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Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Human-Animal Bond
  • How a Pet Brings Comfort, Joy, Emotional, Social, & Practical Support to You
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects & the Care of Your Pet
  • Guidelines to Follow in Caring for Your Pet
  • Keeping Your Pets Healthy, both Before You Start Treatment & During Your Treatment
  • Helping Your Pets Avoid Infection
  • Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Infection from Pets
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team, including Your Veterinarian about Your Pet’s and Your Well-Being
  • Finding Support Programs in Your Area
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Kristen Nelson, DVM

Veterinarian, Author & Owner, Arizona Skies Animal Hospital


Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, Stanford Cancer Institute


Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN

Nurse Educator, Research and Practice Development, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center


Victoria Puzo, MSW

Online Support Group Program Manager, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 08, 2019.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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