When Do Dogs Need Supplements? with Dr. Ian Billinghurst

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As pet parents, we all want to be sure our dogs are getting all the nutrients they need, and that often means stress, overthinking, and trying to find all the right supplements to fill in nutritional gaps. In this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we’re joined by Dr. Ian Billinghurst, father of the raw food movement for dogs and cats, and Chief Advisor of Gussy’s Gut, a fermented, probiotic-rich whole superfood topper. Dr. Billinghurst joins me to discuss supplements for dogs, the benefits of fermented foods for dogs, and how it really is possible to keep it simple when it comes to your dog’s nutrition. 

Episode Recap: 

  • Feeding our animals can be simple
  • Evolution of dog nutrition through history
  • Dangers of Veterinary-Recommended processed dog food
  • What do dogs really need in their diet?
  • When do dogs need supplements like Gussy’s Gut?
  • Food-sourced probiotics
  • Benefits of fermented vegetables for dogs
  • Benefits of raw, meaty bones for dogs

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About Angela Ardolino

angela ardolino your natural dog podcast 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.

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About Dr. Ian Billinghurst

Dr. Ian Billinghurst is the father of the raw food movement for dogs and cats and the creator of the acronym, B.A.R.F. – which stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Feeding. His is an ancestral approach to feeding our pets.  

He celebrates the 30th anniversary of his first groundbreaking book, Give Your Dog a Bone. He came out of retirement to create Gussy’s Gut – a fermented, probiotic-rich superfoods complex that is freeze-dried and can replace several supplements you may be giving your dog. This is 100% whole foods and organic.  And it’s much easier to digest and absorb the nutrients. Their product is at and their central product is called “Daily”.