Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holistic Treatments for Dog and Cat Cancer

Cancer is a disease process in which healthy cells stop functioning properly and abnormal cells begin growing at an out of control rate. Normal cells grow, divide and die in an orderly fashion. Cancer cells grow and divide and instead of dying, outlive normal cells and continue to form new abnormal cells. Some cancer cells can travel to other parts of the body beyond where their development originated and again grow and replace the normal tissue. This process called metastasis occurs as the cancer cells travel through the blood stream or lymph vessels of our bodies. 

By far the best results can occur when patients use a combination of both conventional and holistic veterinary medicine when treating their pets with cancer. Regardless of the treatment protocol, a nutritious diet (click here to schedule a consultation for a holistic diet) and some carefully selected holistic supplements can only help to strengthen the pet and keep them feeling more comfortable. Research and education are key, as well as working with your veterinarian and other veterinary professionals to ensure that your pet is receiving all of the treatment alternatives possible—both conventional and holistic.

Holistic Supplements for Cancer in Dogs and Cats: 

 Pet Cancer Package - OncoPet + Immune Harmony


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Monday, October 29, 2012

Acid Stomach and Acid Reflux in Dogs and Cats

Acid Stomach and Acid Reflux in Dogs and Cats
It is quite common for cats and dogs to eat grass. Eating grass in and of itself is not a sign of anything as many pets like the taste and enjoy a little vegetation. Both healthy pets and sick pets will eat grass. It is the behaviors that accompany the grass eating that can be a sign of an acid stomach and digestive problems.
1) Is your pet "drawn" to the grass, showing signs of needing to get to the grass such as whining or pulling toward it?
2) Does your pet vomit hairballs or bile afterwards? Is your pet vomiting frequently?
3) Is your pet eating large amounts of grass?
Some grazing on grass is natural but when pets are specifically looking for it as if they really need it, this can be a sign of acid stomach or poor digestion. Many times pets reach for the grass as a way to make themselves vomit too. If you notice your pet is eating a lot of grass, then it's important to watch for other signs of digestive discomfort. If you notice your pet is having rumbling noises after eating, loose stool, gas, vomiting, bad breath or other signs of digestive discomfort, it is important to bring this to the attention of your veterinarian. Getting basic laboratory tests (e.g. blood panel and urine analysis) will provide valuable information, as acid stomach can be a symptom of a more serious health condition such as kidney or liver disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

3 Products to help Acid Stomach and Acid Reflux in Dogs and Cats: 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Golden Retriever Dog Scratching, Itching and Chewing Constantly!

Dear Ask Ariel:  Our 6 year old Golden Retriever Goldie  has been constantly scratching, itching and chewing on herself.  She licks on her paws until they bleed.  I give her flea medication and don't see any fleas.  When I bring her to the veterinarian, he gives her a cortisone shot which helps and
some antibiotics.  But, within a few weeks, it comes right back.  Any suggestions?  Besty

Dear Betsy:  So sorry Goldie is so uncomfortable and is scratching and itching constantly.  Right now we are in the itchiest part of the year in some places.  There is a lot of environmental allergens which can make our pets miserable.  Supplements such as AllerEaze, Proaller and Notatum can really help control allergic reactions in pets. It is very important to give your dog Omega 3s daily as part of Goldie's regular diet.  Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and are very helpful for allergies.  We highly recommend Amazing Omegas because the impurities in the fish oil have been removed.

Be sure that you are not giving Goldie any foods that she could be allergic to.  Certain foods promote a lot of allergies such as grains.  Grains are found in many dog treats and dog food.  Grains include rice, quinoa, corn, wheat, flour, wheat gluten etc.  You would be surprised how many dog treats have hidden sources of gluten and grains in them.  Many dogs can become very itchy after consuming grains.  Also, be sure to avoid dairy, beef, chicken and peanut butter as these can make dogs very itchy as well.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

AskAriel.com Launches a New Website

AskAriel.com launched a new site today that is a complete library of information about how holistic pet care can help your cat or dog.  There are many articles such as how to give your pet pills, how to stop scratching and itching as well as detailed discussions about various health conditions.  We heard your comments and hope this new site will making ordering our premium pet supplements easier and more convenient.   Please note that many of the links in the blog may not work due to the change in the site.  Please just visit

and you will be able to find the recommended products using the new Search function.
Friday, October 19, 2012

With Halloween approaching, please be extra careful to keep the candy and gum away from pesky paws.  Many pets will leap and stretch to reach some of our favorite snacks.  Any candy with chocolate is toxic for pets and so is gum if it contains Xylitol.  It is easy to leave a pack of gum sitting out on the counter or on a car seat.    Xylitol can have fast, fatal consequences because it can cause a precipitous drop in blood sugar (acute hypoglycemia) and/or liver failure.  Keeping the candy and gum stored in a secure cabinet will ensure that you and your pet have a safe and happy Halloween together!