Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Resveratrol Supplement For Dogs Offers Many Benefits

Does your pet have mast cell tumors? A heart condition? Is your senior dog  low on energy? Resveratrol For Dogs is a powerful anti-oxidant that offers many benefits for dogs. 

Research is finding Resveratrol for Dogs can offer anti-aging benefits, cancer protection, cardiovascular support and immune system support---specifically in cases of autoimmune disorders. Resveratrol seems to re-balance and support immune function without hyperstimulation which can yield exciting results, increased energy.  Resveratrol for Dogs is a unique, premium formulation that is highly purified and potent. A small amount can go a long way.

Protects Against Recurring Mast Cell Tumors  

"Luna was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor in July 2015, and surgery was done in early August 2015. I reached out to Ask Ariel for recommended supplements, and Luna was placed on several at the time, but is now down to just two- Immune Harmony and the Resveratrol for Dogs. Thank God, she has been healthy with no recurrence." 
Laura L.- New York 2017

   Resveratrol Supports Immunity and Helps Fight Cancer

"Riley, my wonderful golden retriever and best friend was diagnosed with lymphoma at 6 years old..  He was given 6 months or less to live.  Our oncologist gave me Susan's card and I called her immediately.  She helped me change his diet and suggested supplements (*Resvertrol for Dogs, Probiotic for Pets, Soothing Digestives Relief ,and others) that would help.  We did all this and amazingly he lived 18 more months..." Cheri, San Diego

Friday, March 16, 2018

Natural Treatments for Feline Stomatitis

What is Stomatitis?

Stomatitis (Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Stomatitis) is an autoimmune inflammatory condition where a cat's mouth develops a hypersensitivity to bacterial plaque.  The cat's body forms antibodies to its own tissues and attacks itself. Stomatitis is a very painful condition for your cat and similar to other autoimmune diseases, recognizing the symptoms, early intervention and avoiding triggers (that can set off flare ups) can greatly control the progression of the disease. Some common triggers are exposure to vaccines, environmental chemicals, stress, and food allergens.  

Symptoms of Stomatitis can include:
• Bad breath (halitosis)
• Red, inflamed gums
• Reluctance to open mouth
• Cat not wanting to eat (anorexia)
• Bleeding from gums or mouth
• Plaque and tartar accumulation

Conventional veterinary treatments for stomatitis can provide short-term temporary relief but long-term the cat's immune system needs support.  Steroid shots and antibiotics can help initially but are not a viable long-term solution. A drastic solution is often to remove most of the cat's teeth.  Many cat owners report that even after all of their cat's teeth are removed, the cat continues to suffer from red, painful gums.  This is because the underlying autoimmune condition has not been addressed.  You can help your cat's stomatitis and progression of this autoimmune condition with diet changes and a few supplements.  The sooner you start, the more likely you will see results as this is a progressive condition that gets worse over time.  Using natural home remedies along with conventional  treatments at the first of sign of inflamed gums will yield the best results as this condition often progresses and worsens over time. 
Natural Supplements For Stomatitis

Immune Support Kit - Contains three tasteless liquid formulas:  Silver Immune Support, NotaSAN and QuentaSAN drops.  These three remedies can provide fast relief for your cat's stomatitis and are easy to administer.  Save on the package price when you buy all three natural remedies together.  

QuentaSAN and NotaSAN--Two powerful homeopathic formulas that are most effective when used together. They are very important for the treatment of autoimmune disease as they gently reduce infection and inflammation. Can be used long-term for immune support.

Silver Immune Support for Pets - Broad spectrum antimicrobial that can be used along with antibiotics. Safe for young kittens with upper respiratory infections too. AKA  "The Germinator"

Power Probiotic for Pets--is a multi-strain formula and is simply the best probiotic for pets. It is safe and natural without any fillers and most cats love the taste! The Power Probiotic for Pets promotes the growth of healthy bacteria throughout the GI tract and mouth needed to ward off bad bacteria.

Immune Harmony - Immune Harmony is the first line of defense for cats with autoimmune disease.  It is made with natural plant sterols and one bottle will last a long time. It helps to modulate the cat's immune system, and is well tolerated by cats.

Colostrum for Pets-very helpful for bad breath, gingivitis and gum diseases.  Colostrum contains essential immune supportive ingredients, especially helpful for stomatitis.

 Max and Sasha
Max and Sasha
"In June 2015, we visited the vet for the first time since Max and Sasha's last cleaning (June 2014 diagnosed with stomatitis and red gums) and she was thoroughly impressed.  She said she didn't see anything unusual... no redness, no sores, no buildup on the teeth or anything! ...Thanks for coming up with such amazing products!"  Angie  Louisiana

Diet for Stomatitis

In addition to using supplements, pets with stomatitis and gingivitis can benefit from a special diet. Cats are carnivores and need a high protein hypoallergenic diet.  However, it needs to be the "right" food. Even some "premium" brands contain the wrong protein, fillers, chemicals, food coloring or sugar that can be triggers for the autoimmune attacks!  Please be sure to include your cat's diet and health concerns on the order form at checkout and Ask Ariel will include a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.

Have A Question About Your Pet? Feel Free To Email Us At support@askariel.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

See Something? Say Something -- An Animal's Life Is Depending Upon You!


By now, you may be familiar with the tragic story that occurred on a United Airlines flight where the owners of Kokito the puppy were forced to put the puppy in an overhead bin by a flight attendant.  The mother had a baby to attend to and in spite of their protests, were told that is where the puppy had to go.  Kokito's suffocation is only one story.  There are many, many stories of animal suffering.  It's easy to speculate about what "we might have done" had we been on that flight.  Even though there was rough turbulence, would we as  a fellow passenger have demanded the flight attendant check on the pet? 

Many of us are afraid of the repurcussions of causing a scene on an airplane just as we are afraid of causing a problem with a grumpy neighbor who leaves their dog outside in the bitter cold.  Animals depend on us to be their voice.  When you think you see something, even if it just your gut, SAY SOMETHING!    It is upon all of us to listen and speak up even when it is not "socially correct,"   Rest in piece Kokito.  We are so sorry for your loss and your family's grief.   Maybe your tragic death will help more animals because there are so many that are tied up, chained up and left outside with little provisions and help is just a phone call away......
Monday, March 12, 2018

The Best Probiotic For Cats and Dogs

Power Probiotic is the best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which are essential to a healthy immune system. Essential if your pet has taken antibiotics and steroids. Most pets love the taste too!
Friday, March 9, 2018

Poor Compliance With Medication Is One Reason Pets Don't Get Better

Do you see the pill? Well.....neither did I!  One reason pets may not show improvement from a health condition is that the pet owner may forget to give a pill or the pet doesn’t take the pill.  In our case, Legend must take his Keppra antiseizure medicine exactly 8 hours apart 3x a day. We literally revolve our lifestyle and appointments as best we can around those pill times after the horrific cluster seizure episodes he went through. Well his last dose is 11 pm and I always check to make sure he ate the pill. The dim light and being half asleep made for a perfect storm! It shows that even when we schedule everything perfectly (phone alarms, wall notes, pill containers) things don’t always come out the way we planned...... We got lucky and since we have been sure to adminster the pill almost always, this was a rare exception.  But, when you have a busy schedule....it's not always easy.

Poor compliance with medication is one reason a pet may not show signs of improvement.  This could be anything from treating heart conditions to skin problems to seizures.  Here are a few tips to help ensure your pet gets the needed medication and/or supplements.

  • Keep a schedule posted in at least one or two central locations such as the refrigerator or a place you are likely to see it
  • Set up alarms on your phone BEFORE the scheduled pill time and AFTER just in case you got distracted
  • Use a pill container with the allocated number of daily pills

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Home Remedies For Dogs And Cats With Arthritis

Could your cat or dog be in pain from arthritis? Pets hide their pain for as long as possible. By the time a pet vocalizes discomfort (from for example a sudden movement), the pet has already been experiencing a considerable amount of pain.  Pets in pain may pant, pace, not want to eat, become suddenly shy or aggressive and just not act like themselves.    Don't wait for your pet to vocalize their pain from arthritis.  If you notice any of these subtle signs below, be sure to check with your veterinarian right away.  The following signs can be symptoms of arthritis:
  • Difficulty or hesitation to sit down or get up
  • Difficulty jumping up or reluctance to climb stairs
  • Lameness in one or more limbs
  • Stiffness in the morning that improves as the day progresses
  • Subtle signs that the pet may not want to put weight on the limb
  • Sensitivity when touched in certain areas
 AskAriel.com offers home remedies that contain well researched ingredients scientifically proven to help arthritis.  The products to use depend upon the size and progression of your pet's condition.

CW Paws Hemp Oil can reduce inflammation and pain, improving mobility.  Studies have shown the effectiveness of cannabanoids in reducing pain and inflammation and the strength of this formula is a great fit for medium to large size dogs. 

Amazing Omegas - A research-backed, powerful source of omega-3 nutrients (essential fatty acids) that can help reduce joint inflammation, which can be causing pain for your pet. Absolutely the best fish oil available.  

Arthritis And Joint Support Kit - Contains three formulas:  Amazing Omegas, Curcumin For Pets and Arthrosoothe which work synergistically together to reduce joint pain and inflammation, increasing mobility.  Save $20 on the Kit price vs purchasing the three formulas separately.

Special SAMe - Guaranteed Purity and Potency, Special SAMe contains cofactors such as Vitamin B6, B12 and Folate to improve absorption and efficacy.  Powerful antioxidant scientifically proven to help arthritis.  Can be used along with prescription NSAIDs (which can affect your pet's liver) to improve results and detox the liver.

Ultraflex--excellent for cats and small dogs.  A food based supplement (made from ground eggshells) is easy to administer once daily.  Contain collagen which helps repair and strengthen cartilage and connective tissue.  Especially helpful for pets with torn ligaments and collapsed trachea.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Remembering Ariel The Amazing Dog And Inspiration For AskAriel.com

Ariel’s amazing life is the inspiration behind Ask Ariel. Why? Because Ariel led a life of good health that all of us---both human and animal would be grateful to attain. In fact, until a week before her death at 14 years of age (old for a 54 pound dog), Ariel was still running through the meadows, playing with her ball and enjoying a zest for life that few have ever seen. Ariel NEVER appeared to be an “old dog”.
Ariel was the first pet I had in my adult life.  Today is the 13th anniversary of her death.  Ariel was the mascot for our 501(c)(3) public charity Ariel Rescue.   Every weekend she accompanied our volunteer group greeting customers even when she was 14 years old!  Ariel taught me so much about holistic pet health and nutrition too.  While I miss her and think of her every single day, I am  so grateful for all the wonderful years we spent together and the incredible gifts her beautiful soul left to all of us.