Natural Plant Medicine for Dogs with Johnna Devereaux

Natural Plant Medicine Johnna Devereaux CBD Your Natural Dog Podcast Angela Ardolino

While some pet parents may be hesitant to embrace herbal remedies, often opting for synthetic alternatives, this episode aims to shed light on the undeniable benefits of incorporating natural plants, herbs, spices, and mushrooms into our pets’ lives. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Johnna Devereaux, Clinical Pet Nutritionist, and Chief Nutrition Officer for Bow Wow Labs, to dive into the fascinating world of natural herbs, spices, and mushrooms for dog health. Discover how these incredible botanicals interact with our pets’ bodies and endocannabinoid systems, offering natural support for a variety of conditions, including inflammation, seizures, anxiety, and more. They also provide valuable insights on how to source the best herbs, what to look for, and what to avoid when purchasing products for your beloved canine companions. 

Episode Recap: 

  • Plants & Fungi as natural medicine
  • Natural plant medicine for inflammation
  • Self-selection and harvesting medicinal plants
  • Nervine herbs like cannabis, for calming pets
  • Skullcap and cannabis for seizures in dogs and pets
  • Whole plant medicine over isolates 
  • Sourcing quality herbs and products for your dog
  • Low price often means low quality 
  • Mushrooms grown on poor substrate
  • Not all herbs are tonic herbs (meant for long term use)

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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 Johnna Devereaux

Johnna Devereaux natural plant medicine Prevent Choking in Dogs national dog choking prevention day Johnna Devereaux is the Chief Nutrition Officer for Bow Wow Labs and the founder of Fetch RI, a holistic pet boutique and supply retail store located in RIchmond, RI.  As a Clinical Pet Nutritionist, Devereaux has been invited to speak at veterinary hospitals to speak about the benefits of proper nutrition for dogs and cats and is a repeat presenter teaching people about the benefits of feeding pets in a species-appropriate way. Devereaux also has a thriving national nutrition consult practice where she works with veterinarians and pet parents to help dogs and cats live healthier lives.

Devereaux has appeared on camera for NBC, Fox and Daily Mail. She has been a contributor for, Reader’s Digest, Dogster and Catster magazines. Her writings can also be found in Animal Print magazine, Rhode Island’s Family Guide and the Health and Wellness Guide for Southern New England. In addition, Devereaux has been featured in dozens of blogs, magazines, podcasts, and YouTube channels.

Devereaux has been featured as a Trailblazer in the pet industry by Pets+ Magazine and her store, Fetch RI, was named one of America’s Coolest Pet Stores; it has also been awarded “Best of Rhode Island” by Editor’s Pick and Reader’s Choice. Fetch RI has also been awarded “Top Dog” by Animal Print magazine. Most recently Devereaux was selected as a 2020 Pet Age Magazine “Women of Influence”; Devereaux has completed a BFA from New York University and the Clinical Pet Nutritionist program from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences.