Ep. 49 Caring For Your Pets Holistically

In This Episode

One of the achievements of our modern society is a higher quality of life for our beloved pets, so today Neal is joined by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Rob Silver to talk about pet care and nutrition.

Rob’s mission for our animal friends is the same as Neal’s mission for humans- to adopt better nutrition and care habits while walking a middle path between natural products and traditional medicine.

To that end, Rob and Neal discuss the details of mass-market pet food processing and additives that many might find surprising.

They explore the immediate impact poorly made food has on our pets, and what a high carb diet can to them.

Rob discusses how he takes care of his own animals, and then the doctors talk about Rob’s supplement line, which includes mushrooms from a previous guest on the show.

Topics Discussed

  • What is a holistic veterinarian?
  • Good nutrition for pets
  • Inflammation from highly processed foods
  • Toxins in pet food
  • Immediate reactions to poor nutrition
  • Surprising additives in pet food
  • Mushroom and CBD supplements for pets
  • Rob’s recommendations for pet food

All About Rob Silver

Dr. Robert Silver is a holistic-integrative veterinarian in Boulder, Colorado who is a pioneer in the field of holistic and integrative care for pets. As a veterinarian in practice in Colorado throughout the legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis, Dr. Silver has become an expert in the use of cannabis and hemp products for pets.

Dr. Silver has been the Chief Medical Officer of RxVitamins for Pets, a veterinary nutraceutical company for 25 years. He has formulated all 37 products for veterinary use and is a national expert on the science and medicine of animal nutraceuticals.

Dr. Silver has his own website where he offers these veterinary nutraceuticals and professional-quality hemp-based CBD products for pets and their people. Dr. Silver also has a blog site where he provides information about the use of cannabis and other supplements for pets.

Dr. Silver is the past president of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (www.VBMA.org) and currently is the vice-president of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (www.ACVBM.org).

Dr. Silver has published a book, Medical Marijuana and Your Pet, which can be found at this address: www.potforpets.info. This book gives guidance and advice to the pet parent who is interested in providing cannabis to help their pet’s problems.


Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”


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