Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino - Formerly It's A Dog's Life

Angela Ardolino

Join Angie Ardolino, certified pet care expert and founder of Your Natural Dog, in important conversations about how to care for your pet naturally. Every week, Angie connects with a top pet professional to give you actionable steps and advice on how to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com. Join the conversation on Instagram @yournaturaldogpodcast or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YourNaturalDog and don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to our regular podcast updates! read less
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Episodes

103. CBD Industry Regulation and the NASC with Carter Easler
Jul 3 2024
103. CBD Industry Regulation and the NASC with Carter Easler
In this episode of Your Natural Dog, Angela Ardolino and Carter Easler, CBD Dog Health's Director of Education, delve into the complexities of CBD industry regulation and the role of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). Angela and Carter dive into the NASC’s stance on broad spectrum CBD and how their funded research is not up to date with the hemp industry, highlighting how full spectrum hemp has already been proven through long-term studies to be both safer and more potent. The conversation also covers the NASC’s attempts to change industry standard definitions, the therapeutic potential and safety of THC for pets, and the impact of rescheduling cannabis on the CBD industry. Tune in to learn about the ongoing debate over CBD standards and regulations in the pet supplement industry, and why nature’s own remedies, like full spectrum hemp, can’t be patented, and can’t be beat.Episode Recap: What is the NASC?FDA doesn’t regulate pet supplementsBroad Spectrum vs Full SpectrumNASC trying to change industry standard definitionsEntourage effectThe Problem with the NASC’s CBD ResearchNASC is far behind the hemp industry’s expertiseStudies show Full Spectrum Hemp is safer & more potentTherapeutic potential & safety of THC for petsThe impact of rescheduling cannabis on the CBD industryYou can’t patent natureCBD COAs - Certificates of AnalysisUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:More on Full Spectrum Hemp ExtractIs THC safe for pets?NASC Broad Spectrum StudyStudies on Full Spectrum HempFollow CBD Dog Health on Facebook and InstagramHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
102. Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs with Flo from Crude Carnivore
Jun 26 2024
102. Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs with Flo from Crude Carnivore
In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Flo Mason, founder of Crude Carnivore and a passionate advocate for pet health. Flo holds a master's degree in companion animal nutrition and has helped hundreds of pet parents transform their dogs' diets and lifestyles. Angela and Flo dive into topics like the evolution of education on animal nutrition, and the benefits of locally sourced, pasture-fed ingredients and the consequences of factory farming. Flo shares her journey of creating Crude Carnivore’s herb-infused bone broths and discusses the importance of supporting local farmers over profit. They also explore managing gut health naturally, including the role of probiotics, mushrooms, CBD, and adaptogens. Tune in to learn about the many benefits of bone broth and how Crude Carnivore is revolutionizing pet nutrition.Episode Recap: Specializing in animal nutritionStability of Omega-3 fatty acids in dog foodHow education on animal nutrition has evolvedBringing her experience to natural pet storesCreating Crude Carnivore herb-infused bone brothsBenefits of locally sourced, pasture-fed Factory-farming and how it affects your petCrude Carnivore was built on supporting local farmersPrioritizing sourcing over profitDiarrhea is a necessary step in healing, managing it naturallyProbiotics for gut healthMushrooms, CBD & Adaptogens for DigestionBenefits of Bone Broths & Mushroom Broth Benefits of infusing herbs into Crude Carnivore’s bone brothsUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Crude Carnivore - Use Code YND10 Follow Crude Carnivore on Instagram and Facebook Have a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
101. Crafting Quality Pet Treats with Halle Stene
Jun 19 2024
101. Crafting Quality Pet Treats with Halle Stene
In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we're joined by Halle Stene, Owner of Lonestar Pet Treats, specializing in single-ingredient pet treats and natural nutrition for pets. Halle and Angela delve into various topics, including the effects of Valley Fever, the benefits of mushrooms for respiratory distress, and the importance of gut health for a strong immune system. They also explore the differences between dehydrated and freeze-dried treats, the benefits of quail eggs for dogs, and the need for transparency in the pet industry. Tune in to hear Angela and Halle's insightful discussion on the journey of crafting superior treats tailored for our pet’s health.Episode Recap: What is Valley Fever?Mushrooms for respiratory distressGut health for a strong immune systemCreating better treats for dogsDehydrated vs Freeze Dried TreatsQuail eggs for dogsFreeze-drying quail eggsNutritional content & cost effectiveness of freeze-dried treats & foodFinding the best CBD & Mushrooms for her storeThe need for transparency in the pet industryBenefits of quail eggs for petsDehydrated quail feet for petsFeed Real SummitVisit Lonestar Pet Treats in AZUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Lonestar Pet TreatsFollow Lonestar Pet Treats on Instagram, Facebook, and TiktokFeed Real SummitHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
100. Creating Community at Independent Local Pet Stores with Amanda Wilbourne
Jun 12 2024
100. Creating Community at Independent Local Pet Stores with Amanda Wilbourne
In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Amanda Wilbourne, founder of The Nautical Dog, Williamsburg’s only independently owned and operated pet market. Amanda shares her journey of opening The Nautical Dog in 2006 and its evolution into a trusted local pet store known for hand-picked, high-quality products. Angela and Amanda discuss the importance of supporting local independent pet stores, vetting products thoroughly, and educating pet parents on nutrition and wellness. They explore issues within the pet food industry, including recalls and the dominance of big corporations. Additionally, Amanda highlights The Nautical Dog's community involvement, including their partnership with the humane society in their Cat Cove.Episode Recap: Importance of local independent pet storesVetting products for The Nautical DogDoing the research and educating pet parentsThe pet food industry & pet food recallsBig pet corporations owning everything from pet food to veterinary clinicsSchwartzy’s Cat Cove & partnering with the humane societyThe Nautical Dog winning awards in the communityHow The Nautical Dog startedSeeing the impact on pets & their familiesThe More You Know - Pet Wellness SummitThere’s always more to learn when it comes to our petsThe importance of finding the right vet for you and your petUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:The Nautical Dog and Schwartzy’s Cat CoveThe More You Know - Pet Wellness SummitFollow The Nautical Dog on Instagram and Facebook Have a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
99. Supplements vs. Natural Nutrition with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
May 29 2024
99. Supplements vs. Natural Nutrition with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, an award-winning public speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and world-renowned health expert. Angela and Dr. Sarah discuss the differences between synthetic and real food sources of nutrients, including the enhanced bioavailability of nutrients from whole sources including animals, plants and mushrooms. They delve into the principles of a Nutrivore diet, the best sources of key vitamins for your pet, the importance of non-essential nutrients, the risks associated with synthetic vitamins and vitamin toxicity, and the potential dangers of taking too many supplements. Tune in for an enlightening discussion on how to nourish your pet effectively and safely.Episode Recap: The difference between synthetic and real sources of nutrientsWhat are non-essential nutrients?Full Spectrum nutrition vs isolated nutrientsEnhanced bioavailability of nutrients from whole food sourcesNutrients from animal sourcesWhat is a nutrivore diet?Nutrients from MushroomsWhat is the longevity vitamin?Vitamin-D enhanced mushroomsRisks of synthetic vitamins & vitamin toxicityRisks of taking too many supplementsMenopause & nutritionThe deal with collagen & collagen supplementsUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:NutrivoreNutrivore, the book! By Dr. Sarah BallantyneFollow Dr. Sarah Ballantyne on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube Have a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
98. Mushroom Myths, Methods and the MycoDog Difference with Jason Scott
May 22 2024
98. Mushroom Myths, Methods and the MycoDog Difference with Jason Scott
In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re thrilled to welcome Jason Scott, founder of Feral Fungi, an ethnobotanist and spagyricist, as well as the mycologist behind Angela’s innovative line of spagyric mushroom extract tinctures for dogs, MycoDog. Join Angela and Jason as they dive deep into the fascinating world of myco-alchemy, exploring topics such as the mushroom extraction industry, sourcing mushrooms locally, and the challenges of ensuring transparency and purity in mushroom supplements. Angela and Jason offer valuable insights into the benefits of wild-harvested mushrooms, and cultivating mushrooms with intention in order to formulate the best mushroom extracts that prioritize medicinal benefits over profit. Tune in to discover the MycoDog difference and gain a deeper understanding of how to choose the right mushroom supplement to support your pet’s health and well-being.Episode Recap: What is myco alchemy?The mushroom extraction industryMyceliated grain & fruiting body extracts on the marketExperimenting with extraction methods for the most holistic mushroom productLack of transparency in the mushroom supplement industryMycelium products are not pure mycelium, and are not mushroom productsThe history of these mushrooms is the fruiting bodyMushrooms being grown on sawdust, a byproduct from the lumber industryThe importance of how mushrooms are grownWhat testing doesn’t show in your mushroom supplementBenefits of wild harvested mushroomsCultivating mushrooms with intention, on the right substrateSeeing the MycoDog difference in real dogsSourcing mushrooms locally, not overseasThe problem with mushroom powdersThe idea that its too expensive to source locallyWhy are companies spray drying mushroom extracts?Liquid extracts vs powdered extractsThe importance of dual extractionFormulating mushroom extract blends The problem with testing mushrooms for beta glucansCreating a mushroom product for the best medicinal benefits, not for profitUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Follow Feral Fungi on Instagram and FacebookFeral Fungi WebsiteFollow AlcheMycology on InstagramAlcheMycology WebsiteCatch up on Jason’s other Your Natural Dog episodesWhy Angela Created MycoDogMycoDog Spagyric Mushroom Extracts for dogsHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
97. Choosing the Right Mushroom Supplement for Pets with Krysta Fox
May 15 2024
97. Choosing the Right Mushroom Supplement for Pets with Krysta Fox
In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Krysta Fox, an integrative Veterinary Technician and owner of Pug & Hound Pet Apothecary. Krysta leverages her years of veterinary and pet industry experience to help pet parents find the best natural supplements and food for their pets. She hand-selects every product in her store, saving pet parents the time and effort of research and guiding them to the best natural options. Krysta and Angela delve into the mushroom pet supplement industry, discussing how to choose the right mushroom supplement for your pet and the challenges of trying to standardize nature. Tune in for insights on navigating the world of natural pet supplements, especially when it comes to mushroom extracts, and ensuring you’re getting the best health benefits for your pets.Episode Recap: It’s all because of Bruce the PugPug & Hound Pet ApothecaryBeing a disruptor in the pet industryRecognizing when a product is the real dealYou can’t standardize natureMedicinal mushrooms offer more than just beta-glucansTesting hasn’t caught up to these medicinal mushroom productsWhat not to lose sight of when comparing powders and tincturesConstantly doing the research to educate pet parentsMushrooms get their medicinal properties from what they’re grown onHow substrates and adulterants affect mushroom supplement qualityThe difference MycoDog mushroom supplements can makeAsk questions when choosing a supplement for your petPowdered mushroom extracts as a functional foodThe power of real whole plant & fungi medicineThe FDA & the natural supplement industryHow to choose the right mushroom supplement for your petUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Pug & Hound Pet Apothecary Follow Pug & Hound on Instagram and Facebook Mushroom Supplements: A Practitioner's Comparison More articles by Krysta Fox on CBD Dog HealthWhy Angela Created MycoDogMycoDog Spagyric Mushroom Extract Supplements for petsHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
96. Nature's Remedies & Spagyric Tinctures with Celebrity Survivalist & Master Herbalist Dr. Nicole Apelian
May 8 2024
96. Nature's Remedies & Spagyric Tinctures with Celebrity Survivalist & Master Herbalist Dr. Nicole Apelian
In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, Master Herbalist Dr. Nicole Apelian joins the conversation, sharing her insights on the power of natural herbs and medicinal mushrooms. Dr. Nicole is a biologist, author, anthropologist, wilderness skills instructor, and was also a challenger on the History Channel’s "Alone" series. Dr. Nicole and Angela come together to talk about their parallel experiences formulating their mushroom extract products, creating mushroom extract & adaptogen blends for specific ailments, and disrupting the industry with their gold standard spagyric tinctures. As they dive into the world of herbs and mushrooms, they also share how their journeys were each sparked by a worrying diagnosis. Tune in for an enlightening discussion on the healing potential of mushrooms and herbs.Episode Recap: Dr. Nicole Apelian’s journey to herbalismForaging for food & medicine on AloneWhy mushroom extract tinctures instead of powdersSpagyric tinctures are the gold standardDr. Apelian’s experience with MSThe importance of diet and supporting the gut microbiomeBeing a disruptor in the pet industryLook for research & listen to real people’s reviewsFavorite mushrooms & herbsMushroom extract & adaptogen blends for specific ailmentsGo-to headache & migraine remediesDr. Nicole Apelian’s books and coursesUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Dr. Nicole ApelianDr. Nicole’s Apothecary Follow Dr. Nicole Apelian on Facebook and InstagramMycoDog Spagyric Mushroom Extract & Adaptogen tinctures for petsHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
95. Why You Should Care about Dog Dentistry with Dr. Katie Kangas
May 1 2024
95. Why You Should Care about Dog Dentistry with Dr. Katie Kangas
Join Angela Ardolino on the Your Natural Dog Podcast as she welcomes Dr. Katie Kangas, an integrative veterinarian with a passion for preventative health and holistic wellness. In this episode, they dive deep into the often overlooked topic of dog dentistry and the crucial role it plays in your furry friend's overall health. Dr. Katie shares natural approaches to support optimal dental health, such as MCT oil, CBD oil, raw meaty bones, and other supplements. They also explore the differences between anesthetic and non-anesthetic dental cleanings, emphasize the significance of gum health, and provide tips for effectively checking your dog's teeth and gums. Tune in for invaluable insights into supporting your dog's dental and oral health!Episode Recap: Supporting your dog’s dental health naturallyDental health affects whole body healthMCT Oil, essential oils, & CBD oil for dog dental healthRaw meaty bones for dog dental healthDiet & dog oral healthMyth of kibble cleaning dog’s teethImportance of gum healthAnesthetic & Non-Anesthetic dental cleaningsDental issues & periodontal disease in small dogsDental complications from allergiesWhat if we could look into a wild canine’s mouth?TEEF for dog dental healthDr. Katie Kangas’ success with CBD & mushroomsUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Find Dr. Katie Kangas at Integrative Veterinary CareIntegrative Veterinary Care with Dr. Katie Kangas on Follow Integrative Veterinary Care on InstagramCBD for Periodontal Disease in Dogs & CatsTEEF for dog dental healthHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthFollow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
94. Taking Medicine Back from Corporate Interests with Dr. Eve Harrison
Apr 24 2024
94. Taking Medicine Back from Corporate Interests with Dr. Eve Harrison
In this episode of Your Natural Dog Podcast, host Angela Ardolino is joined by special guest Dr. Eve Harrison, an advocate for Take Medicine Back, a movement dedicated to restoring the ethical foundation of the medical profession by removing corporate influence. Dr. Harrison, a passionate integrative veterinarian who runs her own thriving mobile veterinary practice in Los Angeles, shares her insights into the detrimental impact of corporate interests on both veterinary education and veterinary practices nationwide. Together, Angela and Dr. Harrison delve into the repercussions of corporate influence on the industry and our pets' well-being, shedding light on the importance of reclaiming the physician-patient relationship in veterinary medicine.Episode Recap: Taking Medicine Back from Corporate InterestsInfluence of corporations in veterinary practicesInfluence of corporations in veterinary schoolStatistics on corporate influencePhysicians and Veterinarians as the face of corporationsCorporate-sponsored lunch talks at veterinary schoolCorporate Euthanasia Practices with euthanasia quotasHelping dogs regain their quality of life naturallyVeterinary practices stretched thin trying to meet corporate demandsVeterinarians fall back on the same standard of careNatural plant medicine is considered “alternative”Dr. Eve Harrison’s favorite mushroomsUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Taking Medicine Back from Corporate InterestsDr. Eve HarrisonCorporate Consolidator Ownership of Veterinary PracticesFollow The House Call Vet Academy on Facebook and InstagramHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
93. Holistic Medicine at Mama Dog Rescue
Apr 17 2024
93. Holistic Medicine at Mama Dog Rescue
Join Angela Ardolino on this episode of Your Natural Dog as she sits down with Stacey Buc, the compassionate force behind Mama Dog Rescue in Warren, Michigan. Together, they dive into the world of holistic pet care, exploring the transformative power of proper nutrition and natural remedies, including cannabis and mushrooms, for senior rescue dogs. Stacey shares her journey of caring for 17 senior dogs at Mama Dog Rescue, shedding light on the importance of providing a loving home and holistic care for our furry friends. Tune in to learn more about supporting your dog's immune system naturally and some heartwarming success stories from Mama Dog Rescue.Episode Recap: Mama Dog RescueSenior pets in sheltersHolistic care for rescued petsSupport from holistic veterinariansCostly long term repercussions of pharmaceuticals Apoquel & dogs with allergiesSupporting your dog’s immune system naturallyBeing your pet’s advocateFind the right holistic veterinarian or pet health coachTaking care of 17 at Mama Dog RescueBacklash for helping pets holisticallyHolistic Success Stories at Mama Dog RescueUsing CBD Dog Health & MycoDog products at Mama Dog RescueSupporting senior pets naturallyUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Pets for Adoption at Mama Dog RescueDonate to Mama Dog Rescue on Venmo @MamaDogRescue1Follow Mama Dog Rescue on FacebookCBD vs ApoquelCBD & Mushrooms for Senior DogsCBD & Mushrooms for Respiratory Support Benefits of CBD for Senior DogsHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
92. What Vets Aren't Taught Part 3 with Dr. Joyce Liy
Apr 10 2024
92. What Vets Aren't Taught Part 3 with Dr. Joyce Liy
As pet parents increasingly seek advice on nutrition and natural remedies like CBD and mushrooms from their vets, many are discovering a gap in their conventional veterinarian’s knowledge and resources, prompting them to search elsewhere for the help they need. In this episode of Your Natural Dog, Angela Ardolino is joined by Dr. Joyce Liy, an integrative veterinarian specializing in holistic therapies and nutrition. Continuing our "What Vets Aren't Taught" series, Dr. Liy shares insights from her veterinary school experience, shedding light on the lack of emphasis on nutrition and holistic care in traditional veterinary education. Together, Angela and Dr. Liy delve into the importance of viewing food as medicine for pets, and challenging the standardized overuse, or misuse, of pharmaceutical drugs in veterinary treatment. They explore holistic veterinary practices, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, CBD, and the benefits of medicinal mushrooms, advocating for a personalized approach to pet health and wellness. Episode Recap: Dr. Liy’s Vet School experienceHow much do vets learn about nutrition?Not taught to see food as medicineVet school emphasis on standardized conventional treatmentThe value of mentorship after vet schoolSeeking further certifications and education after vet schoolVeterinary students seeking holistic education on their ownA shift to holistic veterinary careChallenges faced by new vets out of schoolUsing hemp and mushrooms in her practiceIntegrative veterinary care, using diff holistic toolsMushrooms & CBD for cancer, chronic illness, pain and inflammationDangers of long term use of pharmaceuticals like Apoquel & CytopointFinancial incentives of pharmaceutical drugsConventional vets taught not to trust natural medicineNutrition needs of senior dogsUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Dr. Joyce Liy’s Holiystic VetFollow Dr. Liy on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTubeCBD vs ApoquelWhat Vets Aren’t Taught Part 1What Vets Aren’t Taught Part 2Have a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
91. End of Life Support with Animal Communicator Lisa Tully
Apr 3 2024
91. End of Life Support with Animal Communicator Lisa Tully
On this episode of "Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino," Angela is joined by Lisa Tully, an animal communicator and professional animal healer from Ireland who provides end of life support. Together, they navigate the delicate topic of pet loss, offering compassionate guidance and support for pet parents facing this challenging time. Lisa shares her experience in providing end of life support for pets, discussing how to prepare for the inevitable and the role of an animal communicator in facilitating communication before and after a pet's passing. Angela and Lisa emphasize the importance of listening to your pet and trusting your intuition, as well as honoring the unique bond you share with your furry friend. Episode Recap: Angela’s beloved OdiePreparing for pet lossPassing peacefully at homeContacting an animal communicator The importance of a compassionate holistic vetDo what feels right for you and your petGuided meditation to communicate with your petGrief & guilt after euthanasiaHerbs to prepare for End of LifeBecoming an animal communicatorAnimal spirit readings after pet lossUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Animal Healing with LisaCheck out her membership program Animal Gatherings Have a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
90. Tracking Your Dog's Health with Fi
Mar 27 2024
90. Tracking Your Dog's Health with Fi
On this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Jonathan Bensamoun, who founded Fi, a record setting, power-efficient smart collar with the mission to strengthen the relationship between dogs & their humans through technology. Jonathan joins Angela to discuss the importance of monitoring your dog's health, and how Fi is helping owners do that more efficiently, highlighting the invaluable insights into your dog’s health that can be gleaned from tracking their movements, activity levels, sleep patterns, and more. They explore how Fi is revolutionizing pet care by providing pet parents with access to unbiased data that empowers them to make informed decisions about their dog's well-being. Episode Recap: Why Jonathan created FiTracking your dog when you’re apartComparing your dog’s dataHow Fi has helped save dog’s livesMonitoring your dog after surgeryWhat dog behaviors can be tracked by Fi?How Fi can advance our knowledge on dogsThe power of unbiased data in dog healthTracking your dog’s sleep Tracking your dog’s allergies & scratchingGetting started with Fi Fi’s partnership with Strava running appGetting to know JonathanUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Try FiFollow Fi on Instagram, TikTok and TwitterHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
89. Big Box Retail vs. Independent Pet Stores with Megan Stoll
Mar 20 2024
89. Big Box Retail vs. Independent Pet Stores with Megan Stoll
In a landscape inundated with endless options when it comes to shopping for your pet’s needs, discerning pet parents are seeking guidance now more than ever. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Megan Stoll, who founded her own distribution company Wigglebutt & Co, after experiencing first hand the challenges of working with big pet distributors. She uses Wigglebutt & Co, and her shop, Pet Power Studio, one of the nation's pioneering pet stores dedicated exclusively to fresh food, to shine a light on small batch brands with big hearts who put pets before profits. Together, Angela and Megan dive into the complexities of the pet distribution industry, highlighting the importance of supporting local independent pet shops and shedding light on the challenges faced by small manufacturers in an industry dominated by big business. Episode Recap: The Importance of Independent Pet StoresWhat’s wrong with the pet industry distribution system?Challenges of working with distributorsPutting profits over petsBringing distribution back to a regional levelChallenges of being a small manufacturerImpact of big distributors on small businessSupporting independent pet retailersHow the pet food industry is harming your petsImportance of education and preventionBenefits of shopping small local pet storesSupport your educated, knowledgeable local pet shop ownersThe marketing power of big brandsCompanies changing formulas, changing sourcing, for profitLack of transparency for CBD companiesUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode ResourcesWigglebutt & CoFollow Wigglebutt & Co, and Pet Power Studio on InstagramFollow Megan Stoll on InstagramHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
88. When Your Pet Needs the ER with Dr. Lynda Loudon
Mar 13 2024
88. When Your Pet Needs the ER with Dr. Lynda Loudon
On this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Dr. Lynda Loudon, an emergency veterinarian with over two decades of experience and a holistic approach to pet care, coupled with a strong commitment to education. Dr. Loudon joins Angela to address a common question from pet parents, when should you take your dog to the ER, and when can you provide aid at home? They explore common causes of emergency room visits, including issues like diarrhea, gut health, and situations where dogs may ingest toxic substances such as chocolate, grapes, or even your own stash of edibles. Together they also discuss the over-prescription of medications, including antibiotics, steroids, and NSAIDs, and how to ask your veterinarian important questions. Tune in for a comprehensive discussion that's both informative and empowering for responsible pet care!Episode Recap: Preventing and Treating Diarrhea at HomeOver-prescribing dogs with antibiotics like Metronidazole for diarrheaWhy you shouldn’t use FortiFloraOveruse of Steroids & NSAIDs in petsWhen pet parents want a quick fix Having the right tools at home, like CBDConventional Vets taught to prescribe firstAsking your veterinarian questionsAngela’s journey with her dog LucyVeterinarians aren’t taught about everythingThe need for veterinary education on diet & nutritionQuestions for Dr. Lynda Loudon on when to go to the ERWhat if my dog eats grapes? Can I induce vomiting at home?Eating chocolate? Eating butter?What if my dog gets into my marijuana stash?Use code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Dr. Lynda LoudonTelehealth with Dr. Lynda LoudonFollow Dr. Loudon on Facebook​​Join Dr. Loudon in the Dog Mom Society where she provides weekly Q & A sessions, monthly live trainings and access to her vault of canine masterclasses!Angela’s Essential At-Home Holistic Toolkit What if your dog eats edibles?Have a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
87. Supplemental Oxygen for Pets with Blake Dubé
Mar 6 2024
87. Supplemental Oxygen for Pets with Blake Dubé
With so much of our pet care in the hands of pet parents at home nowadays, you want to be sure you have all the tools you need to care for your pet when they’re in distress. You may have a cabinet full of natural plant medicine and supplements, but what if your pet needs oxygen? In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Blake Dubé, the visionary founder and CEO of Pawprint Oxygen. Their Oxygen Kits are transforming the landscape of pet care, enabling both veterinarians and pet parents to administer life-saving oxygen wherever it's needed. We'll explore situations where pets might require supplemental oxygen, such as collapsed trachea, heart failure, and other common conditions leading to respiratory distress. Join us for this week’s episode and learn how Pawprint Oxygen is revolutionizing accessibility and safety when it comes to supplemental oxygen and at-home pet care. Episode Recap: What is Supplemental Oxygen for Pets?Making at-home oxygen accessible for pet parentsWhen do pets need oxygen?Supplemental oxygen for Collapsed Trachea in PetsSupplemental oxygen for Heart Failure in petsIs supplemental oxygen for pets safe?Pawprint Oxygen designing safer at-home oxygen for petsSupplemental oxygen for brachycephalic dogs, asthmatic cats, and moreAt-home oxygen can be less stressful for petsSupplemental oxygen for senior petsPawprint Oxygen making supplemental oxygen accessibleImportance of education on natural pet careUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Pawprint OxygenFollow Pawprint Oxygen on Instagram, TikTok and FacebookHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
86. Dog Treats & Coconut Oil for Dogs with CocoTherapy
Dec 13 2023
86. Dog Treats & Coconut Oil for Dogs with CocoTherapy
Navigating the vast market of dog treats and pet supplements can be overwhelming for pet parents. With countless options available, choosing the right product becomes a challenge. In this oversaturated market, it's crucial for pet parents to prioritize transparency and quality in the ingredients of the products they choose for their furry companions. On this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, Angela is joined by special guests Charisa Antigua and Carmina O'Connor, the dynamic sister duo and co-founders of CocoTherapy. Renowned for creating top-tier coconut oil for dogs, cats, and birds, as well as innovative coconut-based products that address chronic and acute health issues in pets, Charisa and Carmina share their expertise on making the best dog treats, and the benefits of coconut for dogs. The trio delves into the critical aspects of ingredient sourcing, discussing not only the quality but also the methods of harvesting and extraction when it comes to natural products. Discover the fascinating journey of how Angela collaborated with CocoTherapy in crafting the finest vegan CBD dog treats, Blanche's Edibles. Episode Recap: Sourcing the best dog treats for Blanche’s Edibles & Nina’s EdiblesImportance of ingredients in dog treatsVegan Treats for Dogs & PetsDog treats with limited ingredientsSourcing ingredients locally, asking for COAsMaking the best dog treat takes timeCocoTherapy & CBD Dog Health’s CBD dog treatsCocoTherapy’s Coconut Oil from their family farmsSourcing, harvesting & extraction matters with natural productsBenefits of coconut for dogs & petsTeaching veterinarians about the benefits of coconut oilDispelling myths about coconut oil for dogs & petsHow often can dogs have coconut oil & MCT oil?How has the pet supplement industry changed?Blanche’s Edibles - the best vegan CBD dog treatsUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:CocoTherapyCocoTherapy’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil & MCT OilBlanche’s Edibles - Best Vegan CBD Dog Treats by CBD Dog Health & CocoTherapy Follow CocoTherapy on Instagram and FacebookHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
85. Mushrooms for Respiratory Conditions with Krysta Fox
Dec 6 2023
85. Mushrooms for Respiratory Conditions with Krysta Fox
Whether you’re a pet parent of a flat-faced brachycephalic pup, or your dog suffers from another respiratory condition, their struggle to breathe can be distressing for everyone. Luckily we’re seeing first hand how natural adaptogens and medicinal mushrooms can support respiratory health, and help your dog breathe easier. In this episode of Your Natural Dog, we’re joined by Krysta Fox, Integrative Veterinary Technician, owner of Pug and Hound Pet Apothecary, and pup parent of a brachycephalic dog, Bruce Wayne the Pug. Krysta joins us to discuss respiratory conditions in dogs, and the benefits of medicinal mushrooms to support breathing, respiratory health and cardiovascular health. Episode Recap: Krysta’s Inspiration - Bruce Wayne the PugDiagnosing Respiratory ConditionsMushrooms for Respiratory ConditionsBenefits of Mushrooms and AdaptogensMushroom Extracts, Powders and TincturesBrachycephalic DogsRisks of Conventional PharmaceuticalsMycoDog Breathe Tincture for Respiratory HealthBenefits of Whole Plant & Mushroom MedicineNatural Medicine vs SynthesizedUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Pug & Hound Pet Apothecary Follow Pug & Hound on Instagram and Facebook Mushrooms for Brachycephalic DogsProtecting your Dog from Canine Respiratory IllnessDog Respiratory Duo More articles by Krysta Fox on CBD Dog HealthHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook
84. Medicinal Herbs & Mushrooms for Dogs with Lee Carroll
Nov 29 2023
84. Medicinal Herbs & Mushrooms for Dogs with Lee Carroll
From immune support, to cancer, to supporting cognitive function, medicinal herbs and mushrooms for dogs and pets can provide holistic support and naturally enhance your furry friend's vitality and overall wellness. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Lee Carroll, medical herbalist, innovator, and educator with 30 years’ experience at the forefront of the herbal industry. Together, they delve into the profound realm of medicinal herbs and mushrooms, uncovering the extensive benefits these natural wonders offer for your dog's well-being. Lee and Angela share their own favorite herbs and mushrooms, unravel the distinctions between dried and extracted forms, and guide pet parents on when to opt for each. They also delve into the fascinating realm of nootropic mushrooms for dogs, spotlighting their role in supporting brain health and boosting cognitive functions in our beloved pets. Episode Recap: Medical Herbalist Echinacea for dogs & the endocannabinoid systemMedicinal mushrooms for the immune systemHoly Basil for dogsMushrooms are a functional food & medicineNootropics for dogsMycoDog’s Clarity for CCD, sundowners, dementia in dogsLion’s Mane mushrooms for the brainMushroom polysaccharidesDried herbs vs herbal extractsMushroom extracts plus consuming mushroomsCannabis for dogsMastering Medicinal Mushrooms courseUse code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.comUse code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.comNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!If you have a question about your pet you’d like answered on the podcast, email us at kenzie@hisocialgroup.com.Episode Resources:Lee Carroll HerbalistLee Carroll’s Herba MeditariHave questions for Lee? Email Lee@herbameditari.com.auFollow Lee Carroll on Instagram and FacebookMycoDog Clarity for Dogs for CCD, Nervous System, Mental & Emotional SupportHave a question about your pet that you want answered on the podcast? Email us at Carter@yournaturaldog.com Angela ArdolinoCBD Dog HealthNote: Like all discount codes, they don't last furever!Follow Your Natural Dog on Facebook and Instagram and if you want to see what Angie (our founder) is up to, follow her on Facebook