According to on.AOL.com, Dr. Doug Kramer, aka “The Vet Guru” of Chatsworth, CA passed away on Thursday Aug 22, 2013. He was only 36 years old. So far I haven’t been able to find any information on the cause of death. His obituary doesn’t specify, but does request donations be made to a cancer organization.
Dr. Kramer was a pioneer in medical marijuana for pets suffering from pain and/or cancer. He has been featured on pet friendly sites like Dogster and Paw Nation. I’m sure he endured a lot of criticism for his efforts. Personally speaking, I think it is a terrible loss, and hope that others take up the cause and continue to pioneer the research into this controversial “wonder herb” as it pertains to animals.
I did a blog post on Dr Kramer “Would You Use Medical Marijuana For Your Golden Retriever?” back in April of this year, including a poll. 93% of the voters (at the time of this post) say they would consider using it if their pet were suffering. While you are here, why don’t you vote..
Dr. Doug’s last tweet was on August 16.
@drsanjaygupta Welcome to the trenches Dr. Gupta. Now we need more MDs & DVMs to come outta the closet & join us to push for rescheduling MM
— Dr. Douglas Kramer (@VetGuru) August 18, 2013
Dr Kramer also promoted holistic pet strips. Here is a video (with a very unfortunate theme song, I might add…sorry! You’ve been warned..!)
Thanks for your efforts, Dr. Kramer.
- Pot goes to the dogs as pet owners turn to medical marijuana for ailing animals (theprovince.com)
- Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat Pets (factsplosion.wordpress.com)