National CBD Day: Our Favorite Success Stories
Our founder Angela also owns CBD Dog Health! CBD Dog Health started its journey a few years ago when, Angela Ardolino, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Determined to find alternatives to the toxic medications she was offered, she turned to CBD, and it changed her life forever. Once she learned that animals could benefit from CBD too (dogs actually have even more receptors so they benefit even more!) she knew what her life mission was. Since then, she’s been able to help hundreds of animals on her rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, with ailments as serious as seizures, cancer, arthritis, degenerative diseases and more!
Our team has spent the last few years traveling the country educating anyone who would listen. We even went on a tour called The Healing Naturally Tour, where we educated veterinarians and pet parents on the power of cannabis for pets. Through our education, we’ve reached thousands of pet parents who call and write us every day to tell us the incredible stories about the success of their pet using our tinctures, salves and treats. So, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate National CBD Day than to share some of these beautiful stories from CBD Dog Health. We hope these stories inspire you to make the switch to CBD and take control of your animal’s health. Please know our team is always here to help because your pet’s health is our number 1 mission.
“This is Zeus! He will be 3 in November but when he turned 1-years-old, he started to have seizures and as he got older they became more frequent. We took him to our veterinarian where we were told pretty much not to worry about it because they don’t last long but as a pet owner you want the best for your pet and it’s very frustrating to watch your pet go through a seizure and have a scared face of not knowing what just happened. So I did a lot of research and was trying to figure out what to do to help him and then we came across CBD Dog Health on the internet and started following and doing more research. It got very depressing and frustrating to watch our dog have seizure after seizure at all hours of the day mainly when he was sleeping so we weren’t getting any sleep at night so finally we decided to give HEAL CBD oil a try. We are now four months with no seizures! I give him his medicine every day and I feel confident enough to know that I can leave the house and not have to worry if he’s had a seizure. I can sleep at night getting a good rest I’m just very blessed to find this company. I have referred other people to use the products. We also purchased the salmon CBD treats and we give those to our husky and our other dogs and they absolutely love it.” – Bratt VS
“My Lady Q started to need assistance to stand & sometimes walk. I purchased a special need harness for her. Q started using CBD before it arrived. The harness hangs near one of many beds yet to be used Lady Q is the black & tan beagle mix. Her fur sister, Olivia, who also has recently started CBD to manage seizures. Olivia is 43 days strong.”- Jeananne Barnaby
“This is Fiona. She had a chronic problem of very tiny stools, and sometimes, she would go several days without having a bowel movement at all. This was concerning because the shelter ended up euthanizing her sister for having megacolon. I did not want this condition to get worse. At the advice of our holistic pet store owner, I started giving her the Ease CBD twice a day. It took a few weeks, but Fiona now has healthy regular bowel movements. My other two pets (dog and another cat) are now on CBD also!” – Kevin Corody
“Jake lived 2 years past his diagnosis and was put to peace this May. He lived to see his 3rd birthday. He was given 6 months to live. He had 2 rare forms of cancer and we decided to do Full spectrum CBD oil & salve…It was a miracle moment for us. I was able to cook all his own food and provide him with the best quality of life thanks to the advice and knowledge of this incredible team. I will never hesitate to do it again. Foods consisted of sardines, brown rice, veggies for breakfast, Dinner was grounded up chicken rolled into meatballs, brown rice, veggies, supper the same depending. I would cook a roast or oftentimes give him moose his favorite … Miss you sweet boy.” – Kellyanne Vautour
“I have a 1-year-old boxer puppy who has separation anxiety and anxiety when riding in the car. I started using CALM about a month ago and have noticed a huge difference in her behavior. I had tried a couple of brands of other expensive CBD oils previously but did not get any noticeable results until trying CBD Dog Health. The very first time I used it, I gave her a dose about 15 minutes before getting in the car. My puppy who normally pants and paces with a frantic look in her eyes in the car, sat in her seat, looked out the window, and never even opened her mouth to pant. I kept turning around to see if she was there because she is normally so noisy! After about 10 minutes, she actually laid down in the car while we were driving. I had never seen that. I have recommended this product to many of my friends and I won’t use anything else.” – Jada Krall
Well, I just cried re-reading all of those stories. How could you not!?
CBD and medical cannabis have personally changed my life. They’ve changed the lives of my human family and, of course, my pet family’s lives. The work we do here is very personal and we love to do it. We have a lot of work to do in the newly growing field of CBD and medical cannabis, but rest assured that the team here at CBD Dog Health will always be here with the latest information and research to help heal your animals NATURALLY!
If you’re a pet parent considering exploring Full Spectrum CBD for your pet’s health, I hope these stories help you take that next step. If there are still lingering questions, always feel free to reach out to our team at [email protected]
About Hernando Umana
Father of Blanche, an 8-year old Shih Tzu, and senior rescue Linda, Hernando Umana is a Broadway performer in New York City who now works tirelessly to share the benefits of CBD with pet parents across the country. Despite his confidence and talent as a performer, Hernando found himself struggling after graduation. In a profession where anxiety is absolutely crippling, he wasn’t getting the kind of work he knew he should be getting. Thankfully, during one of his many visits to Angela Ardolino in Florida, she introduced him to CBD and he has never looked back. Four years later, he had opened two first national tours, performed on Broadway, worked with Cyndi Lauper, Brendan Urie, Andrew Loyd Webber, and many others. And now – Hernando is Co-Owner of CBD Dog Health. CBD was life-changing for both Angela and Hernando, and he could not be happier to be in a business doing something he loves so much that helps dogs like Blanche live happy, stress-free lives. Hernando is a graduate of Dr. Sulak’s Healer Cannabis Dosage Protocols and Methodologies.
True Story: CBD Salve Crushed Cancer In Jennifer’s Dog
Jennifer Pak has a cancer success story after using CBD salve for dogs that you need to know. Like many, her success came after a long journey of failed treatments for her dog Olivia’s tumors.
Jennifer rescued Olivia from Miami-Dade Animal Services five years ago. At that time Jennifer noticed that Olivia had a few small warts. Looking for help clearing up warts, she tried a few remedies she found on Amazon …
… but nothing seemed to help.
Over the next 5 years, Olivia’s warts continued to grow and her condition worsened. Her veterinarians offered to surgically remove the warts.
But Olivia had developed a heart murmur and had elevated liver enzymes. This gave Jennifer pause when considering anesthesia. Especially to remove what the vets felt were cosmetic growths.
Desperate, Jennifer continued to try topical remedies. Sadly, the warts continued to grow out of control and became tumors.
They then tried cryo-therapy and prescription medications. These were effective at first … but were ultimately not viable options to use long term.
Success Was Found In A CBD Salve For Dogs
At a friend’s suggestion, Jennifer decided to try a CBD salve for dogs. She applied the salve to Olivia’s tumors every morning and night. She was amazed to see the growths begin to shrink within three days!
“It’s no exaggeration,” says Jennifer. “There was visually a difference within three days. They turned black and just fell off. If I hadn’t seen it myself, I wouldn’t have believed it. I tried for five years to heal these and had no luck until now.”
Treating tumors like Olivia’s, with CBD salve for dogs works well. This is because of the unique receptors dogs have naturally built into the skin.
You see, all the layers of your dog’s skin have CBD1 and CBD2 receptors. The cannabinoids in CBD use these receptor sites … which help your dog’s body fight cancer cells and promote healing.
This is why CBD salve for dogs work well to treat a tumor directly. For Olivia, using full-spectrum hemp extract directly on the tumor cells … instead of orally … worked best.
An important thing to remember is that a problem on the outside of the body … is often an indicator of a much bigger internal issue.
The skin and fur are the external extensions of internal health. For example, redness on the skin is an indicator of inflammation. This is often a side effect of having a poor gut microbiome or an imbalanced diet.
Simply removing the growth wouldn’t solve the underlying problem. In fact, it may have actually made things worse for Olivia.
The skin was sharing clues of the larger issue Olivia had. A few months after the growths developed, the vet diagnosed her with Cushing’s disease.
Skin issues and excessive panting are both common symptoms of Cushing’s disease. Again, Jennifer turned to full spectrum CBD for help. CBD’s safety reassured her … compared to conventional drugs with dangerous side-effects.
Using CBD Oil To Heal From The Inside Out
“I started Olivia on two doses (37 mg each dose) of full spectrum hemp extract,” says Jennifer. “She took one dose in the morning and one at night because of her Cushing’s. About a month and a half into it, I was able to go down to one dosage a day. I found she was no longer waking up constantly to drink. And she wasn’t needing to pee in the middle of the night, so that’s how I knew that it was working.”
Full spectrum hemp extract works best when you give small, frequent doses. Ideally, dosing CBD every six hours offers consistent support for your dog.
What’s great is that your dog can absorb CBD tincture easily through her gums. Because it can cross the mucosal barrier into the bloodstream, it helps quickly.
CBD Fights Cancer
However, swallowing CBD doesn’t waste its medicinal effects. It’s just not absorbed as effectively as when you place it directly onto the gums.
One of the primary uses of full spectrum hemp extract is to treat cancer and tumors just like Olivia’s.
Research in 2011 concluded that …
“The antiproliferative and apoptotic effects produced by some of these pharmacological probes [CBD] reveal that the endocannabinoid system is a promising new target for the development of novel chemotherapeutics to treat cancer.”
Another study published in 2018 found that CBD stopped cancer cell growth in mice. It also prevented future cancerous growths in mice. The conclusion of this study was that CBD could be a viable option to treat cancer in both humans and animals.
Using a CBD salve for dogs will help stop growths from getting bigger and spreading. Growths will also die and shrink because CBD can kill the cancer cells directly.
For extra cancer support, use CBD both internally as a tincture and externally as salve or cream. Remember to feed a fresh raw diet … and help your dog detox as well.
CBD For Overall Health
And back to Miss Olivia’s success … the CBD also reduced overall inflammation in her body. Jennifer noticed an improvement in Olivia’s liver enzymes and Cushing’s disease. So now, she has made it her mission to share CBD with as many pet owners as possible.
You can listen to the interview with Angela Ardolino and Olivia’s owner, Jennifer, on It’s a Dog’s Life on Cannabis Radio.