The Original CrockPET Diet with Dr. Ruth Roberts

For this week’s episode on It’s A Dog’s Life, I sat done with Dr. Ruth Roberts The pet health transformer, an integrative veterinarian with an amazing story to tell.

Her life’s work as an integrative veterinarian and holistic health coach for pets has been one wrought with tales of triumph, tragedy, and tail wagging. But, like most good veterinarians, it began with my deep love for my childhood pets. It almost seemed as though a life spent helping animals was my destined path. While in veterinary school, it became apparent to her that her role as a veterinarian went well beyond checkups and surgeries. Dr. Ruth realized that she was not only a doctor to these pets but their friend and advocate. Our pets cannot speak up for themselves, they can’t tell you what hurts, or what they think is best. And many times, the owner can’t either. Her job has always been to communicate what others have failed and to provide healing with compassion. But her textbook knowledge and many years spent practicing traditional Western veterinary medicine only took me so far until she was hurled into a whirlwind of sickness, learning, healing, and ultimate change.

Several years ago, Dr. Ruth’s own health began to take her for a wild ride. At the same time, her dog Arnold (who was 17 at the time!) was struggling with the discomfort and decline of old age. Western medicine only helped so much, for both of them, and she soon had to let her old friend go. Almost immediately, she decided that she’d had enough of feeling helpless and began pursuing acupuncture and Eastern Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida. This opened up many new avenues for me but most importantly revealed the healing powers of acupuncture, as well as herbal and food therapy. We dive into her story more as well as what she finds beneficial about her practices with The Original CrockPET Diet all today on It’s A Dogs Life!

About Angela Ardolino

Angela Ardolino Schnauzer Odie

Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years and operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. She is also the owner of  Beautify the Beast a natural pet salon and shop. After getting her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, she founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets. Angela has seven 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, Rhemi an 8-year-old poodle, Potato a 15-year-old shih-tzu, and Miss Daisie a 15-year-old black lab, plus 4-10 more at any time she is fostering or boarding. She uses Full Spectrum Hemp Extract on all her pets at her rescue farm every day, and has since 2016. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Veterinary Cannabis Association and has trained hundreds medical doctors and veterinarians about the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals. Visit www.angelaardolino.com for more information.

Dr. Ruth Roberts

It all began with a deep love for her childhood pets. While in veterinary school, it became apparent to her that her role as a veterinarian went well beyond checkups and surgeries. Dr. Ruth realized that she was not only a doctor to these pets but their friend and advocate. Dr. Robert’s textbook knowledge and many years spent practicing traditional Western veterinary medicine only took her so far until she was hurled into a whirlwind of sickness, learning, healing, and ultimate change. At the time, Dr. Robert’s health was taking a turn, so was her dog’s. Her dog Arnold (who was 17 at the time!) was struggling with the discomfort and decline of old age. Western medicine only helped so much, for both of them, and she soon had to let her old friend go. Almost immediately, she decided that she’d had enough of feeling helpless and began pursuing acupuncture and Eastern Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida. This opened up many new avenues for me but most importantly revealed the healing powers of acupuncture, as well as herbal and food therapy. We dive into her story more as well as what she finds beneficial about her practices with The Original CrockPET Diet all today on It’s A Dogs Life!