Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lessons We Can All Learn From Our Pets

Lessons We Can All Learn from Our Pets
  • Unconditional Love-Pets love us unconditionally
  • Honesty-Pets Never lie to us
  • Loyalty-Pets are among the most loyal and faithful creatures on earth
Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone followed the example of our pets?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Is Your Dog Always Starved? How To Help Your Ravenous Dog Feel More Satiated

Does your pet act STARVED all the time? Always looking for food? While a good appetite is a sign of a healthy pet, never feeling satisfied can also be indicative of a diet that is too high in carbohydrates. Say what? To keep costs down, most pet foods use fillers such as potatoes, rice, grains and legumes. This is especially true in dry dog food. Ever eat just cereal or a pastry for breakfast and find you are starved an hour later? Same concept. Diets high in carbohydrates cause your pet's insulin to spike causing a drop in blood sugar which creates excess hunger. Insulin spikes lead to excess hunger and excess eating which contributes to obesity. Protein on the other hand is more stabilizing and keeps your pet's blood sugar regulated.

Here are three tips to help keep your pet feel more satisfied:

1) Add green vegetables to meals. You can purée them for small or finicky pets. Green vegetables are low glycemic fiber which helps your pet feel more full and helps regulate blood sugar.

2) Feed at least two regularly scheduled meals each day. If possible give your pet some treats or a small lunch.

3) Increase the protein in your pet's diet. Look at the label on your pet's food. If it's dry food, then your pet may be getting too many carbs and not enough protein. Be sure to add some high quality grain-free canned food or ideally raw frozen food. Limit or eliminate dry kibble if possible. Freeze dried raw food is also high in protein and a little goes a long way.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Treatments For Pillow Paw Disease

 Cats rely on their paws to help them move, jump and maintain balance. So when the pads of their paws became sore and painful, it can greatly affect their mobility. Pillow Pad Disease, also referred to as Pillow Paw is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the cat's paw pads. The paw pads can become inflamed, discolored, mushy and even crack open. Left untreated, cats can become lame. If your cat has been diagnosed with Pillow Paw, there is hope and help. 

 Like an other autoimmune disease, Pillow Paw is an inflammatory condition where the cat's immune cells are attacking itself. Feeding your cat a low-carbohydrate, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic diet, along with medications from your veterinarian, can make a big difference. It's essential to use a few supplements to rebalance the immune system. Power Probiotic, Notatum drops and Immune Harmony, a plant sterol supplement formulated to help autoimmune disease, can give your kitty a great deal of relief. To learn more about how to help your cat or dog with autoimmune disease, please click here or feel free to email us at askariel1@gmail.com 

To read more information about pillow paw disease as well as a testimonial, please click here to an earlier article on our blog. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Beware of These Harmful Ingredients In Your Pet's Food and Treats

**Alert** Beware of Sharks in your pet's food and treats. Ever look at the label? There could be harmful ingredients lurking which could attack your pet's health. Here are just a few examples:

1) sugars--yes plenty of dog and cat treats contain sugar and molasses which contribute to gum disease, chronic infections, obesity, diabetes and even cancer. Sugar is included to disguise the taste of low quality ingredients and to entice your pet to eat more.

2) meat or animal by-product meal--contains unidentified sick, diseased animals, roadkill and worse--make sure your pet's food and treats always specifies what type of animal the food came from and avoid byproducts 

3) food coloring and dyes--many treats are colored to look like their fresh food counterparts. Ex: some treats are dyed red to look like real meat or bacon or orange to look like real carrots.

Better to give your pet the real food ingredient, not the chemicals. Rescue dog Legend says: "You are what you eat!"

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Only 14% Of Lost Pets Without Microchips Ever Find Their Families

Everyday lost pets wind up in shelters and many lack identification, resulting in as few as 14% returning to their family. However, if the pet is “microchipped”,  an animal control officer can scan the “grain of rice” size device (which has been placed under the skin) in a matter of seconds and identify the pet’s owner, allowing for a happy reunion.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Enzymes For Cats With Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis in cats is a condition that requires immediate attention by a veterinarian. Cats can develop chronic or acute pancreatitis. Symptoms may be subtle initially and easy to miss. Symptoms include include loss of appetite, fever, weight loss, dehydration, fatigue, depression, and increased heart rate. If your kitty displays these symptoms or just isn't acting like herself, please contact your veterinarian right away as pancreatitis can be fatal.

Cats require both short-term and long-term treatment of pancreatitis. Short-term, fluid therapy will be needed for cats that are diagnosed with pancreatitis. Food may need to be withheld for up to 48 hours if the cat is vomiting. Your veterinarian may also prescribe corticosteroids and metronidazole for chronic pancreatitis. Long-term, cats that have had a bout of pancreatitis need to eat a reduced fat, anti-inflammatory diet free of grains. Also, using digestive enzymes specific for pancreatitis is essential. Lypozyme for Pets is a powerful yet small, easy to administer powdered natural enzyme that can be mixed into food. It is veterinary-approved and has a stronger potency and purity than digestive enzymes purchased at a pet store. Cats will generally eat it readily as it has minimal taste and odor. Since the liver and intestinal tract are integrally related to the health of the pancreas, using the Power Probiotic and Liver/Gallbladder Support will help your kitty's pancreatic function and overall health. These three products are included in the Pancreatitis and Liver Support Kit  at a discounted package price. If you provide your cat's diet and heath issues, we can include a low-fat, anti-inflammatory diet that is appropriate for your kitty on the packing slip that comes with the product directions

If your cat has been diagnosed with pancreatitis and you need help, please email us at askariel1@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Natural Remedy For Cats With Arthritis

Cats suffering from arthritis may show overall stiffness, swelling of the joints, lethargy, lameness, decreased flexibility and discomfort when you pet or handle them in certain positions. You may also notice subtle behavioral changes in your kitty, including:

  • Decreased activity
  • Lapsed litterbox habits (due to pain caused by getting in and out of the box)
  • Hesitancy to run, jump or climb stairs
Be sure to take your cat to the veterinarian if you notice any of these signs. A veterinarian may conduct a physical exam, take XRAYs and perform other diagnostic tests to help determine the cause of the pain and inflammation in your cat’s joints. 

If your cat has arthritis, here are a few things you can do to make her feel better:
  • Give her a cozy blanket or cat bed.
  • When she’s relaxed and at ease, give her a gentle massage.
  • Groom the areas of her body that may be hard for her to reach.
  • Make sure she has easy, direct access to her litterbox and food and water bowls.
  • Consider acupuncture as some holistic veterinarians offer this
 Ultraflex.  is a food-based supplement that is easy to administer and is made of eggshell membrane. Ultraflex is a simple formula that contains compounds beneficial for keeping joint cartilage and connective tissue healthy and shock-absorbent. Excellent value--one bottle will last 3 to 4 months for a kitty.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Is Your Cat Stressed Out? 3 Tips To Comfort Your Kitty

Is Your Cat Stressed Out?  Cat do not like change! They love a schedule and consistency.

Signs Your Cat May Be Stressed Out
Watch for any of these signs your cat has anxiety or is stressed:
  • Immobility
  • Body – crouched directly on top of all fours, shaking and tail close to the body
  • Belly – not exposed, rapid breathing
  • Head – lower than the body, motionless and whiskers back
  • Eyes – fully open and pupils fully dilated
  • Ears – fully flattened back on the head
  • Hissing, growling, shaking, drooling
  • Involuntary urination, defecation
  • Aggression if approached
Three Tips To Ease Your Cat's Anxiety and Stress:

1- Spend quality time with your kitty, play with them, give them rubs and pets.

2- Try a calming collar. These have had great success when there are any changes in your household.

3- Give Psystabil a try. This product provides a gentle, harmonizing effect on pets. It works over time to help your stressed pet "cope" better with triggers that cause anxiety.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Heartwarming Mother's Day Tale Especially For Pet Lovers

The Clarks' Precious Pregnancy Announcement

As reported in Today, we have to share this heartwarming Mother's Day tale especially for pet lovers.  On April 5, Michael and Beth Clark of Maryland gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter named Hazel.  With the joy of their daughter's birth, also came a bittersweet ending to a tale of incredible kindness and compassion.

In 2015, Beth Clark and her husband saw an elderly 17 year old dog that had been dumped at their local shelter.  Unfortunately this is what a LOT of pet owners do.  They abandon their dogs when they get sick or old.  Many potential adopters pass by older pets in shelters.  But this incredibly kind and special couple opened their heart to this loving, sweet dog. The Clarks couldn't let this gentle soul die in the shelter so they brought home this skinny, gray, frail dog and gave him the love and nurturing he needed.  Beth nursed him back to health.

Beth had enough motherly love for more than one and longed for a human child.  She became pregnant but lost the first baby to a miscarriage.  Then, she became pregnant again shortly thereafter.  Throughout this,  time Rocky was Beth's caring companion and offered her great comfort.  He was always near and by her side. Rocky was even there to help Michael and Beth spread the news when they learned they were pregnant with Hazel.  

During Beth's seventh month, Rocky’s health began to decline.  The Clarks did all they could to keep Rocky happy and comfortable. The days passed and Rocky watched the baby items move into the house. Then finally, the day came for Beth to become not only Rocky's mom, but a Mom to his new “human” sister too. On April 5, 2017 Beth gave birth to her daughter, Hazel. She and Michael returned home the next day and were so excited to introduce Hazel to Rocky.  Rocky sniffed Hazel and put his head near hers.  The homecoming was special and included priceless photos of Hazel and Rocky.  

Within a few hours after they came home, Rocky's condition worsened and he let them know it was time for him to go.   Rocky hung on until the very end waiting to meet Hazel and to make sure that everything would be ok for Michael and Beth.  That night they helped him end his journey peacefully surrounded by the family who loved him.    Beth believes that Rocky was “just waiting to see his new baby sister” before he finally let go.  I am sure Rocky’s tail is wagging, knowing that Beth has baby Hazel to celebrate on this Mother’s Day.

Rocky waited for Hazel Before Letting Go

Photos:  Beth Clark, as reported in Today April 28, 2017

Mother's Day Poem For Nurturing Dog Moms

Dog mom poem

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Is Chicken The Right Choice To Feed Your Pet?

Is your dog itching and scratching? Is your cat vomiting regularly? Has your pet been getting a lot of UTIs?

If so, you may want to take a closer look at what you are feeding your pet. Chicken is one of the most common ingredients in pet food. However, chicken can be a HUGE allergen for many pets.

What's A Pet Owner To Do?
Most pets love chicken.......Sure, you want to spoil your pet, but try taking a ride on the wild side and look into some novel protein flavors such as rabbit or venison. To learn more, please see the pet nutrition articles on AskAriel.com

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Many Cats And Dogs Can Live Together Peacefully

There might be some truth to the phrase “fighting like cats and dogs” and it might even lead you to believe that cats and dogs cannot live together, but that is simply not true! Many cats can coexist and even have a strong bond with their canine companion, especially when they are raised together from an early age.  Some breeds such as Siberian Huskies may view cats as prey and so the combination isn't generally a great idea but there are plenty of cases where it has worked when the husky was raised from puppyhood with a cat.  Other breeds such as Golden Retrievers and Labradors don't seem to have an issue at all.  It all just depends upon the breed, temperament of the pets and age at which they are brought together.  For the most part, many cats and dogs can live a happy life together!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

1st Winner In the Ask Ariel Pet Supplies Coupon Giveaway


Congratulations to the first winner of the AskAriel coupon giveaway! It's easy to enter and there is still plenty of time.  Here is a link with all the info. 

Here is cuddly Blanca, a 5 year old White German Shepherd rescue dog. Her Mom Mindy will receive a FREE shipping coupon for AskAriel.com and a $6 off Coupon for Instinct Raw Frozen Diets. We will be drawing a winner tomorrow and every night through Mother's Day!

Need help figuring out what to feed your pet?  Please see our articles about pet nutrition.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Natural Treatments For Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Pets

Our hearts go out to the Kim family on their loss of sweet Freckles who passed away from Canine Congestive Heart Failure.

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is when the heart cannot deliver enough blood to the body and fluid backs up into a pet’s lungs and abdomen, putting pressure on the heart. It is a progressive disease that can be caused by a variety of reasons, including: high blood pressure, heart defects, heartworms to name a few.  Unfortunately, in most cases, CHF cannot be cured. However,  you can provide treatment for your pet which can help improve their life span and quality of life.

Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Easily tiring after exercise
  • Bluish discoloration of the tongue
  • Sudden collapse
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A persistent dry cough
  • Accumulation of fluid in the lungs, leg or abdomen
  • May have a hard time settling down (especially at night)
  • Fainting or dementia due to lack of blood flow to the brain
Natural heart supplements for dogs and cats can help your pet with heart murmurs and congestive heart failure:
Amazing Omegas -  purified fish oil delivering therapeutically high levels of Omegas without the toxins

Purrfect Pet CoQ10 - these softgels use an advanced technology that provides an efficient and natural method of nutrient delivery, offering enhanced absorption and assimilation versus ordinary capsules and tablets containing Coenzyme Q10.

Heart Terrain - a comprehensive, state of the art formula designed to provide herbs, nutrients, essential ionized co-enzymes and co-factors for building and maintaining heart function. It supports cellular micro-nutrition and enzymatic activity of the heart terrain.

Resveratrol for Dogs--  exceptional antioxidant formula backed by research that is cardio-protective and has been shown in cancer research to help fight cancer   

Have a question about your pet? Please email us at askariel1@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Free Pet Supplies Coupon Giveaway

We wanted to celebrate all the great pet Moms out there and the new spring weather!  Starting Saturday May 6 through Sunday May 14 on Mother's Day, we will be having a DAILY drawing giving away a FREE shipping coupon for AskAriel.com + $6 off coupon for Instinct FROZEN Raw food for cats and dogs.   Here is all you need to do to enter:

1) Follow AskAriel.com on either Instagram (www.instagram/ask.ariel) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/askariel)
2) Post a photo of your pet on our Facebook page
3) Email us at askariel1@gmail.com so we have your contact information (US residents only please) 

The sooner you post your pet's photo, the more chances you will have to win!  You only need to enter once (unless  you would like to post multiple pets) and if you don't win the first drawing, you will automatically be entered into the next day's drawing.   We will start the first drawing Saturday so please post a photo of your pet right away!  If you need ANY help posting your pet's photo, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Holistic Pet Care Provides More Treatment Options To Help Your Cat or Dog Feel Better!

Holistic pet care is all about finding natural options to help your cat or dog feel better. It is not a substitute for conventional veterinary care. Holistic pet care gives your cat or dog more treatment options. While laboratory tests and a veterinary exam are critical to diagnose and manage your pet's health, knowledge is power and will help you be more effective in caring for your pet. Research holistic options such as diet changes, supplements, acupuncture, acuscope and chiropractic and discuss these with your veterinarian along with the conventional veterinary treatment plan that is recommended.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Why Feed Your Pet A Grain-Free Diet?

You may be seeing a lot of pet food coming out with the "grain-free" label but may not understand what the hype is all about.  Here is a summary of why it's best to avoid grains in your cat or dog's food and treats:

What are grains? 
Grains are small, hard, dry seeds, with or without attached hulls or fruit layers, harvested for human or animal consumption.

Examples of grains in pet food:
--Wheat Gluten
--Oats, oatmeal    
Why are grains found in pet food?
Cereal grains  are durable and when chemical preservatives are added, have a very long shelf life.  Grains contain some protein but are exceptionally high in starchy carbohydrates.   They can be easily mass processed and used as "fillers" in pet foods to add calories and protein at a fraction of the cost of adding meat, fish or poultry.  Even organic grains are overprocessed and high in carbohydrates.  Bottom line:  pet food brands include grains to provide calories and boost the protein level while minimizing the cost of expensive animal proteins.

Why are grains problematic for pets? 
Cereal grains can cause inflammation and an allergic response in many pets.  Symptoms of an allergic or inflammatory response can manifest in different ways.  A dog might be scratching and itching and a cat might be vomiting. Grains are high in starchy carbohydrates which can contribute to yeast overgrowth, a weakened immune system, diabetes and even cancer.

Feeding a high moisture, hypoallergenic, low carbohydrate diet such as a raw frozen diet is preferable and can eliminate a lot of the health symptoms you may be seeing with your pet that is eating a dry food with grains.  Remember, cats are carnivores and have no use for carbohydrates and dogs fare best on a low carbohydrate diet.

Brands That Contain Grains

Most pet foods contain grains unless they specify otherwise.  Here are just a few examples:

Diamond Dry Dog Food
Hills Science Diet
Purina Dog Chow
Royal Canin
Most "Prescription" Diets 
Many Kirkland dry foods

But aren't grains ok if they are organic?
Many pet owners assume feeding ingredients such as organic brown rice, organic barley and organic millet are beneficial for their pet because they are "organic".  Organic grains are much better suited for a vegetarian animal such as a rabbit, horse or cow.  Grains, even if organic, present the same health issues for cats and dogs as any other grains.

What is a grain-free diet?
A grain-free diet is often not a carbohydrate-free diet.  Many pet foods will remove the grains only to replace them with other high carbohydrate ingredients such as potatoes, rice, and peas.  This is why we don't recommend feeding your cat or dog dry kibble. To learn more, please read our article Facts You Should Know About Dry Dog Food and Cat FoodOver the years, we have seen dogs and cats feel best eating a combination of any of the following:  frozen raw diets, canned food diets, freeze dried raw diets, homemade vegetables and/or lean proteins mixed in.

Have a question about your cat or dog's diet?  Please visit www.AskAriel.com and review our complete library of pet nutrition articles.  

Peaceful Cat Quote

"If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr." 
Barbara L. Diamond

Have a question about your cat?  Please email us and we will be happy to help.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Reading to The Pet Dog Helps Kids Learn

It has been shown that children reading to a dog can improve their reading skills, self esteem and have an overall increase in positive feelings associated with reading.  Many children are very self-conscious about reading aloud.  A dog is non-judgmental and it allows the child to focus on practicing the art of reading.  Reading to the pet dog helps kids learn!

Update:  After publishing our own post on this adorable topic, we since learned that the Laguna Niguel Library offers a Tales for Tails event on the 2nd Monday of every month where children can come and read aloud to trained therapy dogs.  This allows them to build their confidence and reading skills.  To learn more, please contact the Laguna Niguel library 949-249-5252.  The next event is Monday May 8 at 4:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Best Kidney Supplements For Cats With Renal Failure

We wanted to share this testimonial from years ago as the same products that are helping cats with renal failure today were helping cats many years back.  These are the best kidney supplements for cats with renal failure.  They have proven themselves over time to work consistently for many cats.  The kidney remedies have the best chance to help when a kitty is just diagnosed but can still relieve symptoms in an older cat that has had the disease for awhile.  If your cat is experiencing symptoms of chronic renal failure (crf) such as vomiting, weight loss, lethargy, inappetance, please bring your cat to the veterinarian immediately for laboratory testing.  Most cats with kidney disease are dehydrated and need fluid therapy.

Tuesday Testimonial 2010: "I ordered herbs for Ranger, my 14 year old cat, on Friday Jan 29th. To my great surprise, they arrived here in Upstate NY on Monday Feb 1st! Ranger, my kitty was near death. She hid to sleep constantly. Usually cats hide to die. She was in really bad shape. I had one cat die of liver disease and two others from renal failure. Ranger is my third cat with renal failure so I know how they act before they die. Anyhow, Ranger was near death on Feb 1st when your supplements arrived. I ordered  Renelix, Kidney Health (and a few other kidney support products.) I gave them to her but assumed she was probably too far gone by this time and I was kicking myself for having waited too long. However, after 3 -4 days, she started eating more, was more alert, sleeping less and feeling so much better. I know she isn't cured...but your supplements are giving her more quality time with me. For that, I am truly grateful. I know she is 14 but I can possibly see that if she stays the same as she is now, maybe she will be around awhile more. THANK YOU!!!!!" Daniel   New York
Aug. 2011 (1 1/2 years later):  "My Kitty Ranger is still alive thanks to the wonderful products you sell.  She is now 15 1/2 years old."

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Treatment and Prevention Of Canine Hot Spots

Spring is in the air and there is a lot of pollen.  Some dog breeds are more prone to environmental allergies such as Golden Retrievers.  Environmental allergies, food allergies, flea bites and poor grooming can all lead to itchy skin irritations.  When dogs feel itchy, they will lick and chew developing a lesion called a Hot Spot.   Hot spots are red, hot lesions that can become infected and painful.  

Treat Your Dog's Hot Spots With a 2-step Process:

Step One - Treatment For Your Dog's Hot Spots
If your dog has a hot spot, don't wait to take your dog to the vet as they spread quickly and can turn into a big infected mess.  Getting the hot spot under control while it is small is the best approach. Veterinarians will treat the hot spot with topical powders and special shampoos but if it is a  bad infection or multiple hot spots, oral antibiotics and steroids may be necessary.  From our experience, Neopredef Powder can be a "magic powder" that can be sprinkled directly onto the hot spot drying it up quickly without having to use oral antibiotics.  Using oral antibiotics and steroids can lead to intestinal upset and yeast overgrowth so using topical medications and shampoos can be beneficial if the hot spot is small and contained.

Step Two- How To Prevent Your Dog From Getting Hot Spots
Skin problems can be due to a variety of factors such as fleas, environmental allergies, parasites, bacterial and yeast infections and even food allergies.   Often the case is allergies and with a few natural supplements and diet change you can control your dog's allergic reactions and symptoms. 

AllerEaze + Power Probiotic ---Reduces histamine response and acts like natural "benadryl".  Power Probiotic works synergistically with AllerEaze to boost immune function and is essential if your pet has taken any antibiotics or steroids.  These two formulas are the best home remedies for environmental allergies.

Proaller Drops + Notatum--Proaller is especially helpful for environmental allergies.  Reduces itching and when combined with Notatum, can reduce odor and red spots.

Diet changes are also important.  Feeding dogs dry food which is high in starchy carbohydrates or foods that are known allergens can be problematic.  If you include your dog's diet on the order form at checkout, Ask Ariel will include a diet suggestion for you on the packing slip that comes with your product directions.

Have a question about your dog?  Email us at askariel1@gmail.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

Natural Treatments For Canine Lymphoma

Lymph Nodes On A Dog
Canine lymphoma is a common form of cancer in dogs and includes over 30 different forms, which vary in aggressiveness, symptoms and prognosis. Symptoms often include: painless swelling of lymph nodes, lack of appetite, weakness, lethargy, and weight loss. Canine lymphoma can occur in any dog, but some breeds that are inflicted more often are Boxers, Golden Retrievers, Saint Bernards, Basset Hounds, Airedale Terriers and Bulldogs.

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic tissue. The lymph system is a core part of the body’s immune system. The lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that defends the body against infections. It is comprised of a network of lymphatic vessels that carry lymph (a clear, watery fluid that contains protein, salts, glucose and other substances) throughout the body. The lymphatic system also serves as a low-pressure drainage system that collects interstitial fluid throughout the body and returns it to the bloodstream.

Unfortunately, there is not a cure for lymphoma and the best course of action will depend on the type, stage and aggressiveness. Even though a cure is not possible, a pet can go into remission for a period of time with treatment. Chemotherapy is the most common treatment offered to canine lymphoma patients.  Even if you choose not to pursue chemotherapy, seeking the advice of a cancer specialist, referred to as a veterinary oncologist is recommended.  This is because you can gain insight and be sure you have explored all of your options from a cancer expert.  Regardless of what treatment you and your family pursue, supportive care using a cancer diet and holistic supplements can improve the quality of life for your pet and sometimes, the quantity of time as well.  We have worked with many canine lymphoma patients since 2005 and have found that pets that used both conventional and holistic treatments fared best. 

Recommended Supplements for Canine Lymphoma:
Immune Harmony-  Immune Harmony contains plant sterols and a limited amount of antioxidants.  The product modulates the immune system, rather than overstimulating it.  While it is always best to consult the advice of your veterinarian, many client have safely used the Immune Harmony formula along with chemotherapy.  
Resveratrol for Dogs- acts on the process of carcinogenesis by affecting all three phases: tumor initiation, promotion and progression and suppresses the final steps of carcinogenesis.  Resveratrol For Dog also supports immune function.
Amazing Omegas-powerhouse of omega-3 nutrients (essential fatty acids) that can help your pet fight cancer.  Amazing Omegas is a highly purified fish oil made from sardines, anchovies and mackerel processed with minimal heat to preserve the oil in its natural state.  Packed in glass bottles to prevent any chemicals from plastic leaching into the oil, Amazing Omegas is the highest quality, purified fish oil available for pets.
Curcumin for Pets- is essential for dogs (and cats) with cancer as it has cancer-fighting properties and is a critical antioxidant. Curcumin for Pets absorbs best when digested with fat, especially Omega 3 fatty acids (Amazing Omegas).  Scientific studies have shown the benefits of curcumin for cancer patients.  If your pet is undergoing radiation, curcumin can protect the skin undergoing radiation.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Find Your Perfect Pet on Petfinder.com

If you work full time, why not consider adopting a second pet through www.petfinder.com? There is a dog or cat of every size, breed, age and color just waiting for you to come rescue them. Looking online is great but you can also view homeless animals at shelters and many rescue groups show them at stores such as PetSmart and adoption events.  You can find your perfect pet through petfinder.com or any other rescue organization.  It is a misnomer that rescue pets have something wrong with them.  Rescued animals have no control over their lives and are in this unfortunate situation due to the circumstances of their owners. 

Have a question about your pet? Email us at askariel1@gmail.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Bonded Pair of Kittens Leads To a Healthier Cat

Kittens are high energy, curious and crave constant stimulation. Kittens are active at night and a single kitten may awaken you with jumping, pouncing and other hunting behavior. However, two kittens will occupy each other by finding interesting shadows to chase and games to play until they finally tire and fall asleep, too. Kittens who are able to remain with one of their littermates or a similarly-aged companion tend to be healthier and happier, and in the long run, better socialized pets.  If you are looking to get a kitten or cat in the future, adopting a pair will be a healthier and happier life for both you and your pets.

Thank you to @myfosterkittens for letting sharing these great photos with us!

Have a question about your cat?   Email us at askariel1@gmail.com

Sunday, April 16, 2017

How To Find Pet Nutrition Advice on Instagram

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Join us now on Instagram! Be sure to follow @Ask.Ariel for cute pet pictures, videos and pet health tips.

A Natural, Holistic Boutique For A
Happy & Healthy Pet!


Have a question about your pet? Ask Ariel's supplements have been used in veterinary hospitals since 2005.  Send an email to askariel1@gmail.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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Special Needs Dog With MegaEsophagus Is a Happy Dog!

Meet Wrangler!  He is feeling so happy all dressed up for Easter. Wrangler is a special needs dog rescued by the wonderful Leashes of Love Rescue, Inc. who saved him even though he has a life threatening condition. His awesome Mommy Gina Gina Gould gives him 24 hour care so that he can live a happy life with lots of love! Wrangler has a feeding tube in his tummy because if he aspirates the food he could suffocate. But in spite of all this, he lives a wonderful life playing and hanging out with his family and doggie friends. Just wanting to say thanks to ALL the wonderful rescuers who dedicate their time, money, love and energy helping pets like Wrangler and saving the lives of so many animals that would otherwise perish!