Better Care for Dogs with Cancer


I followed an integrative approach to Haley’s hemangiosarcoma — and it allowed her to beat the odds against cancer, outliving her diagnosis and even become a therapy dog during her last year with me. Join Dr. Rob Silver, a veterinarian, educator and expert in the use of therapeutic natural protocols, in his webinar to learn how it might help your pup, too. The Basics of Integrative Oncology, a one-hour educational event with Q&A, is appropriate for pet parents and professionals alike and will address:

  • Integrating nutraceuticals, botanicals, pharmaceuticals, surgery and radiation
  • The Human-Animal bond in treating the patient with cancer
  • Hospice and quality of life tools to prepare for transition
  • The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis on the family
  • The benefit of a team approach to improve outcomes

drrobsilverDr. Silver has over 30 years of experience as a small animal integrative practitioner. His new site, Holistic Cancer Vet, provides evidence-based information about natural wellness to support treatment of pets with cancer, free educational consultations individualized to your pet and an “apawthecary” shop with targeted supplements — including those for cancer. He has taught Chinese Herbal Therapies for the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and consulted for a variety of natural animal nutraceutical companies. Currently, Dr. Silver is chief medical officer of RxVitamins for Pets.

According to his bio:

Following the completion of his doctor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, Dr. Silver practiced conventional small animal medicine in Colorado where he found frustration at the number of patients that conventional medicine could not help. It was at that time that he began his studies in herbal and nutritional medicine to use side-by side with his conventional therapies. Patients that would not respond to conventional medicine, began to improve, and get better.

Thursday, June 19/Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5:00 PM PDT

Presented by The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies

Registration is $49 and includes access to the webinar recording and lecture notes. More information and registration here.

Top image by Andy Sheng, Otis & Lucy Photography; image of Dr. Silver and Trigger, by Lucy Tuck

This post was originally published in June 2014 and has been updated. Please note that Holistic Cancer Vet is now closed and Dr. Silver no longer offers the consultation services described.

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