Sept. 13, 2022

59. How To Help Your Dog When They're Sick (and When They're NOT!)

59. How To Help Your Dog When They're Sick (and When They're NOT!)

There is a crisis in veterinary medicine in the United States. Opioids and antibiotics are heavily overprescribed

Chances are, you've been to the vet a few times with your dog or cat. You may have noticed that lots of different ailments such as diarrhea, ear infections, itchy skin, etc., seem to get similar treatments.

Antibiotics, maybe antinausea, pain meds, and sometimes steroids. Immune suppressors are also often given for chronic itchy skin. 

There is a crisis in veterinary medicine in the United States. Opioids and antibiotics are heavily overprescribed. Some prescriptions have been proven ineffective and are still prescribed.

If you've ever been given a drug for your pet " just in case" or given a drug and found yourself going back saying that it's not working, you're not alone.

Angela Ardolino joins me today to discuss a topic so important that every pet parent needs to hear. There is a better way. We have medicine that helps without side effects. It helps every animal because it's all natural and works with the body as nature intended. She has 

Gathered an all-star panel of veterinarians for the do no harm online event that you don't want to miss. Join me today as I get the scoop on CBD from the original pet medical cannabis expert 

Angela has so much love for all animals and She's on a mission to help you heal your pets naturally. You're not going to want to miss one second of today's episode. She's laying it all out for you in a way that is easy to understand and she gives you practical tips for what to do next.

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Angela Ardolino

Pet Cannabis Expert

Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert and educator who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, an animal rescue farm, as well as two locations of her natural pet salon and shop Beautify the Beast. She’s also the founder and formulator of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products for pets; Your Natural Dog, an online marketplace for natural pet products hand-picked by trusted holistic vets & pet experts; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures designed specifically for pets.

A serial entrepreneur, Ardolino was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where she also founded the House of Alchemy, LLC, Miami Children’s Theater, and Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. In 2015, Angela was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and knew that she needed to find alternatives to the toxic medications being offered to her. After learning about the benefits of cannabis and experiencing the life-changing results firsthand, Angela set out to destigmatize medical cannabis and CBD oil so she could spread awareness around its holistic healing powers.

As an advocate for medical cannabis, she helped Floridians vote to legalize medical cannabis in 2016. Angela sold Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and produced the Canna Conference, an educational event to bring together doctors, veterinarians, and patients to learn about the positive effects of medical cannabis. During that time, Angela also earned a professional certification in Medical Cannabis for therapeutic use from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. While receiving her certification, Angela became active in Women Grow and United for Care, and served as an outspoken advocate for safe, natural, ethically-grown hemp and medical cannabis for human and animal use.

At this time there were no full spectrum medicinal products for pets on the market (that she could find), so with her knowledge in herbs/essential oils and adaptogens she created CBD Dog Health to begin formulating full spectrum hemp tinctures, salves and treats for pets. Since the company’s launch in 2018, Angela has helped thousands of pets heal naturally from seizures, IVDD, Allergies, Arthritis, Degenerative Myelopathy, and many forms of cancer. Angela’s record breaker is her Doberman Nina, who was diagnosed 2 years ago with Osteosarcoma, and with the help of cannabis and medicinal mushrooms is still alive and thriving today.

Because of the success Angela experienced treating sick and geriatric dogs on her rescue with combinations of adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms, she began formulating MycoDog tinctures to make it simpler to treat pets who are suffering from ailments and diseases that affect them later in life, like Canine Cognitive Disease, Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases.

To see Angela on her rescue farm today, surrounded by animals, is to truly see her in her element. Looking at this furry, joyful family you would never suspect that Angela and her pets were once full of aches, pains and anxiety. Angela is the mother to Odie (15-year-old mini-schnauzer), Nina (10-year-old Doberman), Jolene (9-year-old mutt), Maza (9-year-old mutt), Rhemi (10-year-old poodle), multiple ducks, roosters, chickens and geese, plus pigs Ellie and Penelope, Brenda the one-legged pigeon, and the many dogs that she fosters from time-to-time at Fire Flake Farm.

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