In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we met up with Dr. Pol and Diane Pol at Global Pet Expo 2024 (our third time meeting them), to hear about their recent activities including their new line of pet food, animal feed, and wellness products.

Dr. Pol’s love for animals began on his family’s dairy farm in the Netherlands. At a young age, he knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Pol attended Utrecht University and graduated in 1970. After practicing veterinarian medicine for over a decade, he moved to Weidman, Michigan to start his own practice. In 2011, Dr. Pol teamed up with Nat Geo WILD to showcase his experience as a veterinarian. The show followed Dr. Pol as he travelled throughout rural Michigan, tending to various animals for 14 hours a day.

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In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we met up with Erika Sinner from Directorie to learn about her philosophy on pet bereavement, and her advocacy for increased empathy in the workplace.

Erika Sinner worked in pharmaceutical marketing for over a decade before she founded Directorie. Directorie is a marketing agency that connects in-house teams, contractors, and external partners in the device and pharma sectors. As a self-proclaimed “Chief Empathy Officer,” she created a company culture that celebrates authenticity, vulnerability, and hard work.

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In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, Tim Mitchum discussed his company, WINPRO, which features a line of products that treat an assortment of health problems by reducing inflammation in canines.

Tim Mitchum is the president of WINPRO Pet. He has over 20 years’ experience in B2B and B2C Sales as well as 8 years’ experience in online marketing. Since stepping into his role as president at WINPRO, he has helped the company grow from an idea to an industry leader in the plasma space for pets.

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In a recent episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, Sue discussed animal behavior issues and explained how her website supports individuals who were faced with euthanizing a behaviorally challenged animal. Sue Alexander is a certified professional dog trainer, and a certified K9 behavioral consultant.

Sue owns and operates Dogs in the Park, which offers in-person and virtual classes for obedience and behavior programming. She also owns and operates Dog Trainer’s Crucible, a consulting company for dog training businesses. On top of that, she owns and administers Losing Lulu, a website intended to support individuals who have lost an animal to behavioral problems.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the privilege of speaking to Angela Ardolino, founder of CBD Dog Health. CBD Dog Health offers high quality, all-natural, medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets.

In 2015, Angela was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and she was prescribed Humira. Humira is a medicine that’s prescribed simply for all auto-immune diseases.  Upon inspection, Angela realized that Humira is very commonly linked to Lymphoma. At this point, Angela knew she had to turn elsewhere for help.

Angela lives a very holistic life, so she immediately turned to nature to find the best possible option for her. Nature’s answer was the cannabis plant.

Soon after using cannabis medically, her joint pain washed away. That wasn’t the only change Angela felt. She realized that her stress and anxiety levels had gone down as well. She was also able to sleep better, and overall quality of life had improved.

Angela went down a rabbit hole trying to figure out if anyone else was having these experiences with cannabis. She stumbled upon Canna-Moms. Canna-Moms is a group of mothers around the county using cannabis medically to treat their kids. These moms are treating anything from cancer to seizures using cannabis. They’ve found that using cannabis has greatly improved quality of life for the kids and their parents.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats; we had the pleasure of speaking to Carol Podolak, co-founder of Bark Butter. Bark Butter is a pet-friendly peanut butter made for dogs by dog lovers.

Joy and Carol are two spunky Indiana soccer moms who were looking for a healthy nutritional product to sell at fund raising events for their kid’s soccer team. They found that product once they began making gourmet peanut butter. Their peanut butter journey started as a small endeavor, only selling it at small events, and it quickly caught fire. Suddenly parents and kids couldn’t stop asking, “When can I buy some peanut butter?” Carol and Joy sprung into action. In no time they had a cooking facility and local shelf space for their new product. Now their product is on shelves across the country.

Carol and Joy are on to the next step, creating a product for dogs across the country. BNutty is proud to introduce Bark Butter.

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In this episode of All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Wendy Hauser. Dr. Hauser is the President of Peak Veterinary Consulting and Chief Veterinary Consultant for OraStipdx.

Dr. Hauser is raising awareness of the dangers of Periodontal Disease and educating pet parents about the importance of pet dental care. It is the most common disease in pets around the world and it often goes undetected causing health and behavioral issues down the line. OraStripdx can help this issue.

Periodontal disease begins when a plaque biofilm, comprised of bacteria, attaches itself to the gum. As time passes, the bacteria make its way into the space between the tooth and the gums. Since the gums are an ideal space for anerobic bacteria, they begin to thrive and reproduce. These bacteria power their metabolism by producing a chemical called thiols. Thiols are toxic to the gum tissue and the gums begin to break down. These bacteria can then go into the blood stream and cause damage to the organs.

Early Periodontal disease is incredibly difficult to detect in animals that are not anesthetized and is usually only spotted when pets are receiving dental cleaning. Dr. Hauser states that less than 80% of all pets receive some sort of vet dental care in their lifetime. For this reason, it continues to go undetected by vets and pet parents alike.

To avoid any damage, the priority should be catching Periodontal disease to treat it before it does any damage to the teeth, gums, or organs. As of now there is only one screening test to detect the early stages of Periodontal disease, OraStripdx.

OraStripdx is the only screening test that can be used on pets that are not under anesthesia. A simple swab lets the user know whether Thiols have been detected. From there the pet parent should begin to take preventative action.

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This week on All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the pleasure of speaking with Kristina Bergsten, founder of The Animal Law Firm.


Kristina has been practicing animal law for about ten years and started her career in Media, in Pennsylvania. She was working for a family law firm and decided to take on environmental and animal law cases. in 2017, she moved to Colorado and started her own law firm. She started with just one office in Denver and has further since expanded to multiple states. This firm is focused on creative and innovative thinking to apply old legal doctrines to animal-related fact patterns.


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The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) is a mouthful to say but they provide a valuable service to animals.  They promote comfort care to address the physical, psychological, and social needs of animals with chronic and/or life limiting diseases.  They also promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual support for the caregivers of these animals.  Education of professional and advance research in the field of animal hospice and palliative care is also an important part of their mission.    Read more

Listeners enjoyed a lively conversation with our guest Dr. Ruth Roberts.  She is a graduate of the North Carolina Statue University – College of Veterinary Medicine.  She has also studied Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine and became certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy at the Chi Institute in Florida.  In 2006, Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet™.  Since then, she has been teaching her clients how to home-cook for their pets.  In 2016, she left the traditional clinical veterinary practice and began working solely by remote consultation with pet parents.    

She’s not just a veterinarian or Holistic Pet Health Coach, she’s your pet’s ally.  Her role goes beyond checkups and surgeries.  Her life’s mission is to help give your pet a better life, one that is full of many happy, healthy years.    Read more