Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yorkie's Bad Breath Can Be Helped Without Crunchy Dry Food

Q;  My 2 year yorkie has terrible breath.  I have been feeding him a premium dry food because I read that would help his teeth.  Can you recommend something for his bad breath?

A:  So glad you asked this question as this is a common myth about bad dog breath and eating "crunchy kibble".  One reason pet's can get bad breath is because they have acid stomach and undigested food in intestinal tract and stomach.  The pet could have food allergies or eating pet foods that contain fillers that are hard to digest. Dry food, as compared to high moisture raw, canned or homemade is much harder to digest AND it does not help with your yorkie's teeth.  What will help your yorkie's teeth and breath is using a high moisture, hypoallergenic diet and it is essential to use a few supplements to improve your dog's digestive health.  Power Probiotic and Soothing Digestive Relief Formula will help your yorkie digest his food and reduce stomach pain and intestinal discomfort that contribute to bad breath.  Also, Colostrum for Pets is an excellent option for preventing gingivitis and supporting periodontal health in dogs and cats.
Monday, August 26, 2013

Pet Nutrition Seminar in Orange County Sat Nov. 9th

Susan Blake Davis Pet Nutritionist with her rescue dog Legend

Is your dog endlessly scratching and itching? Is your cat vomiting? Has your pet been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or cancer? Is your pet limping due to arthritis

Learn how you can help your pet using natural, holistic pet care.  Susan Blake Davis will explain the best foods to feed your pet, nutritional supplements for common pet health issues and holistic treatments for acupuncture and chiropractic.

When:  Saturday November 9th  10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Where:  VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital
1 South Pointe
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Admission:  $12 donation to Shamrock Rescue
Proceeds will be donated to benefit homeless animals saved by Shamrock Rescue


RSVP:  support@askariel.com

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pet UTI Prevention Formula Back in Stock

Pet UTI Prevention Formula is back in stock!  Pet UTI Prevention helps prevent recurrences of UTIs in both cats and dogs.

 Veterinarian-Approved Remedy for UTIs Prevents Reinfection and Reduces the Need for Repeated Use of Antibiotics in Pets
Pet UTI Prevention Formula 60 capsules  (see ingredients below)

*Cleans bacteria and pathogens from the urinary tract, reducing the likelihood of reinfection
*Includes key nutrients such as cranberry, d-mannose and Uva Ursi proven to control bacteria
*Reduces irritation from UTI infections
*Relieves pain and discomfort with urination by reducing bacteria
*Used regularly, helps prevent future UTI infections
*No side effects reported by even sensitive pets, both cats and dogs
*Helps heal of the urinary tract and bladder

If your cat or dog is getting chronic urinary tract infections, it is essential to use the Pet UTI Prevention Formula.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Holistic Pet Supplements For Dogs and Cats in Orange County, CA

If you live in Orange County, CA, holistic pet supplements can be ordered from www.AskAriel.com and picked up locally to save on shipping costs.  Ask Ariel is now making weekly deliveries to VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital located at 1 South Pointe in Lake Forest.  You can purchase holistic pet supplements from www.AskAriel.com and have them delivered for pick up at the veterinary hospital.  Ask Ariel offers pet supplements for cats and dogs.  Best selling holistic remedies are Power Probiotic which is essential for all cats and dogs, especially puppies and kittens or pets that have digestive problems.  Puppies and kittens frequently have worms and parasites so using the Power Probiotic can keep their digestive tract and immune system healthy.  Amazing Omegas helps make a dog coat really shiny and is a great choice for dogs with dandruff and dry skin.  They are available for sale at the hospital and online at www.AskAriel.com  Finally, if your pet is prone to pancreatitis or has been diagnosed with liver disease, Lypozyme is a simple enzyme formula for cats and dogs that can be sprinkled on food.

Please be sure to email us at support@askariel.com to get on the mailing list so that you can receive notifications about when the next delivery is.  We can provide you with a coupon code so that you will not be charged for shipping and can pick up your order at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital in Lake Forest.   Note:  all supplements must be ordered online ahead of time through www.AskAriel.com  Supplements on the website are not at the vet hospital for purchase.   They need to be ordered in advance and dropped off. 
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Soothing Digestive Relief For Dog with Loose Stools and Tummy Rumbling

Many thanks to the Powers Family for sharing their experience with Soothing Digestive Relief http://www.askariel.com/product-p/104.htm "I want you to know that our rescue dog Mia was better OVERNIGHT when I gave her the Soothing Digestive Relief and within 48 hours she was totally back to her old self. She was so happy! We are all so happy that she is feeling like herself again, and her mood is much improved along with her stools!!! The Psystabil is also helping her become less fearful. She is very playful again. Thank you so very much!!! You guys rock!! Mia loves her new food, her supplements, and loves you for helping !! S. Powers WI
Thursday, August 15, 2013

P&G Recalls Dry Iam and Eukunuba Food

P & G Recall on certain Iams and Eukunuba dry food http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365154.htm?source=govdelivery due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. As you know, we recommend that both cats and dogs eat GRAIN-FREE, hypoallergenic diets. Raw frozen, freeze-dried and canned are best. Dry foods (even "grain-free) can contribute to digestive problems, urinary tract problems (especially in cats) and are not fresh, live foods. If you are feeding your pet any dry food, please consider upgrading to canned, raw or fresh. There is a common misconception that dry food is good for a pet's teeth but this is simply not true. What helps a pet's teeth is feeding a pH-balanced diet reducing the likelihood of acidic saliva.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Special SAMe Supplement Helps Siberian Husky With Hip Dysplasia

My rescued Siberian Husky Legend had a blast hiking in Big Bear over the weekend.  This was quite a miraculous feat as less than 2 months ago, Legend was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia.  Legend has always been a bit of a slow moving dog and was never as active as a normal Siberian Husky even at 1 year of age.  But, what we discovered is that dogs with hip dysplasia are stoic sufferers.  They have lived with the pain for so long and it is only when it becomes unbearable that their pain becomes very obvious.   Legend began limping, showing hesitation to get up, terrible lethargy and seemed very depressed.  He is only a 4 1/2 year old dog and we were heartbroken to see him this way.  We started him on acuscope treatments and had already had him on supplements such as Amazing Omegas and Amazing Arthrosoothe.  When we first got Legend, he couldn't even jump up on the couch but using the Omegas and Arthrosoothe quickly resolved that.  But, it was when we added Special SAMe to his supplement regimen, that we really noticed a significant improvement.  This formula is a synergistic blend of B Vitamins along with S-Adenosyl methionine (SAM-E).  The results are improving over time and he is getting more active each week.  Three weeks ago, he was not able to lift his leg up, but now he is.  We took him on a 3 mile hike up/down the mountain and took LOTS of breaks because of the high altitude.  We went slow and steady but to our delight, Legend was pulling like Huskies do!  We had seen scientific evidence about this product but are completely convinced it is doing miracles for Legend. 
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pet Psychic Special Summer Pricing Orange County, CA

Special Pricing on Pet Psychic Readings From Bonnie Taplin, www.bonnietaplin.com

Greetings, Friends!

I hope you've been having a wonderful summer and enjoying time off for travel or special occasions.

With Labor Day just around the corner, there is still time to host a group reading event or book a private session at reduced rates. As a summer special, I'm offering a discount of $5 off any session/event scheduled before September 1st. If you've never attended or hosted a group event with me, it's a perfect opportunity for friends to gather and share some laughter, light snacks, and fun.

Readings can provide interesting and helpful information about a special pet (living or passed), or even for yourself. Here are a few questions for you to consider:

Do you need help figuring out a pet's challenging behavior?
Have you (or a pet) been having unresolved health issues?
Could you use some comfort and healing from the loss of a beloved pet?
Are you looking for ways to overcome grief from the passing of a special person?
Would you like some spiritual guidance with your work life or love life?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Summer Pricing:
 per person for a group event: $20 (regularly $25)
 individual 30-minute sessions: $60 (regularly $65)
 individual 60-minute sessions: $105 (regularly $110)
 Healing session for yourself or a pet: $70 (regularly $75)

If you are interested in hosting a group event, simply gather a minimum of 6 people (for a 15-minute mini-reading each), and you get one at no charge! Or, if you'd like to schedule a private session, for yourself or a pet, please contact me soon to take advantage of this special offer!

 With love and gratitude, Bonnie Bonnie Taplin, M.A. Animal Communicator, Psychic Medium; Spiritual Teacher Orange County, CA  (949) 636-5500 www.bonnietaplin.com
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Honest Kitchen Hypoallergernic Treats for Dogs with Skin Allergies

If your dog is scratching and itching, it is important to change your dog's diet.  Avoid chicken, poultry, grains, beef, peanut butter and dairy.  In addition, it's essential for any dog that has allergies or that is scratching and itching, to add Amazing Omegas to the dog's food.  This is a highly therapeutic, purified oil recommended by many holistic veterinarians. 

Wondering what treats are "safe" to give a dog with allergies?  Here are two fish based treats that you might consider.

Monday, August 5, 2013

FDA Issues Warning About Oral Ketoconazole Yeast Medication Tablets

The FDA has issued a drug safety warning FOR PEOPLE regarding the drug Ketoconazole (oral tablets) which also happens to be a  prescription yeast medication often prescribed for pets.

FDA Drug Safety Podcast: FDA limits usage of Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral tablets due to potentially fatal liver injury and risk of drug interactions and adrenal gland problems


The podcast warns of the potential safety issues for people but this drug is widely prescribed for pets.  The podcast doesn't mention if the same effects on the liver and drug interactions would occur with dogs, but if your dog is using this medication, please contact your veterinarian. 

Yeast overgrowth can be successfully treated in dogs using a natural, holistic approach.  Yeast infections often accompany poor digestion and antibiotic or steroid use.  Dogs with environmental and food allergies will often develop skin and ear infections and the use of the antibiotics can lead to a vicious cycle with the yeast.   If your dog is suffering from chronic yeast infections, the first step is to change your dog's diet, limiting food allergens and carbohydrates.  Second, use a natural antifungal as an alternative to Ketoconazole such as K9 Yeast Defense and Power Probiotic  


Symptoms of dog yeast infections can include:

  • Odor in the ear
  • Colored discharge in the ear  (frequently brown or black)
  • Redness or swelling of ears or on the skin
  • Scratching at the ears
  • Chronic licking of genitals
  • Shaking head or ears
  • Licking paws, chewing on the fur
  • Chronic skin infections
Cats can get yeast infections as well and can benefit from Power Probiotic and Notatum.  Dogs with yeast infections are often eating foods that they are allergic to and/or that are high in carbohydrates.  For example, some pet owners may be feeding their dog a raw frozen diet but it contains poultry (big allergen) or the pet owner may giving the dog treats such as dried sweet potatoes which have a high sugar content.  To learn more about how to help your pet overcome chronic yeast infections, please click here

Friday, August 2, 2013
Dear Ask Ariel:  My doxie is on a homemade diet with cooked turkey and dehydrated veggies. I'm wondering if he's not digesting the cooked turkey well? He has itchy ears, runny eyes, gas, burping, squishy poop and is CONSTANTLY licking his boy parts. He's had blood work and urine done and nothing is wrong? Confusing!    Jordan

Dear Jordan:  There are a couple of issues going on here.  First of all, while we would like to think that cooking a homemade diet is optimal to using commercial food, this is not always the case.  Dehydrated vegetables for example, are much higher in carbohydrates and lack the vitality, nutrients and enzymes that fresh or steamed frozen vegetables would have.  Think of a comparison between a dried apricot and a fresh apricot--the sugar level is different.  More carbohydrates and sugar in the diet feed bacteria and yeast overgrowth in the diet.  Commercial frozen raw diets are now very balanced, fresh and highly nutritious, that unless there is a specific reason why you would need to use a homemade diet (e.g. a liver or kidney issue), then it is far better to use those along with some fresh vegetables and/or some homemade fish to round out the diet.  The raw foods are highly digestible and along with products such as K9 Digestive Enzymes, should really help firm up your dog's stool.

Second, turkey and all poultry is a big allergen.  If your dog has severe allergy symptoms, then you need to feed a novel protein source such as rabbit and fish.  Finally, right now is the height of allergy season.  So, supplements that would help your dog include Power Probiotic, K9 Yeast Defense, Notatum and AllerEaze.  You can find them on this link for allergy treatments.  The Power Probiotic is essential for all cats and dogs---it replenishes the natural "friendly bacteria" in the intestines which make up the majority of your dog's immune system.  Licking at the genitals is usually due to yeast overgrowth so using the K9 Yeast Defense along with the Power Probiotic should really help.  Use Notatum because it helps control odors, fight infection and works synergistically with the K9 Yeast Protocol.