Sunday, June 25, 2017

Urgent: Volunteers Needed - LA Animal Services


The Los Angeles Animal Shelters need your help!  YOU can make that life-saving difference by fostering for four days or more or adopting in advance of July 4thUnfortunately many pet owners leave their pets outside on July4th and the loud sounds of the fireworks terrify the animals who run in fear.  Many can't find their way home and end up at the municipal shelters.  Over the last three years, the Los Angeles shelters took in over 1,000 animals each year between July 2 and July 6. These pets are counting on us to help reunite them with their families, but often this takes time and that is where your help is needed.  Thus, municipal shelters sadly become a death zone as many animals become euthanized since there is nowhere to put them!  More animals are euthanized during the July 4th holiday period than any other time of the year.  What's worse, is summer overall is the worst time at the shelters as people often go on vacation and decide to relinquish their pet to avoid having to pay for boarding......again, causing the shelters to have a huge influx of animals.

The LA shelter has wonderful dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and sizes waiting to be your temporary companion or best friend forever.   When you offer to temporarily foster, you are saving two lives, the pet you are caring for and the pet who was given a space at the shelter.

To volunteer to foster, print your application at LAAnimalServices.com/foster or go to the Los Angeles Animal Shelter nearest you and ask for a Foster Volunteer application.  Take your completed form to the shelter nearest you.  You can also view some of the wonderful dogs and cats that are available for the Foster Program on the LA Animal Services Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/LAAnimalServices   For more information, please call:  (888) 452-7381.  If you don't live in Los Angeles and would like to help homeless pets in your area, please look up the nearest location of an animal shelter near you.  An animal's life is depending upon you!

Locations of LA Animal Services Shelters: 

South LA, Chesterfield Square Shelter

1850 W. 60th St., Los Angeles, 90047
West LA Shelter
11361 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90064
West Valley Shelter
20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, 91311
East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91405
Harbor Shelter
957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, 90731
North Central Shelter
3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, 90031

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Healthy Cats Benefit From Vertical Space

Vertical space gives kitties areas for safety, comfort and fun. Providing your cat with vertical options is essential, especially in a multicat household. Cat trees and furniture address the instinctual needs of cats to climb and seek different heights. It can help relieve any stress your cat can develop from sharing her territory with other pets and people in the home.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Hot Asphalt Warning: Don't Let Your Dog's Paws Get Burned


Summer is heating up and in many parts of the country temperatures are reaching triple digits. With the increased temperatures, your pet faces additional dangers. We often hear about the danger of leaving a pet in a hot car, but many pet owners do not realize the danger of their pet's paws being severely burned from simply walking on hot asphalt. Many dogs love their daily walks and are eager to go, regardless of the conditions, but if you notice them being antsy of refusing to walk, it might be the asphalt is too hot.  A good test is to place your barefoot (or hand) on the asphalt and if you cannot keep it there for 5 seconds it is too hot for your dog. It is also important to remember that it takes hours for the asphalt to cool down, so even if the air temperature has dropped, still check to see if it might be too hot.  Try to walk your dog in the early morning hours, in the shade and on grass (which is cooler). You also might want to consider buying protective booties for their paws.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Diet For Dogs and Cats With Bladder Infections

Is your pet getting frequent UTIs? Symptoms of a urinary tract or bladder infection include: frequent urination, urinating outside the litter box, blood in the urine, excessive water intake, licking at the genitals and accidents in the house.  UTIs are painful and can often be prevented with a change of diet and a few supplements. Pets with recurring UTIs need a high moisture, low carbohydrate diet using a novel protein. Raw frozen diets are very helpful. Dry kibble is high in carbohydrates and food allergens such as poultry can weaken immunity--making your pet more susceptible to getting another infection. To learn more about how to prevent recurring UTIs, please click on this link  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Natural Treatments For Feline Intestinal Lymphoma

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One of the most common forms of cancer in cats is feline lymphoma.   Feline lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the lymphocyte cells and most often affects older cats, but can affect cats of any age.  Feline lymphoma has many different forms and can show up in any part of the body, but the most common form is intestinal (alimentary) lymphoma.  Cats that have had exposure to either feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are at higher risk in developing feline lymphoma. Also, recent studies show a link between regular exposure to tobacco smoke and an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal lymphoma.

Cancer in cats may be hard to detect because cats tend to hide disease well. Young cats may show signs of difficulty breathing as the mass in a young cat is frequently in the chest cavity.  Older cats develop the tumor in their intestines quite commonly.  Symptoms of intestinal lymphoma  can resemble IBD as symptoms include weight loss, malnutrition, diarrhea and vomiting.  If a diagnosis of intestinal lymphoma is determined, treatment often includes a combination of the following: surgery, chemotherapy, steroids, nutritional and supplemental support. 

Cats with intestinal lymphoma can benefit from the digestive support provided in the IBD kit which can improve digestion, absorption and relieve discomfort.  In addtion,  Gastro ULC can also be helpful in soothing an inflamed GI tract and reducing acid.  Oxicell provides important cancer-fighting antioxidants as does Curcumin For Pets.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Natural Treatments For Autoimmune Disease in Dogs and Cats

Autoimmune disease is common in cats and dogs. Pets can have unusual, seemingly unrelated symptoms making it difficult to diagnose. Examples: stomatitis, IBD, Pillow Paw. Steroids are the most common treatment but with an anti-inflammatory, low carb diet and a few supplements, you can greatly improve your pet's well being and reduce the need for steroids. Please click on the link to read our newsletter about natural treatments for autoimmune disease in dogs and cats.

Have a question about your pet?  Email us at support@askariel.com  Please know we cannot provide any veterinary or consultative advice but we will be happy to provide you with articles so that you can make an informed decision about your pet's next steps.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Have a question about your pet?  Send an email to support@askariel.com and our pet nutrition experts will be happy to assist you.  Please know we cannot provide veterinary advice but will be happy to include links to articles about how to treat a variety of pet conditions using natural supplements along with diet changes.

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