Speeding up Recovery for Your Dog with Dr. Lisa Mason on Your Natural Dog Podcast

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Just like humans can benefit from physical therapy after an injury or surgery, dogs can benefit from rehabilitation too. Dr. Lisa Mason is the founder and managing veterinarian for Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation, and in this episode, she talks about the benefits of holistic treatment and physical therapy for dogs dealing with cancer, aging, torn muscles, and more. She also shares some practical steps that dog owners can take to help prevent injury and disease as their animals age. 

Episode Recap:

  • When Dr. Lisa Mason was dealing with a debilitating illness, CBD was a huge help (2:33)
  • Chinese medicine can produce amazing results for dogs with cancer (8:04)
  • Dogs often need rehabilitation after an injury or procedure (15:38)
  • How to be proactive about helping your aging pets (20:39)
  • Focus on keeping your pet active and mentally stimulated (20:39)
  • Can water therapy help my pug? (27:23)



About Angela Ardolino

Angela Ardolino Author PhotoAngela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. She operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. In addition, she owns Beautify the Beast,  a natural pet salon and shop. Moreover, Angela got her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine. Next, she founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets. 

Accordingly, she uses Full Spectrum Hemp Extract on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela has five dogs. Odie a 12-year-old mini-schnauzer, Nina an 8-year-old Doberman. Jolene a 7-year-old mutt, Maza a 7-year-old mutt, and Rhemi an 8-year-old poodle. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.

About Dr. Lisa Mason

Dr Lisa Mason on Your Natural Dog PodcastDr. Lisa Mason is the founder and managing veterinarian at Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation in Deland, FL. Her passion for rehabilitation grew out of her desire to help senior pets move easier with less pain to allow owners more time with their aging pets. She grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga and went to Emory University for her undergraduate degree. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She went on to attend the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and Chi Institute with certificates as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and Veterinary Acupuncturist, respectively. She moved to Florida in 2013 to begin working at FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital in Deland, Fl as an integrative, rehabilitation, and exotics veterinarian. 

In July 2018, she opened Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation, a stand-alone veterinary rehabilitation facility.  She treats a variety of conditions including: pain, osteoarthritis, soft tissue sprains and strains, post-surgical rehabilitation, conservative management of injuries, neurological disorders, and sports evaluations. In 2020, she completed the course work to become a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner to better understand and apply a multimodal approach to pain management in her patients. In 2021, Dr. Mason and the team joined in the VROMP partnership.  The nation’s first veterinary rehabilitation partnership group.  Dr. Mason enjoys spending time with her family and pack of animals, as well as running, cycling, and spending time on the beach.