Friday, June 30, 2017

How To Include Antioxidants In Your Pet's Diet

Most most pet owners have heard that antioxidants are important for their pets but don't really understand why. Antioxidants are not another gimic. Pets frequently need extra antioxidants beyond what is in their food. Including antioxidants in their regimen will extend the quality of their lives as well as their longevity. Antioxidants are essential nutrients that slow the destructive aging process on the cellular level. Antioxidants inhibit the oxidation process which creates "free radicals".

How To Give Your Pet Antioxidants

Include "live" fresh food to your pet's diet. This is why we recommend green vegetables, squash, berries and raw frozen diets. Avoid dry food as it lacks enzymes, viable antioxidants and is very high in overprocessed starchy carbs. Since antioxidants and vitamins are lost in cooking, raw freeze dried food is a better choice than dry food, when fresh food isn't possible.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Golden Retriever With Canine Lymphoma Outlives Prognosis

"Riley, my wonderful golden retriever and best friend was diagnosed with lymphoma at 6 years old..  He was given 6 months or less to live.  Our oncologist gave me Susan's card and I called her immediately.  She helped me change his diet and suggested supplements that would help.  We did all this and amazingly he lived 18 more months.  He tolerated the chemo extremely well and for a time even went into remission.  The cancer center was so amazed by his progress they named him their "wonder dog" !

Thank you Susan for giving me those 18 months.  They were filled with Riley feeling good, energetic and playful.   We took long walks and runs by the beach and lots of fun play time and of course lots of love.  Riley and I never would have had this time if it were not for Susan's holistic care which used with the cancer treatment gave Harley good quality time."  Cheri, San Diego

Some Of The Products Riley Used: Resveratrol For Dogs, Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Relief, Amazing Omegas, Renelix
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog Teaches Fire Safety

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Meet Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog who with, Dayna Hilton, a certified Fire and Life Safety Educator II and Firefighter II, travels all around the country teaching fire safety to children and their caretakers.  They are part of the Johnson County RFD 1 in Clarksville, Arkansas and they would like you to remember the following safety tips (especially during the busy summer fire season).  

1. Firefighters are your friends and help you stay safe. They have been trained to put out fires and rescue people.
2. Children should stay away from things that are hot which can burn them. Some examples: matches,  lighters, hot stoves, and BBQs to name a few, but there are many other things too.
3. Smoke alarms are there to keep you safe. Be sure yours are properly working.  Make sure children know the sound and that it means to GET OUT!
4. Have an escape map...know two ways to get out of your home or building and have a place outside to meet up.  Make sure it is a safe distance away from your residence.
5. In case of fire, crawl out on your hands and knees, below the smoke, where the air is cleaner and cooler.

You can learn more about Sparkles and fire safety by visiting their website, which has fun videos and activities for children:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Urgent: Volunteers Needed - LA Animal Services

The Los Angeles Animal Shelters need your help!  YOU can make that life-saving difference by fostering for four days or more or adopting in advance of July 4thUnfortunately many pet owners leave their pets outside on July4th and the loud sounds of the fireworks terrify the animals who run in fear.  Many can't find their way home and end up at the municipal shelters.  Over the last three years, the Los Angeles shelters took in over 1,000 animals each year between July 2 and July 6. These pets are counting on us to help reunite them with their families, but often this takes time and that is where your help is needed.  Thus, municipal shelters sadly become a death zone as many animals become euthanized since there is nowhere to put them!  More animals are euthanized during the July 4th holiday period than any other time of the year.  What's worse, is summer overall is the worst time at the shelters as people often go on vacation and decide to relinquish their pet to avoid having to pay for boarding......again, causing the shelters to have a huge influx of animals.

The LA shelter has wonderful dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and sizes waiting to be your temporary companion or best friend forever.   When you offer to temporarily foster, you are saving two lives, the pet you are caring for and the pet who was given a space at the shelter.

To volunteer to foster, print your application at or go to the Los Angeles Animal Shelter nearest you and ask for a Foster Volunteer application.  Take your completed form to the shelter nearest you.  You can also view some of the wonderful dogs and cats that are available for the Foster Program on the LA Animal Services Facebook page:   For more information, please call:  (888) 452-7381.  If you don't live in Los Angeles and would like to help homeless pets in your area, please look up the nearest location of an animal shelter near you.  An animal's life is depending upon you!

Locations of LA Animal Services Shelters: 

South LA, Chesterfield Square Shelter

1850 W. 60th St., Los Angeles, 90047
West LA Shelter
11361 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90064
West Valley Shelter
20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, 91311
East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, 91405
Harbor Shelter
957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, 90731
North Central Shelter
3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, 90031
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Healthy Cats Benefit From Vertical Space

Vertical space gives kitties areas for safety, comfort and fun. Providing your cat with vertical options is essential, especially in a multicat household. Cat trees and furniture address the instinctual needs of cats to climb and seek different heights. It can help relieve any stress your cat can develop from sharing her territory with other pets and people in the home.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Hot Asphalt Warning: Don't Let Your Dog's Paws Get Burned

Summer is heating up and in many parts of the country temperatures are reaching triple digits. With the increased temperatures, your pet faces additional dangers. We often hear about the danger of leaving a pet in a hot car, but many pet owners do not realize the danger of their pet's paws being severely burned from simply walking on hot asphalt. Many dogs love their daily walks and are eager to go, regardless of the conditions, but if you notice them being antsy of refusing to walk, it might be the asphalt is too hot.  A good test is to place your barefoot (or hand) on the asphalt and if you cannot keep it there for 5 seconds it is too hot for your dog. It is also important to remember that it takes hours for the asphalt to cool down, so even if the air temperature has dropped, still check to see if it might be too hot.  Try to walk your dog in the early morning hours, in the shade and on grass (which is cooler). You also might want to consider buying protective booties for their paws.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Diet For Dogs and Cats With Bladder Infections

Is your pet getting frequent UTIs? Symptoms of a urinary tract or bladder infection include: frequent urination, urinating outside the litter box, blood in the urine, excessive water intake, licking at the genitals and accidents in the house.  UTIs are painful and can often be prevented with a change of diet and a few supplements. Pets with recurring UTIs need a high moisture, low carbohydrate diet using a novel protein. Raw frozen diets are very helpful. Dry kibble is high in carbohydrates and food allergens such as poultry can weaken immunity--making your pet more susceptible to getting another infection. To learn more about how to prevent recurring UTIs, please click on this link  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Natural Treatments For Feline Intestinal Lymphoma

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One of the most common forms of cancer in cats is feline lymphoma.   Feline lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the lymphocyte cells and most often affects older cats, but can affect cats of any age.  Feline lymphoma has many different forms and can show up in any part of the body, but the most common form is intestinal (alimentary) lymphoma.  Cats that have had exposure to either feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are at higher risk in developing feline lymphoma. Also, recent studies show a link between regular exposure to tobacco smoke and an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal lymphoma.

Cancer in cats may be hard to detect because cats tend to hide disease well. Young cats may show signs of difficulty breathing as the mass in a young cat is frequently in the chest cavity.  Older cats develop the tumor in their intestines quite commonly.  Symptoms of intestinal lymphoma  can resemble IBD as symptoms include weight loss, malnutrition, diarrhea and vomiting.  If a diagnosis of intestinal lymphoma is determined, treatment often includes a combination of the following: surgery, chemotherapy, steroids, nutritional and supplemental support. 

Cats with intestinal lymphoma can benefit from the digestive support provided in the IBD kit which can improve digestion, absorption and relieve discomfort.  In addtion,  Gastro ULC can also be helpful in soothing an inflamed GI tract and reducing acid.  Oxicell provides important cancer-fighting antioxidants as does Curcumin For Pets.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Natural Treatments For Autoimmune Disease in Dogs and Cats

Autoimmune disease is common in cats and dogs. Pets can have unusual, seemingly unrelated symptoms making it difficult to diagnose. Examples: stomatitis, IBD, Pillow Paw. Steroids are the most common treatment but with an anti-inflammatory, low carb diet and a few supplements, you can greatly improve your pet's well being and reduce the need for steroids. Please click on the link to read our newsletter about natural treatments for autoimmune disease in dogs and cats.

Have a question about your pet?  Email us at  Please know we cannot provide any veterinary or consultative advice but we will be happy to provide you with articles so that you can make an informed decision about your pet's next steps.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Kidney Health Protein Support Formula Helps Senior Pets

Did You Know? As cats and dogs age, their kidney function declines. Thus, pets don't process toxins as efficiently as when they were younger. The risk of developing kidney disease increases with age and kidney disease is especially common in senior cats. Ask Ariel's Kidney Health Protein Support formula is specifically designed with protease enzymes that assist the body to naturally eliminate metabolic waste. You can use it along with Renelix to help detoxify your pet's kidneys.   To learn more about Kidney Health Protein Support Formula, please click here.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Food Allergies in Cats

 Did you know?  Many cats are allergic to or intolerant of both fish and poultry? Why is this an issue? The reason this is important is that most pet owners don't even know that it is the fish and poultry contributing to their cats illness. Is your cat vomiting, having diarrhea, suffering from chronic UTIs, stomatitis or Upper Respiratory Infections? If so then consider a "novel protein" diet. A novel protein is a protein source your cat hasn't eaten before such as venison or rabbit. Once an intolerant or allergic food is eliminated, your cat's immune system will get stronger. Of course, in transitioning diets, be sure the new novel protein diet is grain-free and use raw frozen, canned or freeze dried to eliminate the starchy carbs.  To read the entire article, click here

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Add Vegetables to Your Pet's Diet

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Pets need real, fresh vegetables in their diet. Not the fake kind with food coloring made to fool you into thinking you are giving your pet real nutrition. Both cats and dogs can benefit from carrots, greens and pumpkin. Vegetables may be served steamed, chopped, puréed or raw depending upon your pet's digestion and appetite. Vegetables offer vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes and antioxidants all of which can not only boost their health but can make them feel more satisfied after eating.
Friday, June 2, 2017

Come Home to Special Pet

No matter how bad your day, isn't it wonderful to come home to your special pet who is always happy to see you?
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Have a question about your pet? Ask Ariel's supplements have been used in veterinary hospitals since 2005.  Send an email to and our pet nutrition experts will be happy to assist you.  Please know we cannot provide veterinary advice but will be happy to include links to articles about how to treat a variety of pet conditions using natural supplements along with diet changes.