Monday, September 26, 2016

Presidential Election Debate Jitters?

In honor of tonight's election debate, we are offering a coupon code to help you save on the cost of your pet's supplements.  Use coupon code: five today 9/26/2016 and save $5 off orders over $50.  If your order is over $125, you will receive $5 off + reduced shipping.  Hurry!  Coupon is valid through tonight 9/26/2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Microchip Reunites Therapy Dog With His Owner


Microchips really work!  This therapy dog was stolen from a woman with special needs in Colorado.  This St. Bernard turned up at a shelter five years later in Missouri.  A microchip identified the owner and they have now been reunited.  Microchips save lives!  Click here to read entire story. 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bloodhound Finishes Half Marathon To Her Owner's Surprise



Love this story ...Has your pet ever surprised you with new talents you didn't know before? Last winter, Ludivine, a bloodhound, decided to join the Elkmont Half Marathon in Alabama to the surprise of her owner.  Ludivine lives on a farm near the starting line for the race and decided to investigate all the commotion. As the gun sounded, to start the race, she took off with the other racers and ran the entire 13.1 miles and finished 7thOf course she had a couple of stops, sniffing some road kill and taking a dip and drink from a nearby pond. There is talk of next year’s race being called the Hounddog Half with special recognition for 7th place. What a wonderful surprise for Ludivine's owner!  For the whole story as told to Runner's World click here

What wonderful ways has your pet surprised you?  Email us at askariel1@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Is Your Pet Overweight?


 

Is your pet overweight or obese?
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), an estimated 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are indeed overweight or obese. Obesity can lead to an array of medical issues and addressing the issue, sooner rather than later, can have a huge impact for your pet.

PRIMARY RISKS OF EXCESS WEIGHT IN PETS  
Osteoarthritis
Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Heart and Respiratory Disease
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
Kidney Disease
Many Forms of Cancer
Decreased life expectancy (up to 2.5 years)


How do I know if my pet needs to lose weight?
Here are a couple of tests you can do at home. You can also visit APOP's website, or speak to your veterinarian to determine your pet’s ideal weight.
  • Run your hands across the chest of the dog or cat. You should always be able to feel their ribs but not see them. There should never be a layer of fat over the ribs.
  • Look at the standing dog or cat from a bird's eye view. They should have what looks like a waist that tucks in right in front of the hips
 
Susan Davis, our Ask Ariel nutritionist, gives these tips to get pets back into shape:
Control portions. Look at everything you are feeding your pet -- pet food, treats and human food -- and reduce the amount. Use proper measuring tools. Also, food packages will recommend portions by weight ranges. Use the weight range of the overweight pet's ideal weight, not its current weight. And use the lowest suggested amount for that range. For example, if the manufacturer recommends two to three cups for dogs over 30 pounds, give the dog two cups.

• Control quality. Don't feed your pet human junk food like pizza or sweets such as baked goods, ice cream or cookies. Home-prepared meals using fresh ingredients are acceptable, Davis says. Wholesome items such as brown rice, fresh lean meats and carrots are recommended. Be sure to avoid the human foods that can be toxic to cats and dogs: grapes/raisins, mushrooms, chocolate and coffee. Tomatoes and garlic can also be toxic for cats.

• Increase exercise. Get into the habit of walking your dog every day. Getting outdoors is good for a pet's emotional health, too, giving it a chance to make social contact and find out what is going on in the neighborhood. Most dogs love to play fetch and some love to swim. Cats can stay active indoors by actively playing with their toys and “hunting” for food.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

We Say Goodbye To Tally

Tally
We received sad news that Tally, a long time furry client, passed away. He was a Beagle/Golden Retriever mix that had a diagnosis of anal gland cancer in 2011.  He also had a lifelong issue with IBS and later liver disease. His owner, Michelle, shared these thoughts with us.
"Tally has passed on after a huge decline in health during his last week of life.  Tally was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 11. While several people thought I should put him down, I would never do that without a fight.....this is when I discovered Ask Ariel.  Susan Blake Davis recommended a diet and supplements that dramatically improved Tally's quality of life that allowed him to beat the odds and live an additional 5-1/2 years to the age of almost 16. Susan Blake Davis is gifted and amazing!  Up until 2 weeks before Tally passed on, he was doing fast runs around the house. I will be forever thankful for Ask Ariel."
Michelle, Pennsylvania 2016

Tally’s supplements included:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dog Gallbladder Mucocele Problems Get Better With Supplements



"I wanted to share with you that last year Miss Ladybug was diagnosed with a possible Gallbladder Mucocele and the vet put her on Ursodiol but it made her very sick, so instead she has been taking the Liver & Gallbladder Supplement, Power Probiotics, and Lypozyme everyday faithfully. We just had another ultrasound check and this time they said everything looks good, that they wouldn’t even say that it's a Mucocele anymore - it just looks like a gallbladder and hasn't gotten bigger. Her blood work was also wonderful - kidneys and liver (everything actually) were in range. Not bad for a 13 year old puppy mill rescue :) They did find a little irritation in the intestines that they feel could be IBD so I knew right away that I would be getting your Soothing Digestive Relief formula this time too. Thank you so much for your amazing products because I truly believe they have extended my baby's life!"

Marissa M. Colorado 2016

Symptoms of A Gallbladder Mucocele

Watch for signs such as:
  • decreased appetite
  • anorexia
  • lethargy
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • a yellowish tinge to the skin or gums
  • abdominal pain 
 Be sure to contact your veterinarian right away if you notice any of these symptoms.  Gallbladder problems  can be improved with diet and supplements. 


Friday, September 16, 2016

Answers to Common Dog Questions and Cat Questions

Get Smart About Your Pet's Nutrition!

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Wondering what to feed your dog or cat? What's the best way to feed your cat or dog? Foods to avoid if your pet has a particular health condition? Learn more about how to keep your pet happy and healthy with our nutrition articles.