Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Simply the best fish oil available--purity and potency guaranteed! Excellent for joint support, skin and coat and overall good health. Amazing Omegas reduces inflammation throughout the body helping pets with mobility issues and inflammatory conditions. Unlike most fish oils, Amazing Omegas are packed in glass bottles to prevent potential seepage from toxins in plastic. The oil is processed in a natural way to ensure it is bioavailable to your pet, thus you don't need to use nearly as much as you might use of other brands. Amazing Omegas contains the highest quality, purest fish oil available on the market.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Symptoms of a feline URI (Upper Respiratory Infection) can appear as if your cat has a cold. Symptoms include: sneezing, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, fever, discharges from the nose or eyes, and lack of appetite. The cold symptoms can seem to go on for months. These symptoms are often caused by a virus such as feline herpes. Since feline upper respiratory infections are viral in nature, antibiotics are not especially helpful (just as with human colds or flu). It can be discouraging to watch your cat suffer long-term with this chronic condition and there may be bouts of hope as the symptoms wax and wane. While conventional veterinary medical options are limited, holistic treatments for feline URIs can make a significant improvement in the cat's life.
Holistic treatments for feline upper respiratory infection is covered in a more comprehensive way in this article about feline viruses. A holistic approach encompasses a two-fold approach: changing your cat's diet to strengthen the immune system and using a few supportive supplements to control the virus. It is essential for cat owners who have a cat with a viral infection to keep anti-viral supplements on hand in the event of a flareup. After trying many different supplements, we have seen the best success using two key immune support products Quentans (alternated with Notatum) that provide fast relief of symptoms. For longer term immune support, the Immune Harmony has been very helpful as it is a plant sterol product well-tolerated by cats. The cat's diet needs to be grain-free and hypoallergenic using a novel protein to booster the immune system.
"Just wanted to thank you. Our 4 year old Selkirk Rex, Zin, was adopted through a rescue when he was 2. He was recently diagnosed with the Herpes Virus; which explained a lot of his illnesses since we have had him. Two months ago, he became ill with a really bad cold; he could hardly breathe and soon stopped eating and drinking. We took him to two Vets, both tried hard to help him with antibiotics and antihistamines; but he still was suffering. I found your website and ordered the Quentans and the Notatum drops and gave them to him daily. He is now almost back to his normal little self and we are so grateful! He is eating and drinking. He even jumped his little brother tonight! His breathing is pretty much normal now for his flat little nose. "Thanks again for helping our Zin!
The Olson Family, Virginia 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Great Holiday Gifts for Pet Owners. Need a gift for someone who has everything? Want to buy a gift for a coworker or neighbor who has a cat or dog? Spoil their pet with premium pet supplements that will help their pet feel and look great. Holistic pet supplements make a special and meaningful gift showing your friend, coworker or family member that you care.
Ask Ariel Holiday Shopping Guide: Two pet supplements that are great for all pets and you really can't go wrong with Amazing Omegas and Power Probiotic . These two products make a great gift for all pets and are affordable too.
Amazing Omegas reduces inflammation, makes coats shiny and soft, fights allergies, and helps the fur glisten. Give the gift of a shimmering holiday coat!
Power Probiotics provides powerful immune and digestion support for overall health and easy to administer! Lightweight and small--Power Probiotics makes a purrfect stocking stuffer for XMAS!
Do you like to take your best friend with you when you shop? Holiday shopping season is fast approaching and some places welcome pets, which can be really great fun for all. However, if you have to leave your pet in the car, remember that even in fall and winter, it is a lot hotter in the car than outside. Pets can get overheated and need water even if it is cold outside.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Did you know that, according to the Animal Cancer Foundation, one out of every four dogs and one out of every five cats will develop cancer at some point in their life? It is a shocking statistic, but a diagnosis we hear all too often at AskAriel.com. There are many contributing factors that lead to a pet developing cancer including, genetic predisposition, environmental factors and age ( yes, risk factors go up as your pet gets older). However, as in humans, the treatment options have expanded over time and may include traditional and holistic protocols, or a combination of both. Diet and supplements for cat and dog cancer treatment can make a tremendous difference in the quality and longevity of your pet's life. The Pet Cancer Package has helped many cats and dogs to tolerate chemotherapy without interfering with the medications. Pets have more energy on the Pet Cancer Package which contains many nutrients researched to be helpful for cancer such as green tea, IP-6, carnitine, ginseng, astragalus and more-- all in one convenient package. Amazing Omegas is essential for all pets with cancer.
Know the Warning Signs of Cancer
Common Signs of Cancer In Pets
• Difficulty eating or swallowing
• Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
• Sores that do not heal
• Weight loss and/or loss of appetite
• Pet just not acting like himself, behavior changes
• Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
• Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating
• Persistent lameness or stiffness
• Hesitance to exercise or loss of stamina
Remember, early detection is key and the best way to protect your pet is to watch for the signs above and bring your pet in to the veterinarian for an exam and laboratory testing.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
When Does a Pet Most Need A Probiotic?
Probiotics have been scientifically proven to benefit all pets, young and old. However, there are times when a cat or dog especially needs a boost to their immune system. Here are some examples:
- Pets that have been on antibiotics (antibiotics kill off the friendly bacteria as well as the bad bacteria
- Pets with any type of digestive problems (loose stool, constipation, bad breath, vomiting, inappetance, picky eating)
- Pets that have allergies or who have had a steroid shot
- Pets with liver or kidney problems
- Pets with ear infections, urinary tract infections and upper respiratory infections
- Pets having seizures (seizures are often triggered by allergies)
- Pets that are eating a raw food diet
Power Probiotic, is a multi-strain probiotic formula, scientifically tested in high heat, guaranteed to survive your pet's stomach acid and easy to administer. Power Probiotic is easy to use---just open the capsule, mix this tasteless powder into your pet's food---it is safe for even the tiniest pets and is helpful even if a pet is taking multiple medications.
Monday, November 18, 2013
8 year old Mini-Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle)
Has IBD and Had Been on Prednisone
Thursday, November 14, 2013
"Susan, I feel so fortunate to have found you - if you only knew - I’m at a loss for the words every time expressing all the emotions, feelings, relief, peace and happiness as I watch her sit at my feet waiting for her food and if I take too long, hearing her whimper a little “hurry up mom” -- like music to my ears. Seeing and reading success stories from other people was a draw for me in the pursuit of trying to find REAL help for Chloe. It is so important to spread the word about how a good diet plays such a vital role in a pet’s well-being and noting how much your supplements help add to enhance that as well. She is currently taking Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Relief, Lypozyme, Notatum and the Liver/Gallbladder supplements and has been completely off the steroids. Sometimes, people are just very skeptical about it all -- but boy what a difference it makes!" Mary and Chloe, Reside In Virginia
A look back:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Q. I have an 8 yr old minischnoodle who has IBD. She has had several bouts over the last 2 years and they are getting progressively worse with each incident. Can you help???
A. Yes, absolutely we can help. There is a lot you can do to solve these problems. Our nutritionist looked at the diet and thought there are much better options. Also, you definitely need to get your dog started on our IBD Kit. Just trying to tackle IBD alone without supplements is nearly impossible.
Update- Monday, September 23, 2013
"I thought you would be happy to hear how well Chloe is doing. She is now completely transitioned to the diet you recommended. She is doing unbelievably/remarkably well! I couldn't be happier with how she looks, how she's acting/jumping/running around, the look of her stool - normal (first time in her little LIFE!).
I cannot thank you enough - there are no words that could justify/express my gratitude - you've changed Chloe's life and mine. I know you know how my heart would just break to see her struggle or hurt. You made such a difference in our lives with your plans, ideas, suggestions and supplements and gave us something we can work with that actually makes a difference and improves the quality of life! " Mary and Chloe
Update-Thursday, October 10, 2013
"Hi Susan! Still doing REALLY good here - THANKS TO YOU!! I've just introduced the Liver/Gallbladder supplement to Chloe's diet and we are doing pretty good on the steroid decrease process as well. Thanks to you, she's her cute little self again - both my husband and I could not be happier with the results we are seeing. She is now fully transitioned on the diet and she loves it! We've split her meals a little (as you suggested) - she's very food driven normally - and being on the steroids I guess contributes to that even more so - splitting the meals seems to help. At 2 to 3 walks a day, she's getting lots of fresh air and exercise too - it is our time and lots of fun. My God when I think about the situation we were in before contacting you, -- it overwhelms me and brings me to tears because if things had not gotten better I fear I would have been facing the unthinkable! I'm so amazed by her progress and so very thankful to you for how you changed all that and turned our lives around!"
Does your cat or dog have IBD? We would love to help. Learn more about how a natural diet and supplements can help dogs and cats get well from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Dear Ask Ariel: My dog Chelsea was having chronic urinary tract infections--3 infections in 6 months! She also had struvite crystals. You recommended that I use a few supplements and make some diet changes. I have been using the Renelix, Pet UTI Prevention Formula and Power Probiotic for several months now with my dog. I also made the diet changes you recommended. My veterinarian just repeated the urine tests. The test results from the last urinalysis shows no crystals. Does this mean she is cured and I can reduce the supplements I currently give her?
So glad Chelsea is feeling so much better! This is a very good question. Supplements are very different than medications. Medications treat a problem and when the symptom goes away, you stop the medication. So for example, you used antibiotics to treat Chelsea's initial infection and once the bacterial overgrowth subsided, you stopped the medication. However, since there was a high likelihood the bacterial overgrowth could occur again, we introduced the supplements to try to prevent another infection. Pet supplements are needed more from a preventative standpoint than medications which work from a treatment perspective. Pet supplements help the body to heal and when you stop the supplement, the problem can usually return because the body is no longer getting the support it needs. So for example, if you stop the Renelix, given Chelsea's propensity to get bladder struvite crystals, there is a good chance she will get them again. Thus, it is best to stay on the supplements to prevent these type of health issues from recurring.
Posted by Susan Blake Davis at 8:38 AM
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