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Integrative Veterinary Oncology

  • June 8, 2017 10:43 AM EDT

    In a past specialty update on the topic of hemp and cannabinoids we referenced an article titled "Consumer's Perceptions of Hemp Products for Animals." This paper reported that 85% of pet owners use these products because they are from a "natural source," and 81% indicated that they used them as an adjunct to conventional therapies. Findings of this study underscored the importance for veterinarians to understand the growing demand for complementary and integrative care options by pet owners, and the need to be familiar with those options - particularly those that are rational and evidence based.

    In this week's Specialty Update, Dr. Donna Raditic, DACVN, CVA discusses complementary and integrative options for the care of cancer patients, including the evidence to support the use of herbs and dietary supplements. She provides some case-based examples of their use and discusses:

    • Iron supplementation
    • Vitamins A, B12, B-complex, and D
    • Antioxidants
    • Milk thistle, Curcumin, Mushrooms
    • N-3 Fatty Acids
    • Probiotics

     

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    August 31, 2017 11:48 AM EDT

    I recently spoke with veterinary medical aromatherapy expert - Nancy Brandt, DVM, CVC, CVA - about essential oils and how she uses them in caring for pets with a cancer diagnosis. If you're interested in integrative therapies, this will be of interest:  Integrative Cancer Care - Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

    For those interested in learning more about Veterinary Medical Aromatherapy - VetVine Members can save 10% on Dr. Brandt's course (AAVSB RACE-approved).