Saturday, October 3, 2015

Top Trending Pet Costumes

Fall brings thoughts of pumpkins and Halloween. Many people like to get their pet into the action and dress them up too.  To help you with planning, here are lists of the top trending pet costumes.

Top sellers from Amazon:
  • Despicable Me 2 Minion Pet Costume
  • Rubies Costume Star Wars Collection Pet Costume
  • Pink Purple Birthday Girl Paw Prints Clown Hat For Dog Costume
  • Animal Planet PET20104 triceratops Dog Costume
  • Luau Shirt Pet Costume
  • Sombrero Multicolored For Pets
  • Rubies Costume Halloween Classics Collection Pet Costume
  • California Costume Collections Animal Planet Lion Dog Costume, Large
  • Animal Planet PET20109 Raptor Dog Costume
  • Rubies Dapper Dog Costume
Trending on Pinterest:
(Some of these are especially great ideas if your child wants to participate in the theme.)
  • Puggy Monster
  • Kissing Booth Pup
  • Chia Pet Halloween Costume
  • Batman Dog Costume
  • Boston Terrier Skunk
  • Scuba Diver Puppy
  • Beauty and the Beast Costume
  • Yoda Cat
  • Princess Leia Cat
  • Kitty Potter

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ultra-Flex Collagen Helps 15 Year Old Cat Lose Weight

Our 15 yr old feline Fred  says he loves the way “Ultra-Flex Collagen Support” makes him feel.   We only do ¼ of a capsule in the morning with his food along with the Power Probiotic.   We do Lypozyme at the dinner feeding.  Within one month we saw improvements in the way he would get out of his bed, up and down stairs and walk around his outside courtyard.  Now after 2 months, he is actually running and playing some with our 11 yr old cat.  He has even lost ½ lb since he is able to run and play more.   The other day, I saw him run across the yard, which was the first time in a year.   Fred says that  his other felines should definitely  give it a try so they can feel young again!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Curcumin Complex For Pets Can Spice Up Your Pet's Life!

Curcumin is a distinctive yellow spice (associated with Indian cooking and also referred to as turmeric) that has been used for thousands of years for its health benefits. The top three areas of benefit include:

Curcumin has been found to be a strong antioxidant, which  helps protect against the damage of free radicals.

It has been long studied how inflammation is a major contributing factor in chronic illnesses, such as  arthritis and autoimmune diseases (also neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, and malignant diseases). Curcumin can help reduce inflammation and thus reduce symptoms associated with these diseases.  Thus, it is an excellent treatment option for reducing musculoskeletal pain.

There has been clinical studies that show that curcumin can have an inhibiting effect on cancer cells. It was found beneficial as a prevention and treatment for some cancers by blocking the blood vessels that feed the cancer cells.

These are by no means the only area that show the benefits of adding curcumin. There have also been studies that show benefits for respiratory systems conditions, autoimmune support, and for it's detoxification properties.

Curcumin Complex for Pets is a high quality powerful anti-inflammatory that is backed by extensive research. Has been shown to be extremely effective and economical for both dogs and cats!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Two Lost Dogs Found Safe in Washington

Isn't it great to have a best friend? Two dogs were missing in the woods of Washington state and after a week of searching hope was fading. However, Tillie, the loyal friend, found help for Phoebe who was stuck in an old cistern. It was evident that Tillie had stayed and watched over her friend and ultimately found her rescuers. Both dogs were tired and hungry but doing fine. So glad there is a happy ending to this story!

Here are more details to the story:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ask Ariel Orders to Be Delivered to VCA Crown Valley Animal Hospital

Here are some fun shots of our husky Legend having a great time at VCA Crown Valley Animal Hospital playgroup.  They have a fantastic play group that is conveniently located.    Happy to report that we will be delivering Ask Ariel orders to VCA Crown Valley Animal Hospital in Laguna Niguel shortly.  For over 10 years, North OC residents have been able to pickup orders at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital and now Southern OC residents can pick up at VCA Crown Valley.  Details to follow.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Help For Chronic Sinus Infections In Cats

Q:  I have an 4 year old female cat with chronic sinusitis.  I got her at about 3 months old and she had a terrible sinus infection at the time. It is just an ongoing problem.  I have  put her through a number of rounds of antibiotics out of desperation to help her nose clear up when the drainage was thick and discolored and she seemed really uncomfortable.  We have also seen at least 4 different vets for her condition but no permanent relief.  Is there anything I can do to help her from a holistic standpoing?

A:  Two common conditions that cause nasal discharge are rhinitis and sinusitis. Rhinitis is the inflammation of the cat’s nose and sinusitis is the inflammation of the nasal passages.  If the nasal discharge is coming from both nasal passages it is usually viral or bacterial. When discharge is just in one nasal passage it may be fungal, nasal polyps, tooth root abscess. Cats may show transient improvement with the use of antibiotics, but using them may become less effective in reoccurring bouts. Environmental conditions and pathogens can cause a flare up of clinical signs too.  Sinus infections can also occur as a symptom of a weakened immune system due to an underlying viral condition.

Diet and supplements can help cats with chronic sinusitis.  Cats can have underlying allergies contributing to the sinus problem and also cats with a viral condition need a low inflammatory diet.  It's important to feed them a hypoallergenic diet avoiding proteins such as fish, poultry and grains which can be big allergens for cats.  The following supplements are veterinary recommended for helping cats with chronic sinusitis:

Power Probiotic--Cats that have been on antibiotics may develop a yeast overgrowth as the antibiotics kill off the good friendly bacteria as well as the bad.  Your cat needs the friendly bacteria to restore proper immune function which is why this multi-strain formula is so important.

Notatum and Quentans These two powerful immune boosters help cats fight off infections.  The drops are easy to administer and are helpful for fighting bacterial and viral infections.  

Argentyn is a terrific anti-bacterial that really helps with sinuses too.   

Please include your cat's diet on the AskAriel order form at checkout.  Their pet nutritionist will provide a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with your order.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Adenocarcinoma Most Common Form of Lung Cancer in Dogs and Cats

Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer in dogs and cats (accounting for 75% of cases). It can be a fast growing malignant type of cancer, which can quickly spread to other parts of the body (including lymph nodes and the brain). It is usually found in older dogs and cats (average age about 10) and some breeds may be more predisposed than others (boxers have a higher risk rate).  The cause is unknown at this time, but one thought is long term exposure to toxins (second hand smoke, toxic cleaning agents, etc.) could raise the risk.

Following are some of the symptoms of pets suffering with adenocarcinoma of the lung:
·         Pain
·         Dyspnea (difficult breathing)
·         Tachypnea (rapid breathing)
·         Low energy level and lethargy
·         Poor appetite
·         Gradual weight loss
·         Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
·         Lameness, in cases with metastasis to bones
·         Muscle wasting
·         Fever in some patients
·         Ascites (an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen)
A chest x-ray, in combination with a complete physical examination, will be one of the most important test your veterinarian will perform, to determine the diagnosis.  A CT scan and MRI may also be ordered to see if the tumor has metastasized to other areas.

Most often you will be referred to a veterinary oncologist to help you determine the best course of action. The three conventional treatments, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, which may be used individually or in combination, depending on your pet’s overall health, location, size, and how quickly it is growing.

Living and Management
The prognosis can be very poor (If metastasized usually less than one year), but treatment and complimentary supportive measures can improve your pet’s quality of life significantly. Resveratrol for Dogs, Peppy Pet, Purrfect Pet CoQ10 and Amazing Omegas fight cancer and also provide critical nutrition for the heart and lungs. Onco-X is a powerful cancer multivitamin that can be used with or with chemotherapy to give dogs with cancer a combination of nutrients to help your pet's immune system fight the cancer.