Preventing Choking in Dogs with Johnna Devereaux

Prevent Choking in Dogs Johnna Devereaux Your Natural Dog podcast angela ardolino national pet choking prevention day

As pet parents, our top priority is ensuring our dogs’ safety and well-being. Unfortunately, choking incidents can happen, leading to over 200,000 dogs seeking emergency veterinary care each year. 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, who is leading the charge with Dr. Judy Morgan, to educate and advocate for greater awareness of pet choking incidents and how we can prevent them. Johnna joins us as we dive into the crucial topic of preventing choking in dogs and pets. Together, they explore common choking hazards, share valuable insights, and provide practical strategies to safeguard our beloved furry friends from choking risks, and help get pet choking incidents down from 200,000 to ZERO.  

Episode Recap: 

  • How common is choking in dogs?
  • Common choking hazards in your home
  • Safety devices like Bow Wow Buddy to prevent choking in dogs
  • Raw bones, not cooked bones
  • Importance of supervision & knowing your pet
  • Signs of choking or potential for choking
  • Setting yourself and your pets up for success
  • How to Become a Certified Pet Health Coach with Dr. Ruth Roberts

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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 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.