing food at many restaurants we wouldn't have know existed. Thanks bunches!!"
"Very handy book, we read and reviewed before our trip to Maui and went to the restaurants we wanted, just wish we had more time as the ones we visited were exactly what the book described."
Save Good Money on Bad Food
"We haven't been to Maui in several years so we thought that getting advice on the best restaurants would be worthwhile and this book really fit our needs. So far every restaurant we've tried has been good and we have tried a few that we might not have considered. We still have 4 more days here and I am bummed because that is not enough days to try all of the restaurants I still want to go to - I guess that is a good reason to come back. You will not regret purchasing this book as it saves you so much money that you might have spent on bad (more…)
Honest and Artful Writing
I love the honest and artful writing style, as well as advice that is unbiased and never steers me wrong. I have found many excellent recommendations and new favorites in this book. I have also had my suspicions confirmed....(why did I think that meal was so average when this restaurant is supposed to be so great?). Great advice, a must have for visiting, or living on Maui if you appreciate great food!
New Information Even After Three Visits
"Book gives reader a fair and thorough review of the restaurants but also informs best places to shop, farmer's markets, types of fish available on islands, (more…)
Love the Where To Recommendations
"This book gives such good useful information. We love the good and the negative comments. Also the other "where to" recommendations are great. We signed up for the blog information and received a rapid reply to a question."
We Are So Glad We Spent Money On It
We Really LOVED all twelve restaurants we visited based on the books advice. Wasn't sure it would be worth spending the money on the book for a week and a half stay on the island, but we are so glad that we did, as the restaurants gave us terrific food and memorable experiences at fair prices. We went to both budget and the most extravagent restaurants. The great food at the budget restaurants easily paid for the book, as we wouldn't normally find these great little reasonably priced places. When we took a chance on restaurants not in the (more…)
Accurate and Fair Ratings
"Thanks for your book, Maui’s Top Restaurants. My wife Lisa ordered your book from Amazon before our recent trip to Maui. It had been around 21 years since our last trip to Maui; this was the first trip to Maui for our two daughters: Lauren 21 and Carrie 18...We loved everything about the book. Accurate and fair ratings, personal writing style, well explained sponsorship issue. Having both multiple rating criteria, plus an overall rating was helpful. The subsections were very helpful: Ten Meals on Maui, Recommended restaurants by food (more…)
All Were Excellent!
"We went to several restaurants that were reccommended. All were excellent! probably would not have found some of the places if we had not read about them."
You Changed Our Lives!
James & Molly:
You changed our lives. Literally. We danced at the bar in Capische, beat the crowd at HGS on the way up the mountain enjoyed LGrill after the theater, lunch crowd twice at Cafe O'Lei. Spago's and Joe's....next time. Stayed in Makena and never got on the road without your book. I have never been to Maui this way before.....snorkel in the morning, sunset in the evening....and eat by the rays of the Jacobson's.
I Got It Back After Two Hours
"I can't tell you how much my wife and I have enjoyed your book Top Maui Restaurants. I'm being very honest in telling you that we have been coming to Maui since 1975 and have (more…)
Good for General Information, too!
"Just got home from Maui and this book was great in helping decide where to eat (both in advance and for some last-minute decisions). The tips section in the back had some good information as well on more general questions like "Should I drive the road to Hana." However, this is a restaurant guide and not a general guidebook so you'll need something else for maps, lists of sightseeing activities etc. You can also buy this book in several places on (more…)
My husband and I absolutely love your book. It has been our bible for eating on Maui for the last 2 trips we have taken and I have to say that the reviews and info you provided were spot on. I have also bought one as a birthday gift for my sister who is going to Maui in October.
Recoup Your Investment Many Times Over
If you are going to Maui and want to make the most of your dining out budget, I'd highly recommend this book. It rates many restaurants for food, ambience, value and more. We've used it for two years now and dined on some fabulous island food and avoided the pitfalls of dining based on advertising or random selection. You recoup your initial investment of the cost of the book many tmes over. I also love that they give you reviews on specific dishes. I tried many of them and found the reviews to be accurate and helpful. If you buy this book (more…)
Have My Kindle In My Hand
I purchased your book a few weeks ago and have had my Kindle in hand ever since. My husband and I are coming to Maui ( from Pennsylvania) in August with our kids for 10 days. I have thoroughly enjoyed the book and take real heart and notes with your impressions and reviews of the local restaurants. The book is amazing and I even shared it with my travel agent this week. Thanks for the honest information and the time you and James invest to help travelers like us to make the most of our trip to your special paradise. We are staying in (more…)
Remarkable Guide to Culinary Satisfaction
I have been to Maui a few times and your book has been a remarkable guide to culinary satisfaction. I mean is there any better way to travel than by one's taste buds?
Helped Make Our Time in Maui Lovely
Your newsletters and your book, which i bought, was very helpful before and during our vacation. Thanks again for helping make our time in maui very lovely.
The Reviews Were Right On
My wife and I want to thank you for your wonderful guide.We used it extensively on our trip to Maui in April. The reviews were right on.
"Your book was priceless during our recent 7-day visit - I knew as soon as I started reading that your reviews would help guide us to some gems.Thank you for sharing your research and passion, and helping make our trip easy and tasty!"
"Can't wait to put this book to use on our vacation coming up. This book had everything in it that you can use in maui - tips on restaurants and just plain good tips on going over there for vacation."
Must for Foodies
"If you are a foodie visiting Maui, this book is a must. The reviews are accurate and honest. Maui has some excellent restaraunts, but also has some that it is best to avoid. This book will help you with food, views, and service."
"My husband & I are planning our first trip to Maui and I am a research, plan ahead nut. I bought this book so we can enjoy some of the local places without totally and completely breaking our budget and get some good food in the process! I love how once you purchase the book you get access to the website that has more up to date information so we can see if some of our choices are no longer in business or whatever before we leave the mainland. Thanks for such a great book to Mr & Mrs Jacobson!!"
We Saved Money Every Time We Used It!
We are so grateful for all your hard" research (somebody has to do it!). Yes, we did save money every time we used it!"
Enhanced Our Stay
We picked up your book on our first day here, March 2, and we have enjoyed your tips very much...thanks for the book, it has enhanced our stay.
I just want to thank you for your wonderful book. We just returned from 2 weeks in Maui, and not only used your book for restaurants, but for the "helpful" shopping and touring tips in the back. It is our new bible for Maui...thanks again for a great read and recommendations!"
I recently purchased your Top Maui Restaurants 2010, and I love it.
You Have Not Let Us Done
"We have been to Maui counting this year 23 times and so look forward to it....we will definitely use the "Top Meals of Maui" section in making our selections for dinner. You have not let us down in your reviews and your customers ("WE") appreciate it."
"We are just completing a twelve day trip to Maui, and bought this book while here. We have been coming to Maui for years, and love good food. We therefore have some experience regarding the good restaurants. However, because we bought this book, we happily dined at several restaurants that we would not have otherwise frequented. Examples: The Jacobsons highly recommended a new restaurant (David Paul's Island Grill) which turned out to be a great find. They also highly recommended Gerard's, a long-established restaurant (more…)
Our Second Vacation Was Better Than the First Because of Your Book
Thank you for the invaluable guide, it made our last vacation much more enjoyable than our first trip to Maui... our dining experiences were actually fun with good food at good prices.
Bible for Eating
"I had gotten Molly and James first version of this book for our initial visit to Maui. It was a god-send in steering us in the right direction for food decisions both good places to hit and the "misses" to avoid. I had heard due to family health issues (of parents) that an updated version probably wouldn't happen. Imagine my pleasure and surprise when just a couple weeks before our departure for a return visit to both Maui and Hawaii (the big island, which isn't covered) I got the announcement of the release of the 2010 version of this foodie's (more…)
"My wife and I spend a couple months on Maui every year, and we eat out every day, so we thought we knew a lot about Maui restaurants. I even have a website of my own reviewing Maui restaurants, hotels, condos, sights and activities, so I constantly try to keep up on the latest and best Maui restaurants in all price ranges. But this book, Top Maui Restaurants, taught me much more. It helped me find out about many excellent restaurants I was not familiar with even after years of going to Maui. It helped me learn about what are the best (more…)
"I have never written a review for a book or anything else. (Really!) I just had to pass on the delight I experienced in reading this book. Why, you ask? 1.) It's incredibly well-organized, providing all the information you will need to make well-informed decisions about one of the most fun things to do anywhere, which is eat. 2.)It is well-researched by a couple who have tried all the restaurants in the book during many visits. They live on this island, and they don't just rely on one visit, but return often to continue to reevaluate the conditions. They (more…)
Like Calling Your Brother and Sister
"This book is well written and well organized. After about 5 minutes you are using it like a pro and making plans on where and when to eat while on Maui. The new 2010 edition is out and I have just ordered it since I was so impressed with the 2008 addition. Some of the restaurant reviews on the internet are so bad you wind up not wanting to eat at all. This is like calling your brother and sister and asking what they recommend. Thanks for all the 'hard' work eating constantly and telling us what you think!"
The Third Edition I've Purchased
"This is the third edition of the book that I've purchased over the years, and each year James and Molly exceed my expectations and amaze me that they continue to seek out and find gems of restaurants on Maui. This book is more like a "Bible" than a reference book when it come to providing valuable information, and the money that you'll save by following their advice and dining at the recommended establishments will pay for this book many times over."
"I am a returning traveler to Maui-during whale season. I love this book and am bringing it with me as I will be in Maui on the 1st of February. It is informative and I like to compare my feelings on the restaurants I have visited and will check before going some place new."
Singing the Praises of This Book
"We have been signing the praises of your book since our trip to Maui in 2009. Thank you!"
Up Late Reading
"My 2010 book arrived yesterday and I was up late reading it! Great job! I love it!"
You Made It Special
"Thank you for making our first trip to Hawai'i and to Maui so special. We ate like kings and loved every minute of the trip. For your information, we enjoyed Lahaina Grill, The Feast at Lele, Mala Ocean Tavern in Lahaina, Gannon's, Hali'imaile, Mama's Fish Market and the Paia Fish Market. Your restaurant guide is fantastic."
Love Your New Book!
"Love your new book!!!!! Thank you for all the work you put into it!"
“Thank you so very much . . . Top Maui Restaurants is very helpful for planning a rehearsal dinner next June. We will be spending a week in Maui, staying at the Four Seasons, celebrating a wedding. Your service has been exceptional. Thank you again!”
“We have been home for just two weeks and it seems like we were never away. Your Maui guide was very helpful and we all especially enjoyed Buzz’s and Cafe O’Lei.”
“I ordered your guide on-line. It is excellent. We are from Calgary, Alberta and have been to Maui twice but not for over 10 years, so your guide will come in handy when we visit again in April.”
Mahalo for the Guide
“Just a note to thank you for the Top Maui Restaurants guide. My husband I used it extensively and found some great food - your guide was very helpful. Merry Christmas and Mahalo for the guide.”
Folksy and Down-to-Earth
“My sister Carol and I visited Maui recently with no clue on how to pick restaurants . . . I loved the folksy and down-to-earth reviews, they get right to the quick about each place and what to expect . . . We were trying to watch our pocketbooks a little, too, so it was very helpful in that department . . . I can’t recommend it enough.”
Recommend It To Friends
“Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been to Maui over 20 times and this is the first time I’ve bought the guide. It is excellent! I’m recommending it to my friends here and on the mainland.”
“My family has recently returned from Maui (we stayed at Kaanapali Beach Hotel – wonderful!). Your book was our bible and we are so fortunate to have had your expertise.
Your reviews allowed us to sample some of the exquisite offerings of Maui and our experience would not have been complete without trying your recommendations.”
You Made Our Trip
“We just got home on Friday from an amazing week in Maui and I wanted to tell you that we only ate at restaurants listed in your guide! It was so great because they came with a little ‘assurance’ that we were not going to be scammed! Your info was invaluable to us and I will definitely hold onto it and make sure I tell everyone I know who is going to Maui to get the newest version. Thanks again for making our trip a wonderful dining experience!”
U and your wife have the best advice!
“I love ur book. We just left maui and I used ur book for the second year in a row. U and your wife have the best advice.”
Many Wonderful Meals
"We just returned from Maui yesterday. We can't tell how much your restaurant guide helped us. We had many wonderful meals and planned them using your guide.
We ate at Lahaina Grill (our favorite), Mama's, Waterfront, Mala, I'o, Pineapple Grill, John Paul's (yum), and Paia Fish Market. The chefs tasting menu at Lahaina Grill was one of the best meals we have ever had. We frequently go to New York and New Orleans and have many fine meals all over the country, but the food in Maui is exceptional. Thanks again,"
Wonderful Dining Experiences!
I would like to thank you for the wonderful dining experiences my wife and I had in Maui. Without a doubt, Capische is the best dining experience in Maui [and I found out about it from you]. Once again, your recomendations are excellent and continue providing great reviews. Thank you.
Saved Me Valuable Time
"Reading your book Top Maui Restaurants in advance of our trip enabled us to plan where we would eat out each night (often with the decision made at the last minute) and not spend valuable vacation time trying to figure out where to eat. All in all it made for a very enjoyable and memorable vacation and I just had to let you know how much your restaurant guide helped."
Thanks for Eating Out So Much!
"This is my last night on Maui, and I just picked up this book... Having it two weeks ago would have saved me some indigestion "challenges"! What I love most about this book is the way the authors (a great husband and wife team) describe not just the food, but their entire EXPERIENCE at each restaurant. Each review is written so that I am almost sitting at the table with them! (I swear I was salivating after reading one review!) Thank, Jim and Molly for eating out so much!"
"I'm a resident of Maui, and think this book is great. So far I haven't been disappointed by their recommendations. Thanks for bringing honest reviews about restaurants to Maui rather then having to rely on the Menu guide."
"This was a great resource. I especially liked that the authors would give negative comments about certain restaurants - it made the good reviews much more believable. So many of these books seem like puff pieces while this book struck me as fair and balanced."
Wish I Had One Like It for Every City
"I love this book and wished that I had one just like it for every place that I visit. I am a travel agent and travel often. I am always buying lots of guides to compare each other with to get the best advice on where to dine. I am a planner to the last detail and I HAVE to know where we are going to eat when we travel. It just saves so much time when you are actually on vacation. We love food and appreciate good quality and service. We don't like to spend a lot on eating so value is also very important. This book is great. We will be putting it to the test in (more…)
Clear, Humorous Language
"I bought this book before my first trip to Maui, even though I was going with my boyfriend who goes about 2 or 3 times a year. It was fantastic! We both loved it!
It would be a really great book to leave at your condo or time-share there, but it's also good to have at home so you can plan out your meals. I avoided restaurants that I might normally settle on, and was satisfied every time! They're comprehensive, they cover the tinyest of eating establishments (huts, cafes, a sushi bar that seats only 12), to the mainstream, more (more…)
"We live here on Maui. We also eat out several times a week. The reviews of the restaurants are dead-on accurate! We were amazed at how much we agreed with the so-so review of the fancy restaurant on the beach (Page 212). We are now beginning to work our way through some of the smaller places they have reviewed. This book is an absolute must for any visitor and local who loves food! (more…)
Totally Trust the Ratings and Reviews
"There's nothing worse than trying to pick out a place to eat and then finding out that the reason there are few other cars in the parking lot is because the food (1) is too expensive or (2) is poor in quality or selection. With this book, you can have a much better chance of your dining experience meeting all of your expectations. It's particularly valuable when you are hungry and in a part of the island where you haven't been before. You'll know ahead of time that while you may not like the hamburgers here, the house specialty, fish tacos, are the (more…)
I Did Hours of Research – But All I Needed Was This Book
"I did hours and hours and hours of research on sites such as tripadvisor, Yahoo! Travel, citysearch, yelp, etc. etc. Then I bought this book, and found that I could have bypassed the entire onerous task. Top Maui Restaurants 2008 agreed with all of my research, and provided a lot more. For example, the description of the very first restaurant I looked at in the book provided me information about booking at that particular restaurant that I had not discovered in my online research. I also appreciate the fact that the book is not a shill. If something (more…)
Anyone Eating Out on Maui Needs This Book
"If you are going to Maui and you are not planning to eat all your meals at one resort, then you have to buy this book. We went to Maui twice in 2008, the first time without the benefit of this book, and ate at several restaurants with poor food, poor service, high prices, or even all three! Being an island, the choices are limited on Maui, and tourists often prefer to eat at a place they can walk to or get to easily, so for the restaurants us tourists are easy pickings! A good view does not guarantee good food or service (although almost always high prices), but (more…)
Don't Plan a Trip to Maui Without This Book
"James and Molly Jacobson are a pair of well-heeled restaurant reviewers who don't want you to miss a four-star restaurant or bargain dive that serves great food. They make sure your visit is packed with options for great food broken down by location. They will direct you to the very best of places to eat on the island. Don't plan a trip to Maui without first reading this book."
Very Accurate Reviews!
Very helpful info! Carried this book with us at all times during our stay and found the reviews very accurate. Also, found some great restaurants we wouldn't normally have tried. Highly recommend.
A True Value!
"We went to Maui with only breakfast and 2 dinner plans for the whole week. We studied the book before we left. We knew exactly what to expect before we ordered dinner anywhere. From the top onion rings at the Hyatt to the Bento box at Cascades, we were truly surprised at the quality. A true value!"
Avoided Disappointments on Maui
"This book has been extremely helpful while vacationing in Maui. Dining out is always a big part of our vacation and this guide definitely helped us avoid disappointments.
The reviews were right on and the rating system accurate. We are here for three weeks and plan to try many as many restaurants as possible. This guide answers the question 'Where should we eat tonight?'"
Highly Recommended for Maui
"This guide was extremely helpful and is highly recommended.
We've been to Maui twice and this helped us find favourites and also discover gems we would not have known about.
We went from cheap and great to expensive and great and all price levels in between, all of them great food and/or service. The guide helped make both vacations..."
I Couldn't Put It Down
"My wife and I are planning a 25th anniversary trip to the islands in May, and I have been trying to get an itinerary as to where we would like to visit and dine.
We only have four days on Maui, and I am starting to find we could easily have spent our entire trip on this island. While searching for a good book about Maui, I ran across a review for Top Maui Restaurants 2008. I got the book this past Saturday and started in on it on Sunday. I couldn't put it down. The book is very informative, and it confirmed several restaurants we (more…)
"We bought the Jacobson's "Top Maui Restaurant" on the second day of our visit to Maui. It was worth every penny and allowed us to avoid some bad choices. It also helped us make good decisions. Ultimately, we ended up favoring one of the restaurant not far from our hotel (we had dinner at Longhi's 3 times in one week). We also enjoyed immensely Mama's Fish House, Five Palms and the ultimate in indulgance: Spago (very pricey but very worth it and correctly scored on the authors' scale as 24 out of possible 25 points for food quality). (more…)
Tried Some Places We Wouldn't Have Without This Book
"We used this book in early June. Every place we ate at was worth the money. We also tried some things we wouldn't have because of the book. They do seem to cover all the same restaurants our hotel concierge lead us to. This was helpful actually. While we were in Maui one of the free magazines for tourists featured an article from them."
Gave Us One of Our Favorite Memories
"We just got back from a week in Maui and found this book very useful. We love to eat well on our vacations and it was fun to read before the trip.
One restaurant we went to twice after their recommendation - Mala - and it was one of my favorite memories on our trip, sitting so close to the ocean we caught some spray at one point (!) and having a really nice meal. My only reason for giving it four stars is it's not easy to tell where on the island the restaurants are located - I would have liked more geographical info."
Trip Was Less Challenging
"Not having visited Maui in 30 years, and given the fact that Hawaii, in general is so expensive, this wonderful book not only gave a comprehensive and entertaining review of Maui's offerings, but it was organized, thorough and easy to use as a daily guide...which we will for the next two weeks! This book made an important part of our trip less challenging and took away the stress and frustration of trying to find nice, clean and reasonably priced restaurants. I am so very glad we purchased this book -- I recommend it highly -- no one should travel to Maui without it!"
Must For Saving Money
"In the past, we used another book on Thrifty Restaurants of Maui". This new book is a must on saving money but most of the restaurants listed are in a bit more pricey range. I liked that they also listed restaurants that they DON'T recommend and explain why. Restaurants are divided into areas of Maui; another list have the restaurants divided by type of restaurant... Chinese, Mexican, etc. I'd highly recommend buying this book and taking it along to Maui as you vacation."
What a Great Time and Money Saver!
"We’ve just returned from our fifth trip to the island in five years, and we used your guide for the first time on this trip. What a great time and money saver!
It was nice to have some information about places that weren’t there last year (Fred’s), and places we’ve been by in the past and hadn’t tried before. (Joe’s).
This guide is worth every penny.”
Yahoo! Dog Cancer Group Recommended
Someone on a Yahoo! dog cancer list suggested this book for me shortly after Max's diagnosis, and I am so glad I followed up and obtained it. The book helped to put things in perspective, gave a truly excellent account of how cancer "works", and gave tons of info on treatment options and lifestyle changes to help the dogs. I find I am also more aware of my own health as a result of reading this book. It should be read by everyone who has a dog with cancer. Thank you, Dr. Dressler, for taking the time to research and prepare this valuable tool.
I Am So Grateful
I lost my beloved dog last October but recently ordered the book. Yes I intend to recommend it to all of my dog groups. I think I have cried with every page I have read. How I wish I had found this book before my beloved Grace was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma. I would have done so many things differently. But now I want to help other people find this book when their beloved dogs get diagnosed with any kind of cancer. I feel like I am sitting in front of Dr. Dressler and picking his brain hour after hour. Please tell him how grateful I am to (more…)
After getting Jett's CT scan results that showed a nasal tumor and a mass on her right atrium, I was pretty emotional and wrestled thinking how I was going to help Jett. Three days later, while searching the internet for cancer information, I found The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. I watched the video and then I ordered the book. The DCSG helped me sort out a lot of information. It helped me organize my thinking. It helped clear up a lot of confusion. As I write this, Jett is with me and doing a heroic job contending with her disease. I won't kid (more…)
Wealth of Information
There is a wealth of information in Dr. Dressler's book, that our own vets don't have the time or perhaps the inclination, to share about our dog's battle with cancer. Everything he discusses is invaluable to the owner who is faced with this disease. He also tackles the emotional and mental aspects of dealing with cancer, and he does it with compassion and tact. This book is excellent in every aspect and I am so grateful to have found it.
The information in this book is priceless, I highly recommend this if your dog has cancer.
I found the E-Book very informative. I thought I knew enough with the research I had already done but, this was extremely thorough. If only I had found this two months ago. Knowledge is power. You can not expect your Vet to have the time to explain everything that they know and bias is something you don't want when you are fighting for your pooch. You need as many opinions and all the latest information available to help you make the best choices on behalf of your dog.
Tell It Like It Is!
When we are faced with cancer in our beloved pets many times it has gone beyond the stages where we can take care of it. But sometimes there is hope. When Bullet was diagnosed with this type of cancer that not many vets / oncologists had seen before and those that had were familiar with so few cases - we had to do everything to help him through it. There is no stone that I left unturned to get information on this type of cancer - and dog cancer in general. Running a kennel of retired racing Greyhounds - and adopting (more…)
One Place to Get the Best Information
There is tons of information online about Dog Cancer and it is overwhelming during an already overwhelming time. The Dog Cancer Survival Guide provided one place to get all my information and allowed me to take a proactive approach not just with the Oncologist but at home with diet and supplements. It is empowering.
There Are Other Options!
I would recommend this book so that other dog lovers know that there are other options besides radiation,chemotherapy, and amputation. I have used alternative approaches on my dogs for years now: supplements, holistic remedies, accupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese herbs, etc. It is very difficult to implement when there are no local vets into the "Full Spectrum" approach. I hope this book will entice other veternarians to explore new and safer alternatives.
You get the information you need to help make good decisions regarding your animals care. The book also gives you emotional support by helping you understand the "why" & "how" and "what should I do next?". I found the book so helpful - I ordered a second copy for a friend (her dog has osteosarcoma).
The Vets Don't Have Overall Knowledge
The Dog Cancer Survivial Guide is not only informative and educational about the disease, it also gives options for dealing with cancer. It helped me thru the emotional crisis and now I am focused on doing what is best for LP. The vets I've dealt with are well respected and well qualified in their fields but they didn't have the overall knowledge of dealing with diet, massage, supplements or life style changes that the Dog Cancer Survival Book explains in detail.
My Canine Bible
I work at a small local veterinary clinic and was devastated after losing my second Golden to cancer. I bought the Dog Cancer Survival Guide and was blown away at the information that was in there. This book has become my canine bible. I highly recommend this book and I have already done so for another Golden lover on my Golden @ hobbs list. She downloaded it immediately! Thank you Dr Dressler!
Information Isn't Anywhere Else
I immediately began to frantically search for information about Mast Cell cancer, when I got Ziggy's diagnosis. Ziggy was a recent rescue from a horrible situation,and it seemed so wrong for such a sweet and loving dog to deal with cancer - especially now that he had a chance for a wonderful life with us. Thankfully I ran across Dr. Dressler's "The Dog Cancer Survival Guide." I am a believer in the holistic approach to health, and the information in the guide was invaluable to me. While we are still early in the diagnosis and treatment of Ziggy's (more…)
Dr. Dressler Is a Special Person
This is a very informative book written with Unconditional Love filled with alot of POWERFUL information for those that care deeply for their family member. Dr. Dressler is a very special person, you can really tell by the words he chose to write in his book, he helps you personally thru the ordeal of cancer treatment. I would recommend this book to everyone! IT's A GEM! you know a KEEPER! I can't thank you enough for the LOVE that you have for people and pets, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, When you loose your focus and become (more…)
After reviewing the x-rays the vet had said "I'm sorry, there's nothing we can do but make her comfortable" -- This really didn't give me a gameplan of what to do and how to cope with my dog's cancer. The book was great for providing alternatives and put me into action to get nutrients to a dog that was failing fast. She is still with us and in better shape then when we saw the vet. The book was a blessing to help work through the many challenges of the cancer diagnosis.
I Have a Second Vet By My Side
I haven't even finished reading the Guide and I am already so grateful for having received it. I feel as if I have a second vet by my side as I commence this journey with Sparkle. I know that I will be so much more knowledgeable as I have to make treatment decisions along the way. Thank you so much.
I want to thank you for your book that you wrote to share with others when they have to go through losing a family pet. It's never easy but your book was easy reading and made us feel that we had done all we could have done to give our pet a quality of life in his last months on earth. The last section in your book that deals with saying goodbye was very comforting. I have read it many times since Duke's home going.
You Know Exactly What We Are Going Through!
I must thank Dr. Dressler and all of you for all the encouraging words, I am just a person, but one who is taking on a battle to fight cancer in my dog with everything I have. I am still waiting for my hard copy of the guide to come but have been skimming through the electronic version and it is so unbelievable, like you know exactly what we are going through. Thank you so much!
Helps to Know I'm Not Alone
It really helps to know I am not going through this alone. I found the first few chapters very helpful, especially about communicating with Buddy as to how grateful I am for him and also the massages. I can actually see Buddy responding to these actions. I always pet, talk, hug my dogs but following Dr. D's advice has really helped. It makes me even more optimistic about the book and Buddy doing better. Thanks!
My Vet Referred Me to You
"My name is Sonya West. My husband, Jerry and I live in Fort Worth , Texas and have an 8 year old 35lb Catahoula mix. She has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma . Her tumor is in her hip joint. We have her on previcox and she takes fish oil, vitamin c, vitamin e and tramadol. We’ve been feeding her barely cooked hamburger meat, eggs, and Beef broth mixed with her regular dry food. She has been favoring her leg quite a bit but, still gets around good. I work for an orthodontist and one of our patients mother is a DVM. Dr. Rhonda Daniels. She told (more…)
Thank you to Dr. Dressler
I just wanted to say thank you very much to Dr. Demian for the support that his book gave to my dog.
Thanks for Your Work
I found your book online and bought the download and the printed copy.Thanks for all the work you accomplished to assemble the guide.
Gave Me Hope the Vet Did Not
I read and read again this book. It gives me some hope that the regualer vet did not. Allthough I relize that Max our 7 yr old may still surcome to his cancer. There are certain things we can do to make his life more comfortable and enjoyable. We have changed his diet thanks to the book and this seems to help him daily. We have done some other treatments top help him breath (chropratic care and acupuncture care). All seem to help. Homeopath care. has been a life sent. I thank Dr Dressler for writting such a positive book about a realy problem in (more…)
We Were Able to Handle It Because of This Book
Our beloved Jacques started his journey to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. He had bone cancer of the nasal passages...it started eating the bone holding his teeth on the right side of his mouth and instead of going around to the left side, it went the other way and caused blindness in one eye and was starting on the other eye. It was getting to the point that breathing was difficult for him due to the thickness of the discharge from his nasal passages. This all happened so fast. I feel we were able to handle the situation due to reading The Dog Cancer (more…)
Other Options than Chemotherapy
I recommend the Guide to families that are looking for options, other than Chemotherapy. It has helped me understand how I can attempt to help my beloved pet, even when things looked so grim.
Nice to Have Guidelines
Thank you for writing and publishing this book. We've been through this before but this time I thought it would be nice to have a "guideline" to remind me of what I needed to do and to give me that assurance that I was doing the right things and first and foremost, making sure that my girl is as happy, confident, and comfortable as possible. She wants to fight and has proven she wants to fight 4 times already, we're here to support her fight!
Best Source of Information About Canine Cancer
Great information ... best source of real-time, broad base, knowledge of canine cancer that I have found. I am currently trying to get detailed, very specific cancer information to supplement the Survival Guide. I believe that with the Survival Guide as an overview and then with additional specific type-of-cancer and individual dog treatment(s) this could be the most outstanding approach and solution to fighting and winning the war on canine cancer. Many cudos to Dr. Dressler for his work to this point-in-time and his continued efforts to (more…)
Very Good Information!
It's very good info.
I Loved the Book
I loved the book. It helped me greatly. I took what I learned from the book to my vet. I now have a plan of action that I feel very good about. Thank you.
Well Written and Easy to Understand
Just a few short weeks ago, Max, our German Shepherd, was diagnosed with lymphoma. My wife and I were devasted that our seven year old would be afflicted with this horrible disease. Not wanting to just give up on him, we started doing research via the internet and found several sites offering hope. We watched Dr. Dressler's video and made the decision to order his book. While we know that cancer is a very tough disease, the book has given us great hope that by using the information, we can make more informed decisions with our (more…)
Excellent Source of Information
I found this book to not only be an excellent source of information but a real encouragement & comfort to us over our beloved Penny. She is on the cancer diet & taking lots of supplements. Considering her age & the operation she had she is in wonderful condition. Twelve going on two ! The tumour was completely removed & all her blood tests came back negative. She saw the vet again yesterday & it was commented what wonderful condition she is in. Thank you.
Extra Ten Months of Quality Life
I purchased this book not long after my 14 yr old dog had been diagnosised with cancer and shortly afterly Dr Dressler released his book in the winter of 2009. My little dog was failing fast and I wasn't getting any information about how best to assist her outside pain medication. I did my research and found Dr Dressler's site on line. His philosohpy as well as information about canine cancer inpressed me so I ordered his book. I followed the information he outlined to the letter and as a result was able to give my dog an extra 10 months of (more…)
Got the book and thought it is very well done.
Tremendous Help and Comfort
Your book “The Your book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide” has been a tremendous help and comfort.Dog Cancer Survival Guide” has been a tremendous help and comfort.
Thank You for the Research!
I bought your book and read it all very quickly. Thank you for writing it and doing all the research!
Thank You for Fighting!
Dr. Dressler thank you for your book and your fight for our canine friends!
Invaluable Source of Information
Your site - and the book - has been an absolutely invaluable source of information. Thank you again.
Thank you so much for the book.
I just want to thank you for making Dr. Dressler's knowledge and experience in treating dog cancer available to so many people.
I purchased a copy of your book which is wonderful. I have been researching supplements for canine cancer for a long time and your book is a great guide.
I have read the book thoroughly and must congratulate you on producing such an in depth publication, for some it will be a savior. No dog owner should be without this book, as it offers so much before Cancer is traced in their pet as well as expert advice in every facet of the condition. I am sure your comprehensive book will help so many people in a similar situation to me and my dog. Thank you for writing this book.
Care and Comfort
Your book is a superb compilation of both human and animal psychology, and a very detailed approach to the care and comfort of the family pet through the worst encounters for both concerned.”
We heartily recommend "The Dog Survival Guide" because it gives you HOPE...we learned so much from this book.
At this very stressful time it's very easy I felt out of control of things, that there was nothing I could do to help my beloved pet Bella. The book gave me hope that there were things to try so I know I did everything I could and the help with my thoughts was invaluable & calming, I no longer feel like an express train is running off with me.
Helped Me Keep My Sanity
There is so much information available out there about cancer and related treatments, but this Guide manages to compile most of it into one resource that is easy to understand, concise, and updated. When you are hit with the news that your dog has cancer it is overwhelming! So I appreciate that the Guide walked me through so much detail in a short amount of time while allowing me to keep my sanity. I searched the internet for reliable, trustworthy information about dog cancer and treatments, from traditional to alternative. This was one of (more…)
The More I Read, the Better I Felt
I downloaded "The Dog Cancer Survival Guide" and the more I read, the better I felt. I am more prepared to help my beloved dog and don't feel frightened or alone...Thank you so much, Dr. Dressler!!!!! I would recommend this book to all dog owners and veterinarian's.
Importance of a Good Mindset!
Dr. Dressler's sensitivity and understanding of the emotional side of going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment with a beloved dog was amazing. I loved the fact that he recognizes the importance of a good mindset and that in order to take care of our dogs, we must first take care of ourselves. The exercises he presented for coping with the emotions and developing a good mindset were wonderful and very helpful. In addition to that, I really appreciated getting an honest take on both conventional and "alternative" therapies from a (more…)
Doable and Detailed
The book covers so many different things that you can try to provide health and comfort that your dog deserves (and you too). The suggestions are doable and are things you can easily get access to in order to provide assistance. This book goes into the detail that your vet just doesn't have time to share with you. It is a great resource.
Beloved Canine Friends
Dr. Dressler's newest book "Dog Cancer Survival: Beyond Surgery, Chemotherapy & Radiation" is great!! It is wonderfully written for the companion dog owner with great information that is easy to find and understand...we do thank Dr. Dressler for his compassion and the time he gives to all of us trying to help our beloved canine friends.
Thank You for Writing This Book
I needed to know more about how I could help my dog get through this trying time and I have found this help in your wonderful book...thank you for writing it and informing all of us so we have the knowledge to help our wonderful pets.
Alternative Healing Options
Reading "The Dog Cancer Survival Guide" provided insight into the cancer and alternative healing options to help.
Excellent Read That Brings Light to a Dark Situation
As is likely the case with "you" coming across this guide, I was "numb", confused and upset about my girl's condition. Although I had researched a great deal on the web, I found that there was too much information and no real way to know who to believe. A lot of the information out there seems like "voodoo" and many things I read were contradictary to each other. How could I avoid something and give her something at the same time? To compund my frustration, traditional medicine for the most part seemed anti-holistic, and the natural (more…)
THANK YOU DR Dressler for writing such a wonderful book.
Dear Dr. D – Thank you for your book. It has been an incredible compass for moving through the various aspects of this difficult process with my treasure, Smoky Mountain.
I Cannot Begin to Thank You
Dr. Dressler, I recently read your entire book, which has been so helpful that I cannot begin to thank you.
Grateful I Found You
Thank you Dr. D, I am very very greatful that I found YOU and bought your book!
May Your Work Continue
Thank you, Dr. Dressler, for your riveted focus on treating cancer in dogs. Your book was so valuable and helped with a number of issues, esp. nutrition and supplements. May your work continue. . . forever!
This Is the Best!
I have been truly blessed finding this site and getting Dr. D’s book. Of all the research I’ve done and I’ve done a lot, the book and information here is the best!
I'm Truly Grateful
I would also like to tell Dr. Dressler that I’m still reading the book, but it has helped me so much so far and I’m truly grateful to have such a comprehensive guide to help me.
Dr. Dresslers book helped get me through my dog's cancer.
I have almost finished reading your cancer book. All I can say is bravo…thank you for your research and information.
I Thank You!
I purchased your book and I thank you for it.
I Would Have Lost My Dog Much Sooner
I know I would have lost my dog much sooner had it not been for me discovering Dr. Dressler and purchasing his book. The information I learned from it and his regular blogs have been invaluable. I used the book in her treatment and in my preparing myself for letting her go. I can only say thank you to him for sharing his knowledge in his book.
Thanks for Your Wonderful Book
Hi Dr. Dressler - I received your “Dog Cancer Survival Guide” and have jumped right to the diet...thanks for your wonderful book...
I Wasn't Alone in the Battle
The book is excellent, and although I hope to never need read through it ever again, it brought me comfort when we first learned the diagnosis…helped me divise a game plan…helped me feel that I wasn’t alone in this battle.
Absolutely Loved It
I read your book and absolutely loved it.
Extended Her Life
Your book helped me deal with my wgs dog Snowwhite, I was able to extend her life by several weeks...I feel that book of yours was the best doggie investment I ever bought. I still read it from time to time to help my new dog and take good care of her now.
I Would Pay Any Price
I am very grateful for the knowledge you share, and the emotional support I gleaned from your book...I passed the book on to my Vet, for them to read and pass on to anyone going through that terrible experience. And God forbid I ever have to go through that again, I would pay just about any price for another copy of your book !!! I’M FOREVER GRATEFUL !!!
You Have Given Me Hope
Thank you so much for all the information in this book, you have given me hope. I have started Leah on lots of the supplements you recommended and hope to give her as long a remission as possible.
I call for all God's Miracle Blessings to all of you to flood you and your loved ones – forever for your wonderful care of my buddy Tigger! Fat and sassy she is exploring her new home... We have had our former “love fests” and she slept at the foot of my bed in her round fluffy bed! You see all is well thanks to the efforts of all of you! God Bless you forever...
You are an Angel
Thank you for all of the love and support you gave Tommy. Thank you Dr. D for being the angel that you are. You made a very hard situation loving and spiritual.
Spencer Thanks You, Too!
To Dr. Dressler, Just a note to thank each of you for your kindness... You helped to make us feel better about a difficult decision. Spencer thanks you, too!
Life Long Customer!
Grateful I am for all your love and care for Tika. I wish you all were in California. I would be your life long customer!!!
We're Forever Grateful
Thank you from the heart!... We will be forever grateful... We're thrilled to have one of our family members, Kona, home with us!
Mahalo for calling my mom back and giving her the good advice regarding the removal of my tumor. Everything went well! Thank you Dr. D.
Caring Skill and Compassion
Thank you for your caring skill, your compassion... and your wonderful “pet-side manner!”
My Most Favorite Pet
We both really appreciate everything you did for us and for showing so much love and care for my most favorite pet.
You Are Appreciated
Thank you for everything you have done for my pets and family. You are much appreciated.
We want to thank you... for the tremendous warmth and the caring you put into it. You're all very special people. Thanks for making us feel special too.
Dear Dr. D - Thanks for making my life “PAWS”itively awesome...
Many Years Together
Words cannot express my appreciation for all that you do... without your help, we would not have had all the years together with our “best friend.” Thank you for the work you do and for being kind and compassionate.
“I just wanted to let you know how very helpful your restaurant guide is!My husband and I just got back from Maui Saturday and we found your guide to be very informative! I printed the whole guide and punched holes in it and put it in a 3-ring binder and kept it in the Jeep.We tried several of the places listed and found each one to be excellent.However, (more…)
Our Home Is Happy Again
"Thank you so much for saving the life of our precious baby Theodore". Our home is happy again thanks to you... With much Aloha, Daphne, Keko, Angela, Daniel & Gina... and their humans, Amber & Jeff
Most In-Depth, Helpful Resource
"The Dog Cancer Survival Guide is the most in-depth, and helpful, resource I've found yet to not only learn more about cancer in dogs, but also how to treat it. We're encountering such varied opinions from vets we speak with. The Dog Cancer Survival Guide provides a full picture of the options for our dog and has given us hope beyond the traditional (more…)
"It's hard to express the depth of my gratitude and how deeply your care and kindness touched my heart and my soul... I “Thank You” from the depths of my heart for caring... With so very much love and appreciation". God Bless you! Much love, Kim, Bully and Nani
Loving and Expert Care
"Words can not express my gratitude. The loving and expert care provided Maka with more precious time to enjoy his life. Thanks from the bottom of my heart".
Maui Local Loves the Honesty
"I'm a resident of Maui, and think this book is great. So far I haven't been disappointed by their recommendations. Thanks for bringing honest reviews about restaurants to Maui rather then having to rely on the Menu guide."