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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All My Children Wear Fur Coats loves to learn about new products! This one, created by Dr. Laura Catena, is the ArmOR Hand Glove®.  Dr. Laura learned the hard way that veterinarians, animal caregivers and pet parents need extra protection when handling pets in stressful situation.   

In January 2009, Dr. Laura was working in emergency medicine.  A kitten bit her on the thumb, which became severely infected and nearly took her life.  She had to have extensive surgery and months of physical therapy.    Read more

Today’s guests were Scott Fine, founder of Joey’s Legacy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to pet parents who are the victims of veterinary malpractice and Jerry (J.L.) Robb, author of the book Joey’s Legacy – Seeking Truth and Integrity in Veterinary Medicine, Volumes I and II (so far).  Both men are also responsible for the inspiration and funding of the upcoming documentary by well-known and eight (8) time Emmy award winning director and producer, John Biffar.    Read more

Our guest today was Reagan Pasternak, a well-known actress and now author of a new book on pet loss.  Griffin’s Heart was inspired by the loss of Reagan’s beloved soulmate animal who died at the age of seven.  That experience gave her the desire to help others through the painful journey experienced when we lose a beloved pet.   

Griffin’s Heart is described as more than just a book because it is also a journal, a workbook, and a keepsake all in one.  She encourages her readers to actively participate in the healing process. There are opportunities for journaling, saving photos and engaging in healing exercises.  

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Can you become a better leader and learn something from your pets?  Absolutely!  Shawna Schuh is an executive coach and expert in the pet industry.  She is also the founder of Women in the Pet Industry and is a Certified speaking Professional, and Master Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner. She also owns a horse boarding facility and lives in rural western Oregon with horses, dogs, and one old cat.  

Women in the Pet Industry Network was a passion project for Shawna where her mission was to unite women pet leaders worldwide. This is how I came to know Shawna personally and to call her a friend.  Sometimes I truly believe we were twins separated at birth we have so many common interests and beliefs.    Read more

How do you avoid buying pet products that contain toxic chemicals?  I asked myself this question recently and found our show’s guest, Leigh Matthews with LeafScore.  LeafScore is a website devoted to fighting climate change by helping consumers make greener purchasing decisions.  This has never been more important than now.   

At LeafScore, they believe that quality follows sustainability.  As a result, generally the best and longest lasting products are almost always made with sustainable, natural, nontoxic and organic ingredients and materials.  When you purchase from companies that support the planet, you “vote with your dollars” by putting pressure on manufacturers to factor in the environment, not just their bottom line.    Read more

Today’s guest on All My Children Wear Fur Coats is Debra LoFranco, Inventor, Founder and CEO of Scratch Square and De’Vora, an online marketplace and community for pet products.  The motto for the organization is kindness, love and community – something we all need a little more of these days.  All of their products are eco-friendly and pet-friendly.  The term DeVora means a person of beauty, wit, superior intelligence and a kind heart.  DeVoras are wonderful friends and parents.    Read more

Today’s guest on All My Children Wear Fur Coats was entrepreneur David Neuwirth, founder of One Fur All Pet House Candles.  David, along with his friend, Robert Eichner established this brand when they unexpectedly ran into each other.  David (a dog dad) was the owner of a pet supply store and David (a cat dad) came in as a customer.  They had been friends in middle school but then life happened, and they hadn’t seen each other in a few years, 20 to be exact.    Read more

Today’s show featured entrepreneur, dog dad to Randall and founder of BarkYours, Corey Abramowitz. is a marketplace for sellers and buyer of all things dog related.  The site features independent artists who have created unique, original dog-inspired products & gifts.    

Corey is an entrepreneur who managed his own staffing firm until he recognized there was a large community of independent artists who also love their dogs and who create dog-related products.  

Do you have a dog loving friend who has everything?  How about a person who treasures anything that reminds them of their four-legged, furry dog-faced friend? BarkYours is the place for people who create and sell special products inspired by our best friends.    Read more

As a dog owner and lover who lives in Manhattan, New York, Lisa Baronoff grew concerned about the germs and chemicals her dogs were encountering on their daily walks.  She tried traditional dog booties and discovered not only did her dogs dislike them, but they were a pain for the her as the pet parent to put on.  In addition, they didn’t stay on well and were worn out after only a few walks.    Read more