Thursday, February 28, 2013

What Does My Pet Really Want?


What Does My Pet Really Want?
By Bonnie Taplin, M.A., Animal Communicator & Psychic Medium 

What could our dog/cat/horse/bird (or any other pet) possibly want when we give them a loving home, yummy food to eat, and plenty of toys to play with? As you may guess, the answer to that question varies with the type of animal and the life he/she leads. Many pet owners I have met tell me that they believe their pets are “spoiled” and have pretty much everything they need. But, in my experience, the bottom line, and basic need, for any animal is simple: unconditional love – to give and to receive. What, then, does “unconditional love” really mean to an animal? With my professional background in Early Childhood Education, I have learned that fulfilling children’s needs is based on love through respect and understanding. As an Animal Communicator, I have discovered that it is no different for animals! You may wonder, how would we give respect and understanding to our animals – they probably don’t even know what that means! Guess what? They do! Animals of all kinds are actually highly intuitive and “get” so much more than many people might imagine. They have shown me that they have the same emotions as humans, but more intensely! For example, what about the family dog who starts “looking depressed” when the suitcases come out for an upcoming vacation? Or, what about the cat who stops using the litter box when a new pet is brought into the home? Has anyone thought to tell their pet about any changes taking place in the home? Usually, no. I strongly urge my clients to keep their pets informed and “in the loop” about what’s happening in their lives. Just like with any other (human) family member, it’s important to let your pets in on what events will be taking place, big or small -- because they actually already know but lack details, such as who is coming or going, what food changes are taking place, etc., and by doing so, telling them that they are a valued member of the household. Acknowledgment can be so powerful – even to our pets.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pet Loss and Grief Support in Orange County, CA

 A Grief and Loss Gathering:
Making Connections to Your Loved Ones 
in Spirit

Orange County, CA

facilitated by

Bonnie Taplin, M.A.

When:   Sunday February 24, 2013
          2 -3:30 pm (may run later)

Where:   Circles of Light Healing Center*
24351 Moulton Parkway ~ Conference Room
(Turn on Via Campo Verde - 1st driveway on right)
Laguna Woods, CA  92637

At this event, Bonnie will present helpful information on the topic of transition into spirit, designed to help you heal and to find comfort and peace of mind when mourning the loss of a loved one; you will also have an opportunity to hear messages from Spirit (people or pets), as Bonnie connects with the Other Side. 

Please note:  there is never a guarantee that a connection to a certain person/pet will be made.

$20 Suggested Cost 

Bonnie has studied and participated in metaphysics and spiritual work for over 35 years. Her mission is to help people find healing by connecting with their loved ones – people or pets.   Bonnie is an Animal Communicator, Psychic Medium, Ordained Minister, and Energy Healer (with certificates in the healing modalities of Reiki and ThetaHealing™).  She also has an extensive background in the field of Early Childhood Education and holds a Master’s Degree in Child Development.  For further info about Bonnie and her work, please visit

*Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please contact Bonnie at
(949)636-5500 or

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Memorial to Beautiful Boxer Layla

The Stubblefields, long-term friends of Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist said goodbye to their beloved boxer Layla.  What a beautiful and cherished pet.  She will be missed.
What a Life!
Layla Stubblefield, a 12 year old Boxer will be missed by all the lives she has touched. To her family she wasn't just a dog, she was a family member and a best friend. Some of her favorite activities were running on the beach, chasing the bike and skateboard,enjoying gourmet home cooked meals, going to work and greeting the UPS driver in hopes of a treat,weekly visits to our local Three Dog Bakery for more treats, and being loved each and everyday by her family and friends.

A special Thank You to all who provided such wonderful care and attention to our girl, Layla.

Your soul and memories will be with us forever!

RIP...February 27, 2001 - January 30, 2013  Rob and Jen Stubblefield

Friday, February 1, 2013

Golden Retriever Swims in the Pool and Scratches A Lot

Q: Our golden retriever swims in our pool all the time.  He scratches a lot.  His coat is really dry and he has a smelly ears.  Could the chlorine in the pool water be affecting his coat?

A:  Chlorine in the pool water can definitely dry out your golden retriever's coat.  It's really important to give your dog Amazing Omegas to help his coat right away.  You need a powerful omega 3 fish oil that will stop the scratching and dandruff.  Try to wash your dog with water after he goes in the pool.  Also, for the smelly ears, use the Power Probiotic.

When dogs have smelly ears, it is often an indication of an ear infection.  Be sure to get your dog checked by a veterinarian.  Also, use the Power Probiotic regularly to prevent yeast overgrowth.  Chlorine can promote yeast so the Power Probiotic will help to promote healthy bacteria in the intestinal tract especially since your dog swallows the chlorine water.