Animal Wellness with Dr. Josie Beug

Posted on May 12th, 2020 to Education

Animal Wellness with Dr. Josie Beug

This week’s episode of “It’s A Dog’s Life” was very important to me.

Why?

I’ve been trying to get the amazing Dr. Josie Beug on my show since it started. Due to the world right now, both our busy schedules have finally given us the opportunity to do it!

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About Dr. Josie

Dr. Josie

Even though Dr. Josie went on to study at Vetnarianian school – she wanted to learn the natural and holistic alternatives to pet healing.

She first received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. After that, she began her journey working for humane societies, animal shelters, and veterinary clinics being anything from the technician to an adoption counselor.

Dr. Josie quickly came to realize her love for holistic healing throughout those 5 years after graduation and knew what she wanted to do!

“I walked into Veterinary School knowing I wanted to redesign my methods holistically.” 

After then receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin – she worked for the Clinical Pathology Laboratory. Plus, she was president of the student chapter of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association for 3 years! This really gave her the opportunity to study alternative healing practices.

After moving to Flordia, she started her relief practice. While completing advanced studies in the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine – she also did relief work for 30+ practices in South Florida.

Now, with her own house call practice, creating her own herbal tinctures to shamanic practices – Dr. Josie is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

The power of acupuncture

Just like us, our dogs experience the same pain from injuries. And just like us, there are natural treatments, like acupuncture, to treat these injuries.

Acupuncture can help with pain and dysfunction in most people and animals.

Dr. Josie’s first acupuncture experience or treatment was one for the books!

“After talking to this very kind couple with a back dog, I went to there house and their dog was laying on its side – couldn’t even lift his head. The dog was having issues breathing, and I hate to say it, was dying right then and there. Even though this was just the beginning of my acupuncture practice, I gave it a shot.

When I started putting the needles in – I told the couple they need to call me first thing tomorrow after this treatment and if your dog is not looking better, walking around, etc. We might need to make a difficult decision.

So, the next morning, they called and I went over to the house. Before I even left my car, the couple opened their front door and the dog came running outside! It was amazing! I feel in love with acupuncture.”

Adding CBD

“I put almost every single one of my patients on CBD.”

Acupuncture and Medical Cannabis have very similar attributes that help both us and our pets with their pain, the immune system, inflammation, and so much more!

So when Dr. Josie gets a dog or pet with an auto-immune disease, cancer, arthritis, or just an elderly dog that needs help – CBD is her answer along with other holistic practices like acupuncture.

Learn more about the hemp plant and CBD >>

The Five Elements

The five elements came from Chinese medicine years ago that reflect a very deep understanding of natural law. The five elements are:

  1. Fire
  2. Earth
  3. Metal
  4. Water
  5. Wood

These five elements have to do with everything around us – the air you breathe, the chair you’re sitting on, etc.

And Dr. Josie uses these five elements in her healing process.

Learn more about The Five Elements >>

Mindset vs. Disease

Dr. Josie argues our mental health and mindset reflect our overall health and I couldn’t agree anymore. This statement also goes for our pets.

Stress, anxiety, you name it – can cause physical health problems in us and our pets. This is why it’s so important to take care of all our mental health and be proactive versus reactive.

There are so many natural ways to help our stress and anxiety without going to conventional medicine.

For example, during this hard time in the world – our pets are stressed too!

Dealing with your pet’s stress

Here are a few tips and tricks to help your pets stress:

  1. Don’t show them your stress – they know and get stressed as well
  2. Give them their time
  3. Give them their space
  4. Safe and pure essential oils are great
  5. Calming Full Spectrum CBD Oil

 

 

Angela

About Angela Ardolino

Angela Ardolino is passionate about animals and has dedicated her life to providing all-natural relief to pets of all ages and breeds. Ardolino has worked with animals for over 20 years and operates Fire Flake Farm, a rescue farm in Lutz, FL. A medical cannabis expert, Ardolino holds a degree in the therapeutic uses of cannabis from the University of Vermont School of Medicine and is the founder of CBD Dog Health. Combining her background in broadcast journalism and her passion for pets, Ardolino is the host of a pet-centric podcast, “It’s a Dog’s Life” on Cannabis Radio. Additionally, she is the owner of Beautify the Beast, a natural pet salon and spa. Ardolino cares for anywhere from 5 to 20 dogs, 9 geese, 12 chickens, 12 ducks, 2 rabbits, and 1 pig at any given time on her farm. Visit www.AngelaArdolino.com and www.CBDDogHealth.com to learn more.

 

 

 

Josie Beug

Dr. Josie Beug first received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. After that, she began her journey working for humane societies, animal shelters, and veterinary clinics being anything from the technician to an adoption counselor. After then receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin – she worked for the Clinical Pathology Laboratory. Plus, she was president of the student chapter of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association for 3 years! This really gave her the opportunity to study alternative healing practices. After moving to Flordia, she started her relief practice. While completing advanced studies in the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine – she also did relief work for 30+ practices in South Florida. Now, with her own house call practice, creating her own herbal tinctures to shamanic practices – Dr. Josie is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

 

Angela Ardolino

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