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Portfolio: Selected Writing Pieces

Selected Articles, Columns, and Books

I have published hundreds of articles, but you will find those I am most proud of below. If you would like to read more, contact me and I will be happy to send a more comprehensive list.

Rocket Animal Heath

A Complete Guide to Your Dog’s Endocannabinid System

Is CBD Safe for Dogs? Research Answers

Curry and Your Best Friend: Turmeric for Dogs

NSAIDs for Dogs: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

How to Choose a Long-Term Anti-Inflammatory for Dogs

A Complete Guide to Physical Therapy for Dogs

The 10 Most Common Health Problems

Can a Dog Get Too Much Glucosamine and Chondroiton?

Benefits of CBD for Seizures

3 Natural Treatments for Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs

5- Research Backed Benefits of Eggshell Membrane

Supplemental CBD for Dogs with Cushing’s

6 Benefits of CBD for Older Dogs

The Best CBD for Dogs with Car Anxiety

Can CBD Improve Your Dog’s Dental Health?

6 Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog

How Do Dogs Age in Human Years?

Dog Cancer Blog/ Maui Media Publishing

Should My Dog with Cancer Still Exercise?

Reducing Anxiety in Dogs with Cancer

10 Safe Treats for Dogs with Cancer

Is Your Dog Eating Grass, Vomiting, and Getting Sick?

Are Obese Dogs at a Higher Risk for Cancer?

Is Sunshine Bad for Dogs with Cancer?

Nutrient-Dense Foods and the Dog Cancer Diet

Improving Life Quality with Hospice for Dogs

Play Dates for Dogs with Cancer

Your Dog Cancer Journal

Memories of Paws: My Dog with Cancer

Isn’t Garlic Bad for Dogs?

Lavender Oil for Dogs

Pet Insurance for Dogs with Cancer

Real Dog Box

9 Sources of Natural Glucosamine

What are Aflatoxins in Dog Food?

The Ancestral Diet

Hidden Sugar in Kibble

Turmeric and Cancer

What Are Aflatoxins in Dog Food?

Bladder Stones and Organ Meats

How Soon Does Fish Oil Oxidize? What Other Options Are There?

Salmonella in Pet Food Versus Human Food

The Role of Fiber

The Role of Fat in Your Dog’s Diet

Milk Thistle Magic

The Role of Sodium in Your Dog’s Diet

What Does Protein Deficiency Look Like in Your Dog?

What Does Bioavailability Mean?

What to Feed My Dog Who Had Kidney Stones

How Strong is My Dog’s Stomach?

What is Quercetin?


The History of Dog’s Diet and How it Evolved with Ours

The Value of Water

Adding Wild Game to Your Dog’s Bowl

Do Dogs Need Carbs for Survival?

What is the Maillard Reaction in Dog Food?

Kibble and Cancer in Dogs

What are Heterocyclic Amines and Why Are they Bad?

Worst Foods for Dogs with Cancer

What Does Complete and Balanced Actually Mean?

Should I Use AAFCO or NFC Recommendations When Formulating a Raw Diet?

How Kibble is Made

How Much Hidden Sugar is in Kibble?

How Luteolin Affects Dog Cancer

Fatty Acids Effect on Dog Cancer

What Herbs Can I Give my Dog with Cancer?

Bone Broth: Give Your Dog with Cancer an Immune Boost

13 Natural Flea and Tick Preventatives

Can Dogs with Cancer Eat Red Meat?

Medicinal Mushrooms for Dogs with Cancer

Feeding Ginger to Your Dog with Cancer

Raw Feeding for Puppies

….more available at and Canine.Care

Full Bucket Health

Body Condition Score

S. Boullardi for Dogs

A Complete Guide to Autoimmune Disease in Dogs

Three Reasons to Use S. Boullardii for Dogs

How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Dogs

The Benefits of Using S. Boulardii for Cats

Can Probiotics Help Ear Infections?

How Probiotics Can Influence Dog Behavior

CBD Dog Health/ Angela Ardolino/ Cannabis Specialization (many more articles were ghostwritten)

What’s an Endocannabinoid System and Why’s it Important?

What is Holistic Pet Care?

Is CBD Safe for Puppies?

Where’s the Research? Helping Our Animals

CBD for Aggression in Dogs

Is Obesity Connected to Canine Cancer?

Does CBD Prevent Depression in Pets?

The Holistic Canine (

Conventional Versus Holistic Dog Lifestyle

Cell Suicide and Dog Cancer

Melatonin and Cancer in Dogs

Why Should Dogs Eat Organ Meat?

What is Apoptosis and Why is it Important?

I’m a Canine Behaviorist… and These Are My 8 Favorite Training Treats

7 Surprising Ways Your Dog Says ‘I’m Stressed’

My Dog Bit Me. What Do I Do Now? 

Aggressive, Stable, Confident: How to Test Your Dog’s Temperament CoFounder

The Cost of Labradoodles

Bernedoodle vs Sheepadoodle

Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle


Jumping the Crate Training Hurdles

Introducing Your New Dog to Your Home

4 Steps to Successful Leash Walking

Can CBD Help My Dog with Cancer?

CBD Oil and Your Dog’s Anxiety

6 Steps to Potty Training Your Puppy

How Could CBD Help My Dog’s Arthritis?

CBD Oil and Seizures

Dogs Make Us Healthier

Steps to Prevent Excitement Urination

Jumping the Crate Training Hurdles

PetFirst Pet Insurance (Ghostwriter)

What is Syringomyelia?

Retinal Detachment in Dogs

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dog’s Tongue

Signs and Symptoms of Ulcers in Your Dog

Pet Insurance and Cancer

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

International Pooper Scooper Week

PetPremium Pet Insurance

Wet or Dry Dog Food: What is Best?

Nutritional Requirements for Dogs

Puppy Mouthing and Biting

Misconceptions of Pit Bulls

Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby

Clicker Training for Puppies

Litter Box Training: Medical Issues

Car Sickness in Dogs

Search and Rescue Training

Dog Training Tools

How to Introduce a Kitten to a Dog

K-9 Dog Training

The Best Dog Training Tips

Jamestown Post-Journal

Reducing Your Dog’s Cancer Risk

Dogs Can Detect Cancer

How to Know When it’s Time for My Dog to Let Go?

Treat Your Dog to One of These Healthy, Homemade Snacks

My Dog’s Adventures: Lets Go Hiking!

Considered Best Friends, Dogs Often Touch the Lives of Many People

Can Your Dog Detect Paranormal Activity in the Home? 

Dogs Can Enjoy Pumpkins Too

Don’t Skip the Importance of Your Dog’s Dental Health

Check Labels on Your Pet’s Commercial Dog Food

Don’t Worry if Your Dog Gets Ridiculously Excited

Just like Emotions, Dogs Know Our Every Move

Start Implementing Doga into Your Dog’s Routine

How to Prevent Your Dog From Chewing

The How, Why, and What You Should Do For Doggy Boredom

Obesity May Damage Dogs’ Organs

Look Beyond Fur Color When Adopting a Dog

No Bones About it; Some Bones are Dangerous for Your Dog

Introducing Your Puppy to New Sights, Smells, and Sounds

Behavior Based on Many Factors

Snuffle Mat May be Key to Your Dog’s Boredom

Dogs Can Sense When People are Stressed

Flowers Can Be Toxic for Your Dog

Be Careful When You Let Your Dog Swim in Lake Erie

Controversy Surrounds Dog Vaccines

Crickets are a Good Source of Protein for Your Dog

Hemangiosarcoma is Extremely Aggressive

Treat Your Dog Like She’s Family

PetKey (ghostwriter)

34 Ways to Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week with Your Dog

PetKey and Heartland Canines for Veterans: Making a Difference

Microchip Your Pet: Your Questions Answered

6 Ways Your Dog Says ‘I Love You’

What is a Microchip… and Why’s it Important?

Adopt a Black Dog, Save a Life

My Puppy Needs to Sleep… So Do I!

My Puppy Needs Her Vaccinations but I’m Worried

What is Holistic Pet Care?

Let’s Talk in Cat Language

Know the Stats: Lost Pet Prevention Month

Your Cat’s Litterbox Problems: Lets Solve Them

Tips for Bringing Your New Kitty Home

Is Your Cat a ‘Scratcher?’

20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dogs or Cats

What You Didn’t Know About Dog Training Treats

Fun Winter Adventures for Max

Teach Your Dog to Stay in 5 Steps

Zen Dogs and Cool Cats (built from ground up- ghostwriter)

Welcome to Zen Dogs and Cool Cats Blog

What Does CBD Oil Help With?

CBD Product Highlight: Zen Bites

The Feature Product: Zen Dogs and Cool Cats CBD Oil

3 Christmas Plants Your Kitty Cannot Handle

How to Meditate with Your Dog

3 Reasons to Meditate with Your Pet

Is Rawhide a Dangerous Christmas Present?

Valerio Paws (built from ground up)

Cats, Neuropathy, and Hemp Oil

Does Hemp Oil Reduce Depression in Cats?

From Dull to Shine: Hemp Oil Effects on Skin and Coat in Dogs

Can Hemp Oil Help My Cat’s Asthma? 

Cats, Hemp Oil, and IBS

Benefits of Hemp Oil for Your Kitty

Why We Include Chamomile in Our Soft Chews: The Many Benefits

The Honest Truth About Palm Fruit Oil

Love To Know

Parvo Risks in Adult Dogs

Pet Safe Cleaners: Keep Your Dog Healthy & Your House Clean

Are Mixed Breed Dogs Healthier Than Purebreds?

6 Reasons Dogs Can Have a Fishy Smell & How to Fix It

Canine Constipation and What to Do About It

Autism in Dogs

Low Energy in Dogs

Symptoms of Dog Poisoning

Treats for Dogs with Bladder Stones

5 Signs of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs

Why Does My Dog Follow Me Everywhere?

How to Puppy Proof Your House Inside and Out

30 Herding Breeds

How to Find and Choose a Pitbull Breeder

18 Breeds Known for their Strong Bite

Common Vizsla Breed Traits

11 Breeds with Striking Blue Eyes

First 5 Signs of Dog Pregnancy

Strategies to Stop Your Dog from Eating Cat Poop

Blood and Mucous in Dog Stools

Heartworm Medication Overdose

Understanding Dominant Puppy Behavior

What Does it Mean if My Dog is Breathing Fast?

Symptoms Throughout Dog Pregnancy

Expert Advice for Your Over-Exercised Dog

How to Recognize a Dying Dog

Is Your Dog in Pain?

Signs a Dog Has a Hard Time Recovering from a Seizure

How to Tell When a Puppy is Full-Grown

Issues and Remedies for Your Dog’s Anal Glands

Key Puppy Stages Every Pet Owner Should Know

Guide to Ozone Therapy for Dogs

Common Pitbull Myths vs Facts

What is a Purebred Dog?

What to Know About Traveling Internationally with Your Dog

How to Make My Dog a Service Dog

How to Adopt a Retired Service Dog

How Much Does a Service Dog Cost?

Heart-Wrenching Facts and Statistics About Puppy Mills

Are Lyft and Uber Pet-Friendly?

7 Of the Cutest Small Animals and Why We Go Squee

Do Dogs Say Goodbye Before They Die?

Dogs and Pancreatitis: A Dog Mom’s Story

Dog Behavior Blog

e-Book: Canine Intelligence 101

How to Talk to a Nervous Dog

Can My Dog Be a Blood Donor?

I’m Hesitant to Hire a Pet Sitter, But I Need to Work

Are You Afraid to Cut Your Dog’s Nails?

Full-Time Friends

Five Ways to Overcome Obstacles and Become a Leader

Drake Dog Cancer Foundation

Cooling Proteins for Dogs with Allergies

How to Detox Your Dog from Vaccines

Aflatoxins in Dog Food

GMOs in Dog Food

Why are Purebred Dogs More Likely to Get Cancer?

4 Methods for Reducing Anxiety for Dogs with Cancer

What CBD is Best for Dogs?

What’s Healthy Poop Look Like?

The Facts on Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

The Benefits of Ginger for Dogs with Cancer

KetoPet Sanctuary and the Ketogenic Diet

When to Give Your Dog Digestive Enzymes

What is the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study?

How to Manage a Dog Ear Hematoma Naturally

Garlic for Dogs with Cancer

Dog Cancer Blood Test

The Scary Truth About Kibble

Get Rid of Worms Naturally

Laverdia for Dogs

Benefits of Marshmallow Root for Dogs

The Alternative to Traditional Learning

Your Dog and COVID-19

How Walt Disney Failed Forward

Top 15 Traits of Female Entrepreneurs

Published Books with Barnes & Noble & Amazon

Dog Talk

Dog Talk: The Full Edition

She Chose Me

Available Canine Courses

In addition to writing articles/blogging, I am available to develop and teach courses. The courses below are currently running and available (and, taught by yours truly!):

CBCC-KA Exam Study Course: Ethology, Body Language, and Observational Skills

The Full Spectrum Approach to Canine Cancer Care

Drake Dog Cancer Academy

FeedReal Pet Parent Nutrition Course

Amber L. Drake is a proud Professional Member of the Dog Writers Association of America, Association of Drugless Practitioners, and other homeopathic/holistic organizations.

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