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About Angela Ardolino

Mother of Odie the mini-schnauzer, Nina the Doberman, Jolene the mix breed mutt, 23 ducks, 19 chickens, 9 geese, 1 bunny and a pig at her rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm.

Angela grew up in Miami, Florida and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the founder of House of Alchemy, LLC, CBD Dog Health, Miami Children’s Theater, and Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

To see Angela on her rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, surrounded by dogs, chickens, geese, and her pet pig, is to see her in her element. Looking at this furry, joyful family, you would never suspect that Angela and her pets were once full of aches, pains, and anxiety.

In 2013, Angela worked as a parenting expert, cared for animals, and participated in community events, but every morning when she woke up, she was in pain. After several doctor’s appointments, Angela was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and knew that she needed to find alternatives to the toxic medications being offered to her. She had heard of the benefits of CBD oil and it changed her life. The stigma surrounding medical cannabis and CBD oil was still strong at that time, so Angela decided to change that.

In 2016, after Floridians voted yes on amendment two, which legalized medical cannabis, Angela sold Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and hosted Canna Conference, an educational event to bring together doctors, veterinarians, and patients to learn about the positive effects of medical cannabis and how cannabis reacts in the endocannabinoid system. During that time, Angela also earned earned a professional certification in Medical Cannabis for therapeutic use from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Angela became active in Women Grow and United for Care, and became an advocate for safe, natural, ethically grown hemp and medical cannabis in the U.S. for people and animals to use.

While the government battled about growing hemp, Angela spent two years searching for ethical, safe hemp farmers in Colorado, where growing hemp was legal. She also spent that time finding trusted partners and building her team, including Ashok Patel, PhD, an essential oils expert, who been manufacturing plant-based products for several years, and Hernando Umana, a Broadway performer and CBD expert.

In June 2018, with the passage of the Farm Bill, which legalized hemp farming in all 50 states, Angela was finally able to obtain safe, non-GMO hemp grown in the U.S. in Colorado and released CBD Dog Health products.

Angela is also a co-owner of Beautify the Beast, a grooming and pet-boarding shop, and is the CEO of House of Alchemy, LLC, a U.S. company dedicated to cultivating and processing the purest medical cannabis products with the lowest environmental impact.

Angela spends her spare time tending to Fire Flake Farm, which not only provides a safe habitat for neglected and abused animals, but has also been a supplier of organic vegetables, micro-greens and herbs for the past six years.

Pets

The Guide to Holistic Pet Care with Dr. Jean Hofve – It’s A Dog’s Life Podcast

In this episode of It’s a Dog’s Life with Angela Ardolino, Dr. Jean Hofve shares her tips for ways to holistically care for cats. Hofve is a holistic veterinarian and author with more than 20 years’ experience in integrative veterinary medicine. She has a passion for feline health and nutrition and has intensively studied and researched pet nutrition and the pet food industry. Hofve is an advisor to AAFCO, the organization that sets standards for pet food production. She is also the founder Little Big Cat and Spirit Essences (now owned and operated by Jackson Galaxy called Jackson Galaxy Solutions), which makes flower essence remedies for many animal health and behavior problems. Her first book, The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care: An Illustrated Handbook, co-authored with nutritionist Dr. Celeste Yarnall, won a 2010 Certificate of Excellence as well as the 2010 Muse Medallion Award for best book from the Cat Writers’ Association.

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Integrating Complementary Medicine with Dr. Bob Goldstein – It’s A Dog’s Life

In this episode of It’s a Dog’s Life, Angela Ardolino spoke with Dr. Bob Goldstein, founder of Earth Animal. Goldstein is the editor and an author of the textbook Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice published by Wiley Blackwell. This veterinary textbook introduces and familiarizes veterinarians with the terminology and procedures of complementary treatment modalities in a traditional clinical format that facilitates the easy integration of these methods into established veterinary practices.

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18 hours ago
In the new and unregulated market of #CBD, pet parents are left with so many questions and false information. We want to teach you how it works, how to choose products, and how to use it safely!
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