Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SAVE a LIFE!!! Rescue Dogs Available For Adoption Saturday April 28, 2012

Come meet Paco, Nikola and Heidi at PETsMART in Aliso Viejo located at 27961 Aliso Creek Road. On Saturday they will be out in front of PETsMART from moon - 4pm. Stop by and say "hello"!

Our newest arrival, "Paco" is an absolutely adorable 3 year old Lhasa Apso / Wire Fox Terrier mix! Paco is incredibly cute and has soft, wiry, chestnut and white fur ~ perfect for cuddling. His beautiful eyes will melt your heart ~ and just look at that gorgeous tail ~ this is one cutie! Paco is a perfect little gentleman ~ very calm and well-behaved. Paco is friendly and nice with other dogs ~ he has a cuddly, affectionate temperament ~ he would make a great companion for your dog. Perfect size for a small dog ~ he weighs just 16 pounds and is fully grown. He is a real cuddler and is very affectionate ~ he would love to cuddle up in your lap. 



 Beautiful "Nikola" is a perfect choice for a fun, companion dog! She has an excellent temperament and is friendly with other dogs ~ she would be a great companion for your dog. Her little face is just precious. One year old Nikola is a fun, happy, playful 45 pound Labrador / Beagle mix who is fully grown. Nikola has short, sleek, soft, black and white fur ~ very easy to groom ~ she is perfect for cuddling. She loves to play with her toys and to go on walks ~ perfect dog for an active household!


Sweet "Heidi" is a beautiful two year old Australian Shepherd / Anatolian Shepherd mix! Heidi is incredibly cute and has long, soft, fluffy white, brown and black fur ~ perfect for cuddling. Her face will melt your heart ~ this is one cutie. Heidi is friendly and nice with other dogs ~ she has a calm, cuddly, affectionate temperament ~ she would make a great companion for your dog. This sweet, gentle dog will fit right into your household ~ very calm and quiet. She loves to ride in the car and is also good on the leash. Perfect size for a large dog ~ she weighs just 50 pounds and is fully grown. She is a real cuddler and is very affectionate.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sutter Has Found His Forever Home!



From Abandoned and Scared To Cherished & Loved: Sutter has found his forever home!

Pictured above is Sutter, a beautiful 2 year old Boxer. Sutter came into the Orange County Shelter as a stray at one year old. At that time, he was adopted out of the shelter and then returned a whole year later. Sutter was very confused and scared. He didn't know why he was back at the very scary shelter. Sutter's fur was very dirty and his skin was very dry. He had very severe ear infections in both his ears. He was a dog that was in a lot of pain. No one wanted to adopt Sutter, because he had been returned back to the shelter. Many dogs got adopted during the time that Sutter was in the shelter, but no one could see what a special dog Sutter was. That is when Ariel Rescue stepped in and adopted Sutter.

Sutter was no longer the overlooked dog. Sutter was given medication for his ear infections. Soon his ears were feeling much better! Sutter was given good food to eat and lots of love from his foster mom and all the Ariel Rescue volunteers. He was given a "beauty bath" and a brand new dog emerged from all that dry, dirty fur. Sutter now had smooth, sleek, shiny fur and was the picture of health. Sutter was now a happy, healthy dog ready to play and have fun! Sutter was adopted by his new "mom" and "dad". Sutter likes to hang out in his new bed, right by the computer where his mom does her work. Sutter brings his toys to his mom, so that she can take a break from work and play with Sutter. Sutter is now the pampered, cherished boxer that he should be. Sutter never has to worry about being overlooked ever again.

Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist promotes and supports the rescue of unwanted cats and dogs in shelters. Please consider adopting your next pet from an animal shelter. Homeless pets of all breeds can be found on http://www.petfinder.com/

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Is your Dog Smelly and Itchy? Yeast Could Be the Culprit


Yeast infections in dogs can cause itching, burning, scratching, skin sores and overall discomfort in your pet. Yeast is a fungus that is normally found in pets and people, but an imbalance in intestinal flora can result in a yeast overgrowth contributing to the following symptoms:

Yeast Overgrowth Symptoms in Pets to Watch For:
•Ear infections or constant scratching at the ears
•Licking at the groin area
•Cheesy odor especially on the paws
•Routine chewing of paws
•Rubbing of the face or mouth
•Scratching and/or skin sores under the armpits
•Blackened skin and/or hair loss

Please note that some pets may display these symptoms due to allergies and/or a bacterial infection, not a yeast infection, so it is important to bring your pet to the veterinarian for a diagnoses.

For yeast overgrowth, it's essential to use veterinary-approved K9 Yeast Defense and Power Probiotic to help your pet get better.

Causes of Yeast Overgrowth
Yeast is an opportunistic pathogen that can overgrow in pets that 1) have been treated with antibiotics or steroids 2) are highly allergic 3) have a weakened immune system or 4) have digestive problems (e.g. IBD). Yeast thrives in warm, moist climates which is why seasonally, some pets may show more yeast infections in the summer months. Many pets with allergies can get into a cycle of developing bacterial infections and then once treated with antibiotics, develop yeast infections.

Diets high in carbohydrates contribute to yeast overgrowth too. Carbohydrates are found in grains such as wheat and corn, fruit, starchy vegetables such as peas and potatoes. If your pet has allergies and you are using a prescription or hypollergenic diet and your pet doesn't get better, yeast could be the culprit. Read the labels to see if one of the first ingredients is brewers rice, corn or peas. Pets with yeast feel better using a low carbohydrate diet with plenty of Amazing Omegas and some low glycemic green vegetables such as green beans.

Natural Treatments for Yeast Overgrowth

If your veterinarian has diagnosed your pet with a yeast infection or your pet has displayed some of the symptoms outlined above, then implementing a hypoallergenic, low carbohydrate diet is key. We have found pets with yeast overgrowth fare better on a raw frozen or canned diet as these foods contain fresh enzymes and "live" food. Dry foods can be harder to digest, can ferment in the bowel and can therefore promote yeast overgrowth.

In addition to dietary changes, a few natural supplements are essential. Ask Ariel has a complete program for resolving yeast infections in pets. Treatments vary for cats and dogs, but using K9 Yeast Defense along with the Power Probiotic (and Notatum for best results) has been found to be very effective in controlling yeast overgrowth. Amazing Omegas is essential to control allergy symptoms such as scratching and itching. Similarly combining AllerEaze with this protocol can be helpful if your dog has seasonal environmental allergies.

Be Prepared: Yeast Thrives In Warm, Moist Weather
Ever notice how your pet seems to get an ear infection in the spring and summer? As the hot weather approaches and pollen becomes abundant, prepare ahead and get your pet started on a natural approach. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dog Saves Puppy From Drowning in the Pool

This is a MUST WATCH video. When her puppy is drowning in the pool, this Momma dog jumps in to save her puppy! Beautiful to watch.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bubbles Has Found Her Forever Home!














From Abandoned and Scared To Cherished & Loved: Bubbles has found her forever home!

Pictured above is Bubbles, a 3 year old Cairn Terrier mix. Bubbles came into the Orange County Shelter as a stray.She was very underweight from not having enough food to eat when she was living on the streets. Her fur was very dry and coarse. Her skin was in very bad condition due to having fleas and very dirty fur. Bubbles spent a month at The Orange County Animal Care Center.Bubbles was very frightened in the shelter and she hid in the back of her kennel. Many dogs got adopted during that time, but no one could see what a special dogBubbles was. That is when Ariel Rescue stepped in and adopted Bubbles.

Bubbles was no longer the overlooked dog. Bubbles was given good food to eat and lots of love from her foster mom and all the Ariel Rescue volunteers. She was given a "beauty bath" and a brand new dog emerged from all that dry, dirty hair. Bubbles now had soft, shiny fur and was the picture of health. Bubbles was a happy, healthy dog ready to play and have fun! Bubbles was adopted by her new "mom". Bubbles' new name is "Sugar" because she gives lots of kisses to her new mom. Her new mom also calls Sugar her "Little Yoda". Sugar is now the pampered, cherished pup that she should be. She never has to worry about being overlooked ever again.

Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist promotes and supports the rescue of unwanted cats and dogs in shelters. Please consider adopting your next pet from an animal shelter. Homeless pets of all breeds can be found on http://www.petfinder.com/

Please click here for more information and products available at Ask Ariel. And don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook!