I lost 2 friends from cancer this month. One of them died from complications of therapy rather than from cancer itself. In practice, at least 1/3 of my patients have cancer. Because of the cost of the equipment and the treatments, therapy for pets is even more limited than it is for humans. Pets, especially cats, may react differently to treatments than humans do. And they certainly can react differently than rats and mice, the main lab animals for cancer research.
For those who use holistic medicine, we know that integrative therapy often brings longer-lasting results than conventional medicine alone. There is so much we need to study, and so much that we need to standardize with research. Without that research, most veterinarians are hesitant to use these methods. With research, those methods can be available for everyone. Won't you please help us by donating to help fund cancer research? The research you make possible might be the research that saves your pet.
"After searching all the animal charities out there, I believe the one most likely to make significant changes in both veterinary and human medicine is AHVMF.org"
-Karen Becker, DVM
Holistic. Veterinarian and Animal Advocate
We are gearing up fot this year's fundraiser, and we have a bunch of new activities for you. You will have the chance to vote with your donations on a new topic every day. Which makes a better pet, cats or dogs? What's your favorite breed of dog? Cat? Favorite color?
We'll also give you a chance to vote on what kind of research we should support this year. Herbs? A larger vaccine trial? More on raw foods? Help shape the way the Foundation is addressing the future of integrative medicine!
And we'll have a cute pet contest. Get ready to upload your favorite picture of your favorite pet.
Stay tuned for voting opportunities, starting March 15.