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Cannabis for Dogs with Cancer | Deep Dive with Dr. Gary Richter

Cannabis for Dogs with Cancer | Dr. Gary Richter Deep Dive


Summary

Do cannabis and CBD have benefits for dog cancer? Why doesn’t my vet recommend products? How do I know which are worth my money?


Episode Notes

Yes, there are benefits, for sure. But a thorny wall of legal, economic, and pharmaceutical complications make it harder for vets to share the growing knowledge. Dr. Gary Richter walks us through the benefits, hazards, and far-reaching implications of this uncharted territory. CBD has a future in veterinary medicine, but we’re not sure how close it is.

Today’s episode is sponsored by The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.

Links, Terms, and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Dr. Gary Richter’s websites:

Medications mentioned by name: Amoxycillin (an antibiotic), Epidiolex (for children with seizures)

Online cannabis consults for pet owners can be found here: https://www.veterinarycannabis.org/

The nonprofit Dr. Richter has formed with other veterinarians is called the Veterinary Cannabis Society, and their website will be located at https://veterinarycannabissociety.org

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Gary Richter: 

Dr. Gary Richter has been practicing veterinary medicine in the SF Bay Area since 1998. He is certified in acupuncture, chiropractic, and Western herbology. Dr. Richter’s practice focuses on the benefits of conventional and holistic treatment methods for the preventative and therapeutic care of pets as well as educating professionals and pet owners on the benefits of integrative care.

Dr. Richter has improved the quality and extend the life of pets living with medical conditions ranging from arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer.

His book, “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide–Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats,” published in 2017, includes a chapter on the use of cannabis for pets.

Dr. Richter was named Holistic Veterinarian of the Year for 2019 by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, is currently the President of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine, and is a founding member of the Veterinary Cannabis Society.

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDh6eEdg2poTaJ-q-6VHTtw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petvetexpert/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petvetexpert/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-richter-ms-dvm-cva-cvc-48624a54/

About Dog Cancer Answers: 

Dog Cancer Answers is a Maui Media production in association with Dog Podcast Network

This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold.

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Dr. Gary Richter

MS, DVM, CVA, CVC, GDHVM

Oakland, CA, USA

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Dr. Gary Richter has been practicing veterinary medicine in the SF Bay Area since 1998. He is certified in acupuncture, chiropractic, and Western herbology. Dr. Richter’s practice focuses on the benefits of conventional and holistic treatment methods for the preventative and therapeutic care of pets as well as educating professionals and pet owners on the benefits of integrative care. Dr. Richter was named Holistic Veterinarian of the Year for 2019 by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, is currently the President of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine, and is a founding member of the Veterinary Cannabis Society.