Sunday, December 31, 2017

Natural Remedy For Asthma in Cats and Dogs

Asthma and Immune Support Kit
Does your pet have the potentially life-threatening condition Asthma?

Asthma is essentially an allergic reaction from exposure to an environmental allergen. Feline Asthma is much more common, but dogs can suffer from asthma too. The most common clue is breathing difficulty from inflammation and mucus build-up that can block their airway. Seek veterinary help right away if you see signs of coughing and wheezing, loss of energy, and in severe case, if  the gums are pale or blue.

Common allergens that can cause asthma attacks are: smoke, household cleaners, air fresheners and perfumes, burning candles and other airborne pollutants. A little prevention can go a long way in helping your pet avoid attacks. Try to make your asthmatic pet’s living environment an allergen free zone. Avoid using toxic cleaners, strong perfumes and smoking near your pet and remove sources of airborne allergens such as dusty carpets, pollen producing plants, and mold.

Feeding a hypoallergenic diet along with a using our Asthma Support Kit can greatly help.

Asthma and Immune Support Kit- Trio of three liquid immune support formulas that provide gentle, natural support for pets with asthma. Can be used in combination with asthma medication. Clears up sinuses, nasal tract and improves breathing.
  • NotaSAN- Anti-inflammatory, anti-infection formula.  These homeopathic drops are especially helpful for relieving allergy symptoms.  
  • QuentaSAN to relieve nasal and sinus discharge, upper respiratory infections, coughing and infection. Works best when used along with NotaSan drops.
  • Silver Immune-Broad spectrum antimicrobial that can be used along with antibiotics. Safe for young kittens with upper respiratory infections. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Labrador With Joint Stiffness Improves With Natural Remedies


"Thanks for the Arthritis Joint Support Kit  supplement recommendation.  Callie has been on it for 30 days and we have seen an improvement in her being able to get up and not being so stiff. Just placed another order.  Attached is a photo from our Christmas Eve outing to the beach. She had a great time running on the beach!!! Teri-California

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Pets Are Creatures of Habits And Need A Regular Schedule

Both cats and dogs are creatures of habit and without a routine they can develop behavior problems that can be hard to correct.  For example, some pet owners have adult dogs that still have "accidents" in the house because the pet wasn't let out routinely and/or was allowed to get away with it "just this one time".  Establishing a set routine for eating, activities, sleeping and bathroom breaks can be a key step in having a well-behaved pet. A schedule and consistent rules can teach your pet what to expect and by whom; creating a sense of safety and security. 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Are the Holidays a Good Time to Adopt a Pet?

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What child has not asked for a pet for Christmas? However,  is giving a pet for Christmas a good idea?  In the past, many shelters and rescues discouraged adopting a pet as a child’s Christmas present and for good reason. All too often a pet is the unfortunate victim of the “shiny toy syndrome”.  After the excitement wears off, and the reality of what it takes to care for a pet sinks in, many pets are left lonely and ignored or worse yet finds themselves back in a shelter. Even worse, many pet owners get puppies at the holidays and then realize that they grow into a big adult dog that need to be trained.  However, this does not always have to be the case; with education and through screening, more pets can be saved and find their forever home during the holiday season.

The first step is to determine if the child is ready for a pet? Their age, time and activity level all should be considered and don’t forget to consider your ability to commit too. The second step is to research types of pets, different breeds, their needs and temperament. These two steps can be key to a successful adoption.  Also, education on the responsibility of pet ownership can help a family understand that this is a life commitment and ensure they are ready for the long haul. With this information a family can better determine if the time is right to adopt and what pet would best fit into their family. 
Monday, December 25, 2017

Top Dog and Cat Names of 2017

Most Popular Dog and Cat Names of 2017


As the year comes to a close, we thought it would be fun to list the most popular dog and cat names for 2017.  Here is what pet owners were most likely to name their pets this year!  Which is your favorite?

Top Female Cat Names
Top Male
Cat Names

1.       Nala
1.       Simba
2.       Bella
2.       Milo
3.       Luna
3.       Tiger
4.       Abby
4.       Oreo
5.       Daisy
5.       Bear


Top Female Dog Names
Top Male
Dog Names

1.       Bella
1.       Max
2.       Lucy
2.       Charlie
3.       Daisy
3.       Cooper
4.       Luna
4.       Buddy
5.       Lola
5.       Jack




Friday, December 22, 2017

Talk To Your Pets About What To Expect During The Holidays


Guest Post by Bonnie Taplin

Ever wonder what your pets really think about the holidays?  You may be asking--what could they possibly be “thinking” about at all?!  As an Animal Communicator, I can assure you, there is no question whatsoever that animals have thoughts.  And what about all the excitement (aka “stress”) over parties, bringing home packages/gifts, guests arriving, and the hustle-bustle of all that holiday time involves?  It’s one of the most special times of the year — but some household changes can cause distress in our pets.  

Animals are creatures of habit, and disruptions to their daily schedules can result in behavioral changes or health issues.  Possible scenarios include toileting in inappropriate places, unusual aggressiveness, or eating concerns.  With almost 12 years of experience listening to and talking with animals, I have heard some very interesting stories.  I recall a request from a returning client who contacted me just after Christmas.  Her 10-year old Yorkie suddenly became lame, with no apparent cause.  When I spoke with little Tiger, he explained that on Christmas, he overheard a visiting family member commenting on how much he had aged.  Consequently, he believed that he must be so old, that he couldn’t walk!  After doing some energy healing on him, I explained that he was completely able to walk again…and he did!

Just like we humans have different reactions to stressful situations, so do the animals.   The best we can do when new or stressful situations occur in our lives, to help our pets stay healthy and happy, is  TALK to them!  Explain as you would with a young child exactly what you expect to take place.

How to Keep Your Pets Comfortable and Happy During The Holidays

1.       Talk to your pet about what events will be happening
2.       Explain to your pet any possible changes to their daily routine
3.       Tell your pet in advance where their bed, bowls, litter box, etc.,
  will be – don’t just move the items
4.       To reassure your pet that everything will be ok, remain calm and stay positive


Bonnie Taplin is an intuitive and caring Animal Communicator who is available for affordable consultations to pet parents by telephone or in person.  For more information, please call Bonnie at (949) 636-5500 or visit her website www.bonnietaplin.com  Wishing you and your pets a safe and happy holiday season!
Monday, December 18, 2017

In Loving Memory Of Donna Jean Davis

In loving memory of our Mother Donna who passed away last night. Donna was an incredibly dedicated mother to her 5 children, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was passionate about her family and managed to keep an impeccable home in spite of 5 rambunctious kids. Donna Jean Davis was born in Genoa Wisconsin and followed her dream to go west eventually setting up family life in Arvada, Colorado. Donna loved nature, animals, cooking and especially the mountains. She adored her 6 siblings with whom she remained close. Our Precious Donna will be missed by all and will live forever in our hearts.

 Prayer For Mom:

We Remember Them by Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; We remember them.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring; We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer; We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn; We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends; We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as We remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength; We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart; We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make; We remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs; We remember them.
For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as, We remember them.
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tips For Getting A Great Holiday Photo With Your Pet

Here are a few tips to get a great photo with your pet!

  • Help your pet relax- Before the photo session begins give your pet lots of attention, let them play with a favorite toy or give them a treat.
  • Get their attention- Try to get their attention by making an interesting sound (a squeaky toy often works well) but resist calling your pet's name, or they may come running to you.
  • Don’t use a flash- Use the manual settings on your camera to adjust lighting or choose to take the photos outside in the natural daylight or your pet could wind up with glaring eyes.
  • As an alternative to taking the photo yourself, many rescues and charities offer Photos with Santa at a reasonable cost.  This gives you a great photo and helps save the life of a needy pet.
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Best Hemp CBD Oil For Pets

 CW Paws Hemp Oil
USA Grown Organic

Ask Ariel carefully researches and tests the products we recommend.  After trying over 10 different CBD formulas, working with 4 holistic vets, Ask Ariel is proud to introduce the CW Paws formula. The CBD market is like the Wild Wild West---there are hundreds of formulas and most of the products are inconsistent, not rigorously tested and use imported ingredients.   Most pet owners who have been very conscientious about not giving their pets food from China, for example, might not realize that much of the CBD from Hemp on the market today is imported.  

Ingredients


1 Fl oz. (30 ml)
MCT Fractionated Coconut Oil and 750 mg hemp CO2 Extract per bottle
Approx. 25 mg CBD per 1 ml

Mix into your pet's food or add drops directly to mouth.
What is CBD From Hemp?
Both marijuana and hemp are classified as cannabis and contain CBD. However, the CBD derived from the two plants are very different.  CBD derived from marijuana contains a high amount of THC which is a psychoactive and produces a euphoria feeling. Hemp CBD has only trace amounts of THC and has the benefits without the unpleasant side effects and psychoactive response. Pet owners have used CBD for a wide range of medical and behavioral issues with their pets.

Dogs may benefit from CW Paws Hemp Oil for:
·         Cancer
·         Epileptic Seizures
·         Pacing, anxiety or inability to relax
·         Pain from arthritis
·         Muscle spasms
·         Recovery from surgery or illness


Cats may benefit from CW Paws Hemp Oil for:
·         Poor appetite
·         Anxiety
·         Stress
·         Aggressiveness
·         Constant hiding
·         Pain management

Why CW Paws Hemp Oil from Charlotte's Web?
When it comes to CBD, you get what you pay for in terms of purity, quality and efficacy. Charlotte's Web controls the manufacturing process every step of the way.  The hemp is grown in Colorado using organic farming methods and the entire plant is extracted giving your pet the full spectrum of cannabinoids.  In fact, Charlotte's Web FDA registered manufacturing facility was awarded the Mérieux NutriSciences Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) CertificationEvery bottle of Charlotte's Web contains a batch number with a certificate of analysis.  Being GMP certified ensures that the product is third party tested for potency and purity and guarantees that the product provides what it says on the label.  Unfortunately, most CBD is over refined with chemicals and may contain more THC than indicated which can cause problems for your pet.  

The Charlotte’s Web Story
CW Hemp is a family owned Colorado Company and the exclusive provider of Charlotte's Web, the World's Most Trusted Hemp Extract. Founded by the Stanley Brothers of Colorado, CW Hemp leads the industry in quality, safety, consistency and social responsibility to support thousands of lives daily through the use of Charlotte's Web.*  Charlotte's Web is named after a very special child with Dravet  syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy and her amazing mother Paige who never gave up on her daughter.  If you are not familiar with this miraculous story of the healing power of hemp, it is a must read.

CW Paws is An Excellent Value 
We are recommending the CW Paws for pets over 10 pounds.  Pets under 10 pounds can use the product but it is very concentrated and harder to dose.  In addition to its consistency and rigorous testing for efficacy, CW Paws delivers much more CBD per mL than any other pet formula.  Compare most pet formulas and you will see that the total CBD in the entire bottle is usually between 100 and 200 mg (and who knows how much THC and chemicals!). This this can mean a difference of about 2-3 mg per mL in most pet products vs. CW Paws with 12.5 mg. There are 20 drops per mL.

Monday, December 11, 2017

What Does It Mean When Your Dog Yawns?

What does it mean when your dog repeatedly yawns? Are they just tired? Perhaps, but there are many possible reasons for repeated yawning and it can signal different things.  Yawning was thought to be a way to replenish oxygen to the brain, but more recent studies have found it to be a means of communicating. 

Dog yawning could mean:

Stress or Anxiousness
Often you will notice that your pup yawns when they are in a stressful situation, such as: a visit to the veterinarian’s office, traveling, getting groomed, or visiting an unknown place. The act of yawning is used as a calming signal for themselves, but also to let you know they are not comfortable in the situation. Conversely, being too excited in a positive situation or place can also trigger yawning. The over excitement is also a stressor to their system and the yawning is a way to calm themselves down.

If you find your pet yawns often and it is stress induced using Psy-Stabil can help. It is a gentle calming formula for both dogs (and cats). It works over time to help your stressed pet “cope” better with triggers that cause anxiety.

Indifference
The yawning may also be communicating indifference to a situation.  It has been observed in both domestic and wild canines that they will yawn to diffuse a situation. If your pooch is an alpha dog, yawning is a signal to calm other dogs or in the case of a submissive dog, it may to show they do not want to engage.

Contagious
We all do it…one person it the group yawns then the entire group follows. Dogs also respond to other dogs yawning, but most interesting is that they will also respond to human yawning, especially if it is someone well known to them.

Can Cats See In The Dark?

Have you ever wondered what your cat sees at night? Can they really can see in the dark?

It is certain that cats see things very differently then you and I, but contrary to widespread belief, those glowing eyes cannot see in total darkness.  They can, however, see quite well in dim light. It is believed that eyesight has developed for survival purposes in both cats and humans. In nature, cats were nocturnal hunters and as such their eyesight developed to see in the night, so they can catch their prey. Human survival required us to see detail and colors as we were more fruit-eating diurnal animals and needed to discern what produce was right for eating.

Here is a comparison on what a cat sees vs. a human in dim light:

However, seeing better in the dark is not the only special ability of cat's eyes; cats also use their eyes to give "kisses". If you have found your cat staring at you and then they slowly blink consider yourself special... your cat just gave you a kiss.



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nest Veterinary Neurology in San Clemente

 NEST

Just wanted to spread the word to Southern California pet owners about Dr. Michelle Murray, a board certified neurologist who just opened her practice in San Clemente NEST Veterinary Neurology Legend and I went to see her regarding his seizures and she was compassionate, knowledgeable and spent a lot of time with us. For any pet owner who has ever gone to a specialty veterinary clinic, the contrast in care was dramatic. This is a low stress place to take your pet for the following: medical neurology, neurosurgery, advanced imaging (digital radiography and MRI on site), and rehabilitation. We highly recommend Dr. Murray and the wonderful staff and services.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Natural Treatments For Feline Megacolon and Constipation

Megacolon is a condition that can affect cats at any age, but most often affects older male cats. The condition is characterized by distended colon walls as a result of excess waste accumulation in the bowel, enlarging the colon.  Motility in the colon is very poor making it very difficult for the cat to have a bowel movement.  The stool can become dry, hard and impacted, often requiring medical intervention to remove the blockage.  The main goal in treating megacolon is to try to manage the condition to prevent another blockage. 

Natural Treatments For MegaColon
Oral laxatives and stool softeners are often prescribed by veterinarians to keep stool moving.  Pet owners can use some holistic treatments as well to try to help.  A change in diet and a few supplements can help cats with megacolon.   Cats can be intolerant of many common foods such as poultry or grains so feeding a hypoallergenic, moisture rich diet is essential.  When cats eat foods they are intolerant of or allergic to, this can cause inflammation making the constipation symptoms worse.  Adding a few natural fiber sources such as canned pumpkin, vegetables (if your kitty will eat them) and ground flaxseed is important.   Amazing Omegas can also help to reduce inflammation and has a
"side effect" of causing loose stool.   Power Probiotic for Pets  gives the colon support with friendly bacteria that  support normal bowel movements.  The Liver/Gallbladder Support Formula

can stimulate bile flow and help cleanse the liver which may help with this condition.

If your cat has megacolon, please include your cat's diet on the order form at checkout.  Diet is a huge issue when it comes to digestive problems.  Even though a cat may have eaten the same diet all his life, the inflammation could have been building for years.   Based on the information you provide about your cat on the order form at checkout, we can include a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.


New AskAriel.com Website Launched


We received your feedback and are so excited to launch our new and improved holistic pet supplements website!  The new website is mobile responsive, easier to navigate and more convenient for checkout while using your phone.  AskAriel.com has been helping pet owners find the best supplements for their cats and dogs since 2005.  Our natural remedies for pets have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005.  Our herbal pet remedies are third-party tested for purity and use ingredients made in the USA. 

If you have questions or need help for your pet, please email us at support@askariel.com   Please know we cannot provide veterinary advice but our library of articles contains detailed information on how you can help your pet with nutrition and natural supplements to feel much better!  Our company is based in Southern California and we ship promptly nationwide.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Looking For A Special Gift For An Animal Lover?

Holiday Probiotic Gift Bag 

Need a unique gift for a precious pet or animal lover?

Give the gift of good health with these 
hand-wrapped Probiotic gift bags

They make great stocking stuffers and are a perfect holiday gift for pet lovers!

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Holiday Dog Gift with Red Bow

Includes Power Probiotics for Pets and Dog Toy

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Holiday Cat Gift with Blue Bow
Includes Power Probiotics for Pets and Cat Toy

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Holiday Cat Gift with Red Bow
Includes Power Probiotics for Pets and Cat Toy

Special Price: $34.75

***Limited Quantity*** 
Available While Supplies Last
Friday, December 1, 2017

Pet Psychic Bonnie Taplin Suggests Gratitude When Our Pets Are Sick

The holidays are wonderful in many ways but can also be a time when we experience stress, grief, disappointment and longing for a lost loved one. I would like to credit Bonnie Taplin, Pet Psychic of www.BonnieTaplin.com for this special tip. Our beautiful Legend has been going through some very difficult times with his seizures in spite of all of our efforts. It has been painful and disappointing that our beloved dog isn’t able to enjoy life the way he used to and that we haven’t been able to help him as much as we would like. The seizures are unpredictable, stressful and anxiety provoking because we never one when one could happen. Bonnie talked to us about being grateful for all the special moments that we do have and using our thanks to guide us and give us strength. Bonnie pointed out that there is clinical research that GRATITUDE can actually improve brain function (it stimulates dopamine which can elicit a pleasurable happy feeling). It works! Many of you have sick pets or family members. Please remember to be thankful for every precious moment. Sending our love and gratitude to all