Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Friday, January 13, 2017
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Stages of Pillow Paw
Stage 2: Pads will eventually become purple and appear bruised.
Stage 3: The pads become increasingly mushy and your cat will begin to “favor” the affected paws.(often more than one paw is inflamed)
Stage 4: Sores will develop and in severe cases may split open
Several products have been especially effective in helping cats with Pillow foot and other autoimmune diseases such as stomatitis. Immune Harmony, Quentans, Power Probiotic and Notatum work synergistically together, helping to calm down inflammation naturally. Generally over a few months time, pet owners start to see real improvements in their cat's overall demeanor and a slowing in the progression of the disease. Controlling the frequency and the level of flareups can transform a cat's quality of life.
The Power Probiotic is a multi-strain formula that many cats like the taste of (yeah!). It can be sprinkled in food or some cats like to eat it by itself. The Power Probiotic promotes the growth of friendly bacteria throughout the intestinal tract. Why is this important? The majority of your cat's immune system resides in the intestinal tract.
Quentans and Notatum--Great things come in small bottles! These drops are easy to administer and work exceptionally well together. Notatum is a basic formula for fighting infection while Quentans is especially helpful for viruses. When used together, they seem to control the incidence of infections such as URIs, UTIs, redness and soreness associated with inflammation.
Diet For Cats With Pillow Foot And Other Autoimmune Diseases
Diet can also play an important role in supporting your cat’s immune system too. Even "healthy or organic" premium brands can be problematic if they contain ingredients which can cause inflammation, thereby flaring up the autoimmune disease. The wrong food can be a trigger that causes a flare up of symptoms. Food allergies and intolerances are the single biggest trigger for autoimmune conditions. A cat doesn't have to be sneezing or vomitting to have a food intolerance. The food may be causing inflammation and in the early stages, you may not make any connection that the flareups are connected to the food. Some common food allergens in cats: fish, poultry, grains, soy and dairy. Dry kibble can be a problem because the foods are very high in carbohydrates which turn to sugar. Cats are carnivores and feeding them as clean and natural a diet will go a long way to helping control Pillow Foot.
Ask Ariel is dedicated to helping pets with autoimmune conditions. If you place an order for the products, include your cat's diet on the order form at checkout. Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis will include a diet suggestion on the packing slip based on your cat's special needs. Susan offered inperson consultations at VCA hospitals in Southern California for over 10 years and uses the knowledge she gained to help pets nationwide.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Pet obesity can lead to many health concerns including: joint pain, digestive system issues, and undue stress to their heart and lungs. Unfortunately the majority of pets are overweight. Some factors contribute to their pet's obesity---feeding too many carbohydrates in food, not getting enough exercise, free feeding and "overtreating" our pets. When a pet has too many carbohydrates in the diet, just like with people, they feel overly hungry. Their insulin spikes from the carbs. To help your pet feel less hungry, you can add more fiber (e.g. vegetables such as green beans and pumpkin) and be sure you are feeding a high protein diet. Dry kibble is very high in carbohydrates so choosing a canned or raw frozen diet and mixing with plenty of vegetables will help. If possible, try to feed your pet a mid-day meal as it is easy to feel famished by the end of the day. Avoid free feeding. Feed pets regular meals to prevent overfeeding. Finally, we all love to spoil our pets, but the best way to keep your pet fit and trim is to use the treats after exercising and keep a designated amount per day in a little bag so that you know when you reach the limit. Food isn't the only way to spoil your pet. A big hug, a nice walk and a little extra attention seem to work quite well too!
Visit www.AskAriel.comhttp://www.askariel.com/dog-health-questions-s/1924.htm for more information about the best diets to feed your pet!
Friday, January 6, 2017
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Does your pet have hepatic microvascular dysplasia, elevated liver enzymes, liver shunt or a liver disorder? Would you like assistance selecting find the right diet and supplements for your pet? Email the experts at email@example.com for assistance.
Liver disorders can appear at an early age in pets due to congenital reasons (e.g. liver shunt) or later in life (e.g. gallbladder issues and/or elevated liver enzymes). Regardless, pets with liver disorders need a special diet. The diet should be low in fat, reduced protein, high in fiber and hypoallergenic (pets with liver disease can be itchy and especially sensitive to allergens since their liver is working overtime). Adding vegetables such as carrots, green beans and broccoli can be helpful. Also, using diets made with yams vs. grains is also recommended.
• metabolism of fats, protein and carbohydrates
• filtering harmful substances from the blood (e.g. toxins and/or medications)
• storage of vitamins and minerals
• production of bile which aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients
• glycogen storage (involved in blood sugar regulation) and hormone conversion and regulation
• synthesis of important proteins such as albumin and clotting factors
• red blood cell maintenance, in conjunction with the spleen
Due to it's many functions, your cat or dog's liver is highly susceptible to damage. Fortunately, liver disease is a condition that can be well managed, and with proper nutrition and liver support supplements, healthy liver cells can be regenerated. Liver disorders are a type of health condition where pets seem to respond exceptionally well to holistic care. Click here to learn more about elevated liver enzymes and understanding your pet's laboratory tests.
Diet For Pets With Liver Conditions
If you include your pet's diet on the order form at checkout, AskAriel will provide a FREE diet suggestion for your pet on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.
|12 Year Old Sprocket Is Still Going Strong|
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This 2017 Rose Parade float is magnificent but what is even more remarkable is the attention it is getting for Lucy Pet Foundation. The float was paid for by Joey Herrick, co-founder and former President of Natural Balance Pet Foods and founder of Lucy Pet Foundation. The foundation is a charity that pays for free mobile spay and neuter services. The goal of the Lucy Pet Foundation is to have spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinics in every major city in the country. Why is this important? In the US, over 4 million pets are euthanized each year in animal shelters alone. Spaying and neutering is a huge step toward reducing euthanasia rates. We applaud Joey Herrick and the Lucy Pet Foundation for this wonderful float and bringing to light the euthanasia rates in animal shelters. We hope more families will take advantage of their free mobile spay and neuter services and please donate to support such a wonderful cause!
www.AskAriel.com is dedicated to supporting rescue animals. Rescued shelter pets often need a little extra veterinary support and pet nutrition at first. If you have a rescue pet, please see our articles about pet nutrition.