Wednesday, September 23, 2020

How To Help Your Cat Avoid Dehydration

Dehydration is a common problem in cats since many avoid water. Cats need water to help them digest food and eliminate waste. Dehydration can increase the risk of UTIs and kidney disease. 

Here are 4 tips to increase your cat’s water consumption:
 
1) Feed a high-moisture canned or raw food. 
2) Use an automatic water fountain - some cats like running water. 
3) Use different types of water bowls. 
4) Use different types of water such as bottled or filtered - some kitties can be particular.

Monday, September 21, 2020

In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


 Rest In Peace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Natural Remedies For Cats With Ear And Eye Infections

We want to express our heartfelt thanks to Shammy’s Mom Carolyn for adopting this very sick rescue kitty and sharing her Ask Ariel success story:

“I just received another order of wonderful products. Here's how your products have really changed her life. My sweet Shammy had a rough start in life. Stomatitis, chronic ear and eye infections. I didn't want her life spent at the vet getting steroid shots and constantly having to be on antibiotics. A full mouth extraction...suggested by one vet was NOT an option for this sweet girl who already had 3 surgeries in her short life (including an eye removal). Ask Ariel products have truly done wonders for her. I give her Power Probiotic and The Immune Support Kit. I just received an order of Colostrum. I am happy to report no more eye or ear infections and her mouth, although not completely healed, is so much better than it was over 3 months ago. She is eating like a champ now! I could not get her to eat more than a few bites of food before because her mouth was so inflamed. Thank you! These products are amazing! My other kitty who is 4- months is on the products as well. He came to me with an upper respiratory infection, but now his eyes and nose are completely clear since taking the probiotics and the Silver Immune Support. What a great change that has occurred in both my cats overall health!

With Gratitude,
Carolyn G
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

What Is A Novel Protein Diet For Pets?


A novel protein diet for pets contain a protein source that your pet has not eaten before. But why feed this? Most brands of pet food contain beef, chicken, lamb and turkey. These proteins are common sources of food allergies or sensitivities (from eating the same food for a long time) that can lead to IBD, skin problems, ear infections and more. Many pet owners find that switching to a low carbohydrate, novel protein diet such as a raw frozen rabbit or venison diet can give their pets great relief. Choosing a novel protein source isn't the only concern however. Avoiding grains and legumes (frequently found in dry kibble) along with a novel protein will often provide the best results. A well balanced raw frozen, novel protein diet (e.g. rabbit, vegetables and omega oils) is the gold standard in pet nutrition. For more pet nutrition tips, please visit AskAriel.com
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Does Your Dog Make Lip Smacking Or Gulping Noises?


Does your dog make gulping noises or smack his lips? Does your kitty vomit frequently? These can be signs of acid stomach and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Common causes are: poor digestion, food intolerances or allergies, stress or kidney and liver disease. Acid reflux and GERD can be very uncomfortable and painful, but the good news is that with diet changes and a few natural home remedies for acid reflux, your pet can get much needed relief quickly. Click Here to learn more about acid reflux and GERD.
Friday, September 11, 2020

Is Your Dog Doing The "Bunny Hop" or Limping?



When active dogs suddenly start limping or doing the "bunny hop" it may be due to a torn ligament. Other signs may be holding up a paw, lameness or sitting abnormally. Not all ACL tears require surgery. A conservative approach includes rest and natural remedies to help reduce inflammation and repair connective tissue. Ask Ariel's Ultra-Flex Collagen is a whole-food supplement that builds cartilage, joint and connective tissue. If ACL surgery is necessary, natural supplements can also aid in recovery. Please click on the link to learn more about Ultra-Flex Collagen.

Husky With Cluster Seizures Turns 12

 

Hooray! Legend is 12 years old! (We don’t know his exact birthday because he is a rescue but this was our best estimate.). Thanks so much for your love and encouragement when our sweet boy was so sick. When Legend was 9 he was experiencing horrific cluster seizures and spiraling downward, but he recovered. Seizures are especially common in certain breeds such as Border Collies, Golden Retrievers and Huskies.  Big hugs and thanks to Dr. David Gordon, holistic veterinarian Arch Beach Veterinary Clinic  and Dr. Michelle Murray, veterinary neurologist NEST Veterinary Neurology, for their unending concern and guidance in Legend’s care. Legend is living proof that holistic treatments really work! Even though he has hip dysplasia, epilepsy and endless allergies, he still has a wonderful quality of life and there is never a squirrel he isn’t ready to chase. Legend hasn't had a seizure in over 2 1/2 years. We are so grateful that our beloved Legend is still with us and do everything we can to cherish every day with him. For information on neurological issues and seizures or to read more of Legend's story click here