- Keep your home humidified.
- Never shave down your dog in winter and consider a coat or sweater for short haired dogs.
- Be sure to wash and dry paws after walks to remove ice, salt and snow melt chemicals. Wearing booties and/or applying petroleum jelly to paws can help too.
- Do not bathe your pet too often in winter; as it may remove essential oils and cause dry skin.
- Pet’s burn extra calories when exposed to the cold, so feed them accordingly.
- Provide a warm spot to rest, away from cold drafts and consider adding a cozy blanket.
- During the cold winter months, do not leave your pet unattended outdoors (or in a parked car), pets can become disoriented and get lost.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
With the major winter storms, it is important to make sure your pet is protected. It is not just the fear of hypothermia to worry about, but also chapped paws and itchy skin caused by cold, snow and rain. Remember if it is too cold for you it is too cold for your pet.
Here are some things to think about:
Monday, January 18, 2016
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Please don't look the other way when you see injustice. One person can make a difference. Homeless and mistreated animals are in every neighborhood. You can help.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
How are your pet's New Year’s Resolutions going? Here’s a quick checklist to re-examine:
Evaluate your pet's diet…are you feeding them the right food? Are they maintaining a healthy weight? We are big believers in a raw diet.
Is your pet getting enough exercise? Schedule time! Pet obesity is on the rise and can cause health conditions including; diabetes, heart disease and joint pain.
When is the last time your pet went for a veterinary appointment and had laboratory testing?
What about teeth cleaning?
Any health issues you haven't addressed? Consider adding holistic supplements to your pet’s health regime. Base supplements such as Power Probiotics for Pets and Amazing Omegas for Pets can be the first stepping stones to good health; you can then add specialty supplements depending upon your pet's particular health issue.
Monday, January 11, 2016
We have all heard “love me, love my dog” and a recent study conducted by Indiana University and Match.com have found it to be true. Together, with PetSmart, they surveyed and found that people (more often women) judged their date by how they reacted and interacted with their pet.
Other finds included:
- Women found men that had adopted a pet to be more attractive
- Women thought how a man interacted with a pet to be a good indicator in potential behavior with children and how involved they might be in the care of children.
- Dogs were thought to be more accurate in assessing potential than other types of pets- Cat owners did not tend to think it the interaction was an indicator.
- Men were more likely to use a dog to attract women
Friday, January 8, 2016
Is your Senior kitty showing signs of senility? Antioxidants can boost brain function, keeping your cat energized and alert. Oxicell SE http://www.askariel.com/product-p/23.htm is a topical antioxidant formula that is easy to use for even the most finicky cat.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The BBC recently reported that, in a large Swedish study, children were less likely to suffer with asthma by the age of seven, if they were exposed to dogs and cats during their first year of life. The researchers tracked 650,000 children and found that the risk was lowered by 13%. The effect was even greater if they lived on a farm and were exposed to even more animals.
However, a high percentage of asthmatic children are allergic to pet dander and acquiring a pet will not help desensitize them, but could make them worse. If you do have a pet, the following may help your asthmatic or allergic child:
- Try to keep pets out of your bedroom and where possible living area
- Regular grooming and bathing of cats and dogs can help
- You could try using air filters and an efficient vacuum cleaner. This might be helpful for people who have cat allergies; however the evidence on the benefit of these remains unclear
- No breed of dog is completely "non-allergic" because they all shed dander
BBC news: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34697408
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
"Carson, my beloved 14 year old Jindo Chow, was showing signs of extreme dementia. He was pacing all night, barking at nothing and exhibiting other odd and upsetting behavior. His quality-of-life was terrible and my husband and I were at our wits end… no sleep and just so worried. We tried Anipryl and while it helped his dementia for a while, the side effects almost killed him. We did not know where to turn until a friend recommended Ask Ariel’s Dog Brain Booster. OMG, what a difference it has made… it is a miracle herb. Carson has no more dementia traits; he sleeps thru the night, doesn't bark at nothing, and all his other dementia behaviors have disappeared. I wouldn't believe it if I wasn't living it, but it is like I said a miracle supplement. I could not be happier and my husband and I also have our lives back. No words can express our gratitude.
Thank you Ask Ariel!!"
Michele and Carson California, 2016