94 episodes

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 Carter@yournaturaldog.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!

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

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

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 Carter@yournaturaldog.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!

    93. Holistic Medicine at Mama Dog Rescue

    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 naturally
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    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!
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    • 37 min
    92. What Vets Aren't Taught Part 3 with Dr. Joyce Liy

    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 dogs
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    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 Health
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    • 41 min
    91. End of Life Support with Animal Communicator Lisa Tully

    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 loss
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    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 Health
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    • 39 min
    90. Tracking Your Dog's Health with Fi

    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 Jonathan
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    Use code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.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 Health
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    • 27 min
    89. Big Box Retail vs. Independent Pet Stores with Megan Stoll

    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 companies
    Use code RADIO for 15% off your first order at https://cbddoghealth.com/
    Use code MYCO10 for 10% off your order of https://mycodog.com/
    Episode Resources
    Wigglebutt & 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!

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    • 37 min
    88. When Your Pet Needs the ER with Dr. Lynda Loudon

    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?
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    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!

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Best Holistic Pet Podcast ,

Best Holistic Pet Podcast

Angela's Podcast is one of my favorites. She goes above and beyond to educate pet owners and networks with all of the favorites.
When we all come together - knowledge is power.
Thank you Angela for always sharing valuable truthful information. Keep up the good work!!

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LOVE - super informational

Thank you for continuing to put out helpful information to show us how to best care of our sweet companions.

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Love this! Right up my alley

I have been feeding my dog Whole Foods for the last 7 years, we keep fleas away holistically and I have a tiger test done when we go the vet…so I love to hear more ways to keep my pup, Tim healthy

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