Monday, July 16, 2018

Natural Remedies For Cats And Dogs With Heart Murmurs

Both cats and dogs can have a heart murmur. A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound, usually heard by listening to the heart with a stethoscope. Your veterinarian will classify the murmur by it's characteristics, including the timing (long or short) and location (where they are the loudest). Depending upon the cause and severity of the murmur, your veterinarian will determine the best course of action.

Symptoms of heart murmurs and congestive heart disease in dogs and cats can include: 

· Easily tiring after exercise

· Bluish discoloration of the tongue

· Sudden collapse

· Difficulty breathing

· A persistent dry cough

· Accumulation of fluid in the lungs, leg or abdomen

Pets with heart disease need a diet rich in Omega 3s and fiber but low in fat and sodium. Fish oil and lean protein sources are very beneficial.

Natural remedies for heart murmurs in dogs and cats: 

Power Probiotic- The best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which can give your pet a healthier GI tract which may improve heart function and reduce inflammatory markers.

Amazing Omegas -
Absolutely the best fish oil available.  Packed in glass bottles to prevent leakage of toxins from plastic into the oil.   Purified for heavy metals and toxins and manufactured gently so that oils are in a highly bioavailable form, increasing absorption.

Purrfect Pet CoQ10 - These softgels use an advanced technology that provides an efficient and natural method of nutrient delivery, offering enhanced absorption and assimilation. It is made with NON-GMO ubiquinol.  Purrfect Pet CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant which fights free radical damage.  Purrfect Pet CoQ10 has proven benefits to heart health, enhancing blood flow, helping to lower blood pressure and protect blood vessels.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Natural Supplements For Cats With IBD And Allergies

Update June 2018
“Nala has been doing so well with her IBS! I currently wrote ask Ariel with some questions about allergies because Nala was extra itchy and had some health issues I hadn’t seen before. They wrote me back the very same day.   I started her on their NotaSAN drops and I’m seeing such an improvement! 

We are so grateful for the quick responses and products that actually WORK! I tell people all the time how lucky I feel to have found this great company! Especially when the vets we have seen don’t really have any answers for us, except for putting her on foods that just aren’t healthy for a cat long term. Thank you so much again from the bottom of my heart for helping us! Nala thanks you too!!  Sincerely- Velissa

March 2017

I just wanted to thank you for your help with my cat! I contacted you months ago after having months and months of issues with my young cat vomiting. After several vets and thousands of dollars later- they had no answers but possibly IBS. You guys recommended the IBS kit and also switching diets has made such an improvement in her vomiting! It was happening every couple of days and now it's been a few weeks! I'm just so grateful for your recommendation and that my cat is improving and I wanted to let you know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Sincerely, Velissa

IBD Kit--This kit includes 3 unique formulas that have been specially formulated for IBD and used successfully to help cats with inflammatory bowel disease.  The Kit includes Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Relief and NotaSAN Anti-Inflammatory Drops. When a pet has severe IBD, it is necessary to use a combination of formulas because they work differently to help reduce the symptoms and repair the intestinal lining.  We have seen many cats especially improve using these three formulas together.

Power Probiotic - Pure, safe and natural--absolutely no fillers!  Power Probiotic repopulates good intestinal flora which is essential for pets with malabsorption and digestive issues.  Power Probiotic supports your pet's bowel and immune health, reducing inflammation and improving digestive discomfort.  

Gastro ULC - Provides natural stomach acid relief, coating the stomach to relieve pain.  Many pets have an improved appetite after using Gastro ULC. 

Soothing Digestive Relief Gentle, effective formula for the treatment of any type of indigestion in pets. Helps with gas, loose stool, mucous in stool, tummy rumbling, diarrhea and malabsorption.  

NotaSAN Drops and Capsules – Natural homeopathic formula that controls inflammation and infection and helps with allergy symptoms.  Clients report improved well being overall.  Very important for pets with autoimmune conditions.  Gentle, easy to administer and safe for long-term use.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cats And Dogs Like Our Natural Pet Supplements

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Many clients tell us how excited their pets get when their Ask Ariel package arrives in the mail. Maybe it’s because they know the products make them feel better? Or could it be the lucky surprise toy?  To learn more about the best supplements for cats and dogs, please visit
Monday, July 9, 2018

Four Ways To Help Pets In Need At the Shelters After The July 4th Holiday

Want to make a difference? Save a life? Then now is the time to help! The shelters are overloaded with animals after July 4th and sadly euthanasia rates are at their very highest. Here is how you can help:

1) Make a donation of any size to a local rescue. Every dollar will be used to pay adoption and veterinary fees to pull these animals out 

2) Thinking about getting a cat or dog? Now is the best time with the largest selection for every dog and cat breed imaginable. Visit to find your purrfect pet. Please ADOPT NOW!

3) Offer to temporarily foster or volunteer for a local rescue. Every animal that gets adopted or moved makes space for another one that might be euthanized.

4) We all know someone who says their pet was saved “on their last day”. Right now a pet’s last day is coming up quickly. If you feel badly about the animals and want to do something to help, please ACT NOW!
Sunday, July 8, 2018

4 Kind Things To Say And Do For Someone Who Has Lost A Beloved Pet

The hardest part of loving an animal is saying goodbye. It can be difficult for others to understand especially if they don’t have a pet. Still everyone wants to offer comfort to a grieving pet owner so here are four kind things you can say or do for someone who has lost a beloved pet:

1. I’m so sorry for your loss. 
A simple, heartfelt sentiment that acknowledges the pain the pet owner is in at this difficult time.

2. My favorite memory is...
Sharing something sweet, touching, and memorable about the lost pet will bring a smile to the owner.

3. Offer something in memory of the pet. A donation to their favorite rescue, a candle lit in memory on Rainbow Bridge or send a card acknowledging the loss.

4. Give them a hug
Sometimes no words are the best way to show your support. 
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hot Pavement Warning! Shoes or Booties For Dogs Can Help

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Hurry! A heat wave is already in some parts of the country and a heat warning is is in place for the West Coast this week. Please look on your favorite pet retailer’s website for shoes or booties for your dog! If the pavement is too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for their paws! We bought Legend Kurgo Step and Strobe shoes on @chewy and they delivered very quickly! They have a large assortment of booties but we purchased the shoes because they tend to stay on better. But please don’t assume paw pads are sufficient on hot pavements. Try to avoid the black pavement and stick with grass and sidewalks wherever possible.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Keep Your Pet Inside On July 4th

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July 5th is the worst day all year for every animal shelter in America. Every shelter is overflowing with lost animals who became so frightened from the fireworks that they broke out of their fences, yards and normal surroundings in sheer terror. Please take a moment NOW and plan ahead. Where will your pet be on July 4th? Is your ID tag current? Even the most well meaning pet owners don’t realize that their pet’s life is at stake on July 4th. Keep your pets inside!