YND Podcast Episode 16: What to do When you Find a Lump, Bump or Tumor

by Angela Ardolino

Lumps, bumps, or tumors are often a normal part of aging for dogs, so it can be difficult to know when one is serious. In this episode, Dr. PJ Broadfoot shares her perspective on the variety of holistic remedies that can help dogs experience pain relief, longer life, and often better health outcomes than conventional treatments. She also shares some common signs that indicate a tumor might need to be removed, and she reminds pet parents that there’s always a choice to make when your dog is dealing with a health issue.



Episode Recap:

  • We have to advocate for our pets, because vets don’t always know what’s best (2:28)
  • Natural medicines can do everything pharmaceuticals can do and more (6:59)
  • Pharmaceuticals and conventional treatments sometimes make conditions worse (9:49)
  • The immune system does not recognize cancers (14:25)
  • THC is a far safer tool for post-surgery pain relief than opioids (17:43)
  • Signs that a tumor might need to be removed (20:05)
  • As pet parents, we have a choice when our dogs have cancer (24:15)
  • Other natural remedies like deer antler velvet can also help dogs (30:36)


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About Angela Ardolino

Angela Ardolino Author Photo with Odie the Schnauzer
Angela 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. PJ Broadfoot 

Dr. PJ Broadfoot
Dr. Paula Jo (PJ) Broadfoot  graduated from Kansas State in 1981, married her classmate Jeff, and they have 4 children - Brannon, Barrett, Burke, and Brea, and 5 grandchildren. She started her own practice in Van Buren Arkansas in 1982, and developed an interest in complementary medicine, with a very diverse and eclectic collection of therapeutics. PJ served as a veterinary consultant for Heel. Board Member American Society of Bioregulatory Medicine (ASBRM), Registration of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Education (RAIVE)  board member. And has served as an Instructor in the College of Integrative Veterinary Technologies (CIVT) an international online college.  She has also lectured internationally for the Vetri-Science Company. 


She is a member of the AVMA, the Arkansas VMA, and the AHVMA, and has had articles published in the U.S. and Europe, and was interviewed for The Truth About Pet Cancer 2018 online series with Ty Bollinger. She has co-written books, including “Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice”, and “The Efficacy of Velvet Antler in Veterinary Practice”. Her current focus is on promoting wellness in pets.