Changing Your Dog’s Diet with Jennifer Carter

Changing your dog's diet with jennifer carter of volhard dog nutrition your natural dog podcast angela ardolino

We all want the best for our furry companions, and it’s understandable that pet parents may feel hesitant about changing their dog’s diet. However, changing your dog’s diet can be crucial at various stages of their life, whether due to allergies, intolerance, illness or age. As responsible pet parents, we have the power to positively, or negatively, impact our dogs’ lives through their diet. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Jennifer Carter, Canine Nutritionist and Vice President of Operations at Volhard Dog Nutrition, to address a common concern among pet parents: the hesitancy to change your dog’s diet. Jennifer joins us to discuss dog nutrition, and provide practical advice on how to navigate this process smoothly, taking into consideration factors like age, specific dietary needs, and health conditions.

Episode Recap: 

  • Don’t wait until a diagnosis to change your dog’s diet
  • Volhard Dog Nutrition
  • Back to basics with real whole foods
  • Diversity is key 
  • Find the root cause of the issue
  • When to change your dog’s diet
  • Changing your dog’s diet seasonally
  • Feeding your puppy, adult, or senior dog

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About Angela Ardolino

angela ardolino your natural dog podcast cbd dog health mycodog pet health expert holistic 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, a rescue animal sanctuary farm, and 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; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures specifically for pets.

Accordingly, she has used CBD Dog Health’s Full Spectrum Hemp Extract, and now MycoDog mushroom extracts, on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela has Odie, a 16-year-old mini-schnauzer, as well as Jolene, Maza, and Rhemi. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.

About Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter Volhard Dog Nutrition on Your Natural Dog Podcast Jennifer Carter is Volhard Dog Nutrition’s Canine Nutritionist and also Vice President of Operations. In this position, Jennifer is charged with providing nutritional consultations, developing and formulating new diets, treats, and supplements, creating partnerships, and delivering educational nutrition-related programming across the country. She was recently honored to be able to present at the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) on Canine Nutrition and Behavior.

Jennifer is a Ph.D. Candidate at Virginia Tech in Science and Technology Studies (STS) (ABD), a Certified Canine Nutritionist -CERT-CN  through Companion Animal Sciences Institute, a Certified Pet Nutrition Coach through North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through Project Management Institute (PMI and Raw Feeding Specialist. She holds a Master of Science from Virginia Tech -STS, a Master of Science from the University of New Haven – National Security and Public Safety, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia in Biological Science and Animal Science. 

Most of all, Jennifer enjoys training and teaching using the Volhard Motivational Method and competing with her dog in the ring in obedience, rally, and agility. She also actively competes in scent work trials for NACSW and AKC and runs in Canicross races with her dog Luce.