Friday, April 20, 2018

Do Grain-Free Diets For Pets Work?




Many pet owners learn about grain-free diets for their cats and dogs after their pets experience health issues such as ear infections, IBS, allergies and more. Some pet owners just want to feed their pets a healthier diet. What are grains? Common grains in pet food include rice, quinoa, oats and wheat. Why avoid them? They are high in carbohydrates and cause inflammation. But grain-free is only the first step..... Many grain-free pet foods replace the grains with starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, chickpeas, lentils and pea flour. Pet owners may wonder why their pet is eating a grain-free diet yet still having symptoms such as itching and scratching, excessive licking, digestive problems? The reason is that these starchy carbohydrates still are too high in sugar and may be very hard to digest for some pets. 

Limiting carbohydrates by feeding a raw frozen diet or raw freeze dried (not the same as dehydrated which tend to also be high in carbohydrates) can help. Many canned foods are low in starchy carbohydrates but you need to carefully look at the ingredients to be sure that the diet is primarily animal or fish protein and vegetables. Feeding a diet that contains fresh ingredients with a hypoallergenic protein (e.g. rabbit) can give your pet much needed relief.

If your pet is having digestive issues or problems with scratching and allergies, please email us at support@askariel.com and we will be happy to help.  Please know we cannot provide veterinary advice but we can provide articles and information to help you make an informed decision.  Please include your pet's diet on the order form at checkout and our nutritionist will include a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with your product directions.
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Honoring Rescuers During National Volunteer Week


In honor of National Volunteer week, we would just like to thank ALL of the wonderful rescuers across this country and abroad who are dedicated so much of their time, money and effort to save and rescue the lives of countless abandoned, neglected and homeless animals. When I ran Ariel Rescue (100 years ago), there was NO INTERNET. Now we can see the animals available for adoption at the shelters but in those awful times, there were barely lists of animals "to be destroyed".Thanks for all the wonderful rescuers, we are saving so many more lives because of your dedication and grateful for the help of technology too!
Here we are at the Husky Haven of Los Angeles adoption event last weekend. So many terrific volunteers! A few people applied for dogs but careful screening (impulse adoptions NOT a good idea!) some extra steps are needed to ensure proper fencing and here's hoping a few of the nice families will follow up and adopt!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Natural Treatments For Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats


What is Pancreatitis and What Causes It in Dogs and Cats?
Pancreatitis in dogs and cats is inflammation and swelling of the pancreas. Both cats and dogs can develop pancreatitis at any age and it can occur in mild or severe forms. Depending upon the severity of the attack, your pet may need IV fluid therapy and medications for pain and inflammation.  The goal of the treatment is to give your pet’s digestive system complete rest so even water intake may be restricted.  Acute pancreatitis is the more severe form that can be deadly and needs immediate medical attention.

Pancreatitis in dogs and cats can be triggered by eating table scraps, a fatty or rich meal, spicy foods or even foods that your cat or dog isn't used to eating.  Being mindful about what you feed your pet can help (avoid trigger foods such as spicy or fatty table scraps) but also be careful to keep trash tightly closed as pets can get pancreatitis from eating spoiled food.


Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats


  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Pain or distention of the abdomen
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness or Lethargy


Natural Remedies for Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats


Three key components of the Pancreatitis Kit are all needed to work synergistically to help the pet digest and break down their food:

Lypozyme -a gentle digestive enzyme for dogs and cats that helps break down fats, protein and carbohydrates.  Lypozyme takes the workload off your pet’s pancreas by providing the enzymes readily available for digesting the incoming food. 

Power Probiotic-essential for all pets, but especially for those with a pancreatic condition.  Dogs and cats with pancreatitis need pet probiotics to maintain proper digestive health.  Power Probiotic repopulates good intestinal flora and supports your pet's bowel and immune health, reducing inflammation. Pure, safe and natural--absolutely no fillers!

Liver and Gallbladder Support Supplement for Pets -helps the liver break down fats and improves bile flow.  This helps the liver and pancreas work together to digest fats more easily and reduce inflammation.

Gastro ULC  -provides natural stomach acid relief, coating the stomach to relieve pain.  Many pets eat better after using Gastro ULC. 

Yorkie's Pancreatitis Improves Naturally!

Layla
"Layla is our Yorkshire Terrier who was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Our vet wanted Layla to be put on a canned prescription formula to manage this and I knew I couldn't do that because I didn't agree with the ingredients in these foods. I talked to a friend who had used Ask Ariel's products and diet suggestion in the past for her Yorkie with great success. Layla was put on Ask Ariel's Lypozyme and Power Probiotic along with the natural diet. Layla's Spec numbers went from 740 (under 400 is considered normal) in October, down to 164 in February...I recommend Ask Ariel to anyone I meet who is dealing with a dog with health issues."  
The Pluss Family

How to Avoid Pancreatitis Flare-Ups

Although Pancreatitis can be a deadly disease, it can be prevented. The best way to prevent a pancreatitis flare-up is to avoid giving your pet table scraps, keep them on a low fat diet and keep the trash tightly closed.  Have healthy, low fat treats such as a few small pieces of lean meat or baked fish, cooked or raw vegetables or low fat freeze dried fish or venison treats. Avoid treats with sugars such as molasses as that creates more work for the pancreas!  Make sure all family members and house guests understand the ramifications of giving table scraps.  Be sure trash is properly sealed and place any greasy cooking pans away from pesky paws.

If your pet is diagnosed with pancreatitis, it is important to use a low fat, high fiber diet to avoid any future flare-ups.  Many of these pets may also have food allergies, irritable bowel or elevation of the liver enzymes (e.g. sluggish bile flow).   Please include your pet's diet and health issues on the order form at checkout.  Ask Ariel will provide a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with your product directions.


Husky Recovers From Pancreatitis with Use of Natural Supplements

Emma

"We got some great news today...our 13 year old diabetic Siberian Husky "daughter" Emma just got a positive report regarding her pancreatitis.  Her levels, which were almost 1,000 are now normal.  I have got to credit your LypoZyme capsules for contributing to this.   Emma is also a "new dog" as far as her activity level is concerned and we can tell that she is feeling good.  You have a customer as long as we are blessed with Emma as a family member. The picture was taken only last week."   Errol -  Arizona  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Pets Need Routine And A Regular Schedule


Pets are creatures of habit and thrive on a regular schedule. With our hectic lifestyles it can be very difficult. Pets can become very stressed when their routine is varied and this can lead to sickness and disease. It can also lead to destructive behavior too. Try to feed your pets at the same time each day and give supplements and medicines on schedule. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you. (We all know how easy it is to forget what time it is.) If your work hours vary, see if a family member or neighbor can help feed the pet at the same time each day. When pets are concerned, a good routine means a healthy pet!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Colostrum And Probiotics Helps Pets With Worms And Parasites


Has your pet had a bout of worms, giardia or parasites? Puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable. Parasites, giardia and worms can create inflammation in your pet’s intestinal tract even after the medication has been completed. It’s important to help heal the intestinal lining to prevent recurrence and chronic gastrointestinal problems. Using Power Probiotic and Colostrum for Pets during or immediately after treatment for worms or parasites can help repair the intestinal lining and prevent recurrence.  Please note that these home remedies are not a substitute for the pet medications that kill worms and parasites but should be used in conjunction.
Monday, April 9, 2018

Natural Remedies For Pets With Chronic Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)


Lilly
Renee contacted us, in July 2013, upset and frustrated because at that time, she said “I have spent hundreds in the last two months. Lilly had a urinary tract infection (UTI) last month and now this month, she also had an infection last year. I need your help…”

Susan Davis, Pet Nutritionist, recommended changing her diet to a grain-free, hypoallergenic diet and using natural holistic supplements which would help reduce the potential for infection and improve her health overall. 
  
Renee used the following home remedies to help her dog Lilly with much success:

Pet UTI Prevention Formula- Acidifies the urine and helps clear bacteria and pathogens from the urinary tract, present in UTI infections, reduces inflammation and help promote healing.

Power Probiotic for PetBest Probiotic for dogs and cats!  Replenishes friendly bacteria in the digestive tract that has been killed off by antibiotics.  Pure and natural--no fillers!  A "must" for pets with a history of urinary tract ( or any type) infections. Helps to ward off repeat urinary tract infections.  

NotaSAN Drops – Natural homeopathic formula that controls inflammation and infections. Very helpful if your pet has been on antibiotics as it helps to prevent recurrence of an infection. Use with QuentaSAN for best results. Gentle, easy to administer and safe for long-term use.  

QuentaSAN Drops -Natural homeopathic formula that fights bacterial and viral infections. Use with NotaSAN to stop the cycle of chronic infections.  

Amazing Omegas for Pets A researched-backed, concentrated, therapeutic fish oil providing a powerhouse of Omega 3s in just a few drops.  These omega 3s can reduce inflammation and give relief from the uncomfortable symptom of UTIs.

Two years later we received this note from Renee
"Just want to say, "THANK YOU"!  THANK YOU”! Took your advice and had vet take urine with her fasting and her PH was 7 this month…Blood test and urinalysis came out good. (She has been UTI free since on your diet plan and supplements) Lilly was 8 years old last November 17, 2014.  She has battled UTI 's from spring of 2012 until I found you on the internet in July 2013.  I was a little skeptical at first, but I tried it anyway, and glad I did, as it worked.  You have helped Lilly much."  Renee and Lilly 2015

Lilly’s latest update

"My sweet little baby Lilly was eleven last November.  The Vet says she is in great shape. Thank you, Susan, for your diet and supplements for UTI's over several years ago.  The supplements are good quality and they work!” Renee and Lilly 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Why Are Raw Frozen Diets Beneficial For Cats and Dogs?

Raw Frozen Diets Contain Food In Its Natural State
When it comes to pet food, raw frozen diets are unmatched due to the wholesome and balanced nutrition they provide for cats and dogs.  These diets contain real meats, ground bones, vegetables and fats in their natural state.  Since the food has not been overprocessed or overheated,  they are highly digestible and pets absorb the nutrients leaving a lot less poop for you to pickup!  A raw frozen diet can improve digestion, help with allergies, strengthen immunity, improve your pet's coat quality and reduce inflammation. Raw frozen diets are the gold standard of pet nutrition for many pets but if your pet has any history of allergies or digestive issues, choose a hypoallergenic source of protein such as rabbit and transition slowly.   

If your pet is finicky or very sensitive, you can slowly introduce a raw frozen diet by starting with a companion product from the same brand in freeze dried form.  Examples:  Instinct and Stella and Chewys offer the same ingredients in their raw vs freeze dried diets.  Most pets love the taste of the freeze dried so you can start with small pieces and then include both raw and freeze dried in their bowl. 

In summary, raw frozen diets offer the following benefits to pets:

1) contain fresh real ingredients
2) easily digestible so your pet absorbs more of the nutrients
3) reduced poop
4) low in carbohydrates so reduces yeast and allergy symptoms
5) healthier gums and teeth
6) improved digestive health 


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Does Your Dog Have Gas? Tips To Give Your Dog Fast Relief


Does your dog's gas have you gasping for air? While an occasional stink bomb might be funny, if your dog's gas is regularly clearing the room, it's time to re-evaluate your pet's diet and overall digestion.  Excessive gas and/or burping can be a sign of a health issue.

Normal digestion produces gases in the intestinal tract.  However, foul smelling gas is often caused by bacteria when undigested food (that should have been broken down in the stomach or small intestine) reaches the colon.  Pets with poor digestion may suffer from bloating, indigestion, distension and discomfort.   Consuming the wrong food or poor digestion are the most common culprits causing your pet to suffer from gas (flatulence), indigestion and stomach aches. 

Giving your pet probiotics and digestive enzymes with every meal can reduce gas and indigestion.   The most helpful supplements for digestive issues and support are Soothing Digestive ReliefGastro ULCPower ProbioticK9 Digestive (bigger dogs), and Lypozyme (smaller pets both cats and dogs).  Diet changes are also essential.  Eliminating dry food which is high in starchy carbohydrates which can be hard to digest can help.  Avoiding food allergens can also bring a great deal of relief.

If your pet has gas, there is an easy solution:  change the diet and use a few enzyme and probiotics.  Please include your pet's diet on the order form at checkout  along with your  a pet's health issues and Ask Ariel will include a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.

Have a question about your pet?  Please feel free to email us at support@askariel.com  Please know we cannot provide any veterinary consultative advice.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Kidney Failure Treatment For Dogs and Cats

"Molly, our 13-year-old black lab was diagnosed with kidney disease and was given only a few months to live.  My husband and I were stunned with the diagnosis. Needless to say, we were not optimistic about her future. That weekend, we went to the Pet Expo in Baltimore and were lucky enough to talk to a vendor who recommended we contact AskAriel.com  We used Renelix , the Kidney Health Formula and Amazing Omegas.  We've been treating her with these supplements, following the Ask Ariel diet suggestions,  in addition to administering sub-q fluids and 5 months later Molly is still eating, drinking and very much full of life. We know that she is still with us because of Susan Davis, her expertise and compassion and the Ask Ariel supplements.  We are so grateful we found Susan and AskAriel and have already started our younger dog, Brandy on the Amazing Omegas." 

Jennifer S.   Maryland 

Kidney failure can come on suddenly, but there are some subtle warning signs.  

If your pet shows any of these symptoms of kidney disease, even if your pet still seems to be ok, take your pet in for laboratory testing!  Many times the full effects of kidney disease don't appear outwardly until the kidneys are already beginning to fail.  The best time you can help your pet is when chronic renal failure (CRF) is caught in the early stages.  


   Kidney disease signs
Kidney failure can be a challenging disease to manage 

It is also the most commonly diagnosed disease when a pet is in their senior years.  Some young pets have a congenital deformity that can also affect kidney function.  Kidney failure occurs more commonly in cats than dogs. The disease can progress rapidly in some and slower in others.  Laboratory monitoring is key as the pet may not show a great deal of symptoms until the kidneys are failing. The best time to help your pet if diagnosed with kidney disease, is when the disease is in its early stage.  This requires routine laboratory testing.  Having baseline lab results from a healthy adult pet is essential rather than waiting until your pet is in an advanced stage.
dog with vet 
How Can I Help My Pet Diagnosed With Kidney Failure? 

Kidney Failure Treatment for dogs and cats works best when a combined approach used both conventional and holistic treatments is used. Conventional treatments involve the administration of subcutaneous fluids, phosphorous binders, management of symptoms and a "prescription" kidney friendly diet.   

The goal of treatment is to help the pet to live as close to a normal life as possible and slow the progression of the disease. Once the kidneys have been damaged, they cannot be repaired, but you can strengthen and support your pet's nephrons (filtering units in the kidneys) which will help them function better.  Supplements can help flush out the toxins and control acid-base imbalances.

Supplements that can help kidney disease:

Renelix is the first line of defense with kidney disease. It helps the body to flush out toxins that accumulate in the kidneys and urinary tract. While in many instances it will help slow the progression of the disease, we have had some reports of pets actually having improved laboratory tests after using Renelix.

Kidney Health  is an enzyme that helps to break down protein, enhancing digestion and reducing the workload on the kidneys.  

Purrfect pet CoQ10 contains NON-GMO Ubiquinol. This antioxidant plays a critical role in cell production and is essential for kidney and heart function. For small pets under 10 pounds, topical antioxidant OxiCell SE contains a small amount of CoQ10 and is also very helpful.
  
Amazing Omegas are packed in glass bottles to preserve freshness and quality.  Simply the best, purest fish oil available for pets.  Research on fish oil has shown it to be helpful for kidney disease. 

Gastro ULC + Power Probiotic--one of the hallmark symptoms of kidney disease is that pets develop acid stomach and inappetance.  Pets become very picky and it is very stressful for the pet owner trying to find something that they will eat.  Gastro ULC and Power Probiotic helps relieve stomach discomfort, increasing appetite.

Diet can also be a huge challenge as pets are reluctant to eat. The prescription diets, while low in phosphorous, contain grains and allergens which can problematic for many pets.  Please include your pet's diet on the order form at checkout and we will be happy to recommend a more natural kidney friendly diet for your pet on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.
bear test pic
“To all the kind souls at Ask Ariel,
I cannot express my sincere thanks to all of you that helped to keep Bear in good health over the last four years with the amazing products that you've provided us. Unfortunately, Bear succumbed to cancer recently but the kidney disease that we've battled for so long never interfered with his health, thanks to your products. His lab results looked better than they ever did and I'm convinced that it was due to your program and the impossible amount of love that he received while he was with us.

I'm forever indebted to Susan Blake Davis for turning her own experience with kidney disease into a wonderful healing program for other dogs to benefit from.  On a side note, Bear always loved to open the box to see which toy was hidden inside with his "vitamins". Thank you from the depths of my heart.”  
Claudine  New Jersey

Some of the products Bear used for mobility and senior health :  ArthrosootheCanine ComfortAmazing OmegasOxicell SE
Monday, March 26, 2018

Natural Remedies For Dogs Chewing, Licking and Biting


Why Dogs Chew on Their Skin 

Every time you look, your poor dog is licking, chewing and biting on that same area.  The fur is coming off and the skin appears red and irritated.  Dogs will lick and chew on themselves because the area is bothering them.  It could be a flea bite, dry skin, allergies, parasites,    Your dog could also be experiencing pain in the area or have a cancerous growth.  When a dog is licking and chewing on their fur, skin or coat, especially if it is in the same area, it is a sign it's time to take your dog to the veterinarian.  

One common reason why dogs chew on their skin and coat is allergies.  While humans often display respiratory symptoms such as sneezing and eye irritation from allergies, common symptoms of allergies in dogs can be compulsive chewing, licking and scratching. It may be caused by food or environmental triggers and can become a vicious cycle of using antibiotics and steroids to relieve symptoms.  While steroids, antibiotics and antihistamines may provide temporary relief of symptoms, using a holistic approach can address the root cause of the itching and chewing and offer long-term results.
  
Natural Remedies for Dogs Chewing on Their Skin

Amazing Omegas  is a researched-backed, concentrated, therapeutic fish oil providing a powerhouse of Omega 3s in just a few drops.  These omega 3s can give your pet a lustrous, beautiful coat and help eliminate dandruff. Can help with dry skin and improve allergy symptoms.

Power Probiotic  is essential for your pet's good health. Supports digestion, helps fight infection and enhances overall immunity.  Pure, safe and no fillers.  A healthy GI tract (proper balance of good and bad bacteria) enables more effective absorption of  vitamins, minerals and amino acids, which gives your pet a healthier skin and coat. Very important if your pet has taken any antibiotics and steroids as these medications kill off the friendly bacteria that support overall immunity.

NotaSAN  Natural homeopathic formula that fights infections and is very helpful for improving allergy symptoms, scratching and itching. Can be used safely long-term to prevent recurrences.  Use with K9 Yeast Defense to reduce doggie odor.  Available in drops or capsules for larger pets.

AllerEaze is an all-natural supplement that contains scientifically proven quercetin, which reduces your pet's histamine response and reduces the inflammatory response associated with allergies. Helpful for both dogs and cats

K9 Yeast Defense Fights yeast overgrowth which can contribute to chronic ear infections,  licking at the groin or genitals, chewing on armpits and paws, facial rubbing, doggie odor, itching and skin problems. Say goodbye to chronic yeast infections, itching and allergy symptoms when you use Power Probiotic, NotaSAN and follow our recommended diet changes that are included on the packing slip.  

ProAller   is especially helpful for environmental allergies.  Controls allergies, reduces itching and when combined with NotaSAN Drops, can reduce odor and red spots. 

CW Paws Hemp CBD Oil - when pets are itching and miserable, it can affect their ability to relax and sleep.  If a pet is uncomfortable, it can keep you up at night too.  CW Paws Hemp CBD Oil has a calming, soothing effect and is very helpful to use especially while transitioning your pet's diet and making changes to their regimen.

How To Choose A Diet for Dogs that Chew Their Skin
Pets with yeast and allergies can benefit from a hypoallergenic, low carbohydrate diet.  Best options are to eliminate dry food (high in starchy carbohydrates) and choose a raw frozen or freeze dried raw novel protein diet in combination with some canned. Some proteins such as poultry are an allergen for many cats and dogs so avoiding common food allergens is very helpful. 

Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist will include a free diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with your products.  Include your pet's diet on the order form at checkout along with any other health conditions your pet may have. 

Questions?  Please email us at support@askariel.com


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Natural Treatments For Dog Ear Infections and Yeast


Is your dog getting ear infections? Chewing on her groin? Smelly paws? Odor after a bath?  These can all be signs of yeast overgrowth.  Give K9 Yeast Defense a try.  K9 Yeast Defense kills Yeast overgrowth that causes doggie odor, ear infections, itching and hair loss. Use with NotaSAN and Power Probiotic   for best results. Please click on the link to learn more.  Diet is a huge issue when it comes to dogs getting smelly paws, yeasty ears and chewing on their groin and genitals.  Please include your dog's diet on the order form at checkout.  Our nutritionist will include a free diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.  Say goodbye to yeast, ear infections and doggie odor with K9 Yeast Defense.  This home remedy for dogs with chronic ear infections, chewing, licking and ear odor really works!
Friday, March 23, 2018

What To Look For When Selecting A Diet For Your Pet



So many brands - so many choices! Here are 3 tips to ensure you are giving your pet the best nutrition.

1) Fresh - Be sure to include something fresh in your pet’s diet every day. Examples: vegetables, defrosted raw diets, fresh ground flax seed, fresh baked fish or lean meat  

2) Low Carbohydrates - We all love carbs but they can be detrimental to our pets contributing to weakened immunity, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Cats are carnivores and dogs have minimal need for them yet carbs are abundant in pet foods. Examples of high carbohydrate foods: grains such as rice, biscuits, dry pet food (must be made with starchy carbs to form the kibble), sweet potatoes, pea flour, sweet fruits

3) Easily Digestible - Many foods may sound “healthy” or natural but they might not be right for your pet. Easily digestible means that there is normal poop, no digestive problems such as vomiting or tummy rumbling and that your pet isn’t displaying symptoms of itching, chewing and tearing his fur out. The pet’s diet is often the culprit in many health conditions. If your pet is itchy and miserable, there could be an issue with the diet.


When it comes to your pet's health, the adage "you are what you eat" rings true.  To learn more about diets for different health conditions, please click here. 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Resveratrol Supplement For Dogs Offers Many Benefits


Does your pet have mast cell tumors? A heart condition? Is your senior dog  low on energy? Resveratrol For Dogs is a powerful anti-oxidant that offers many benefits for dogs. 


Research is finding Resveratrol for Dogs can offer anti-aging benefits, cancer protection, cardiovascular support and immune system support---specifically in cases of autoimmune disorders. Resveratrol seems to re-balance and support immune function without hyperstimulation which can yield exciting results, increased energy.  Resveratrol for Dogs is a unique, premium formulation that is highly purified and potent. A small amount can go a long way.

Protects Against Recurring Mast Cell Tumors  

Luna
"Luna was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor in July 2015, and surgery was done in early August 2015. I reached out to Ask Ariel for recommended supplements, and Luna was placed on several at the time, but is now down to just two- Immune Harmony and the Resveratrol for Dogs. Thank God, she has been healthy with no recurrence." 
Laura L.- New York 2017

   Resveratrol Supports Immunity and Helps Fight Cancer

Riley
"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 (*Resvertrol for Dogs, Probiotic for Pets, Soothing Digestives Relief ,and others) that would help.  We did all this and amazingly he lived 18 more months..." Cheri, San Diego

Friday, March 16, 2018

Natural Treatments for Feline Stomatitis





What is Stomatitis?


Stomatitis (Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Stomatitis) is an autoimmune inflammatory condition where a cat's mouth develops a hypersensitivity to bacterial plaque.  The cat's body forms antibodies to its own tissues and attacks itself. Stomatitis is a very painful condition for your cat and similar to other autoimmune diseases, recognizing the symptoms, early intervention and avoiding triggers (that can set off flare ups) can greatly control the progression of the disease. Some common triggers are exposure to vaccines, environmental chemicals, stress, and food allergens.  

Symptoms of Stomatitis can include:
• Bad breath (halitosis)
• Red, inflamed gums
• Reluctance to open mouth
• Cat not wanting to eat (anorexia)
• Bleeding from gums or mouth
• Plaque and tartar accumulation

Conventional veterinary treatments for stomatitis can provide short-term temporary relief but long-term the cat's immune system needs support.  Steroid shots and antibiotics can help initially but are not a viable long-term solution. A drastic solution is often to remove most of the cat's teeth.  Many cat owners report that even after all of their cat's teeth are removed, the cat continues to suffer from red, painful gums.  This is because the underlying autoimmune condition has not been addressed.  You can help your cat's stomatitis and progression of this autoimmune condition with diet changes and a few supplements.  The sooner you start, the more likely you will see results as this is a progressive condition that gets worse over time.  Using natural home remedies along with conventional  treatments at the first of sign of inflamed gums will yield the best results as this condition often progresses and worsens over time. 
  
Natural Supplements For Stomatitis


Immune Support Kit - Contains three tasteless liquid formulas:  Silver Immune Support, NotaSAN and QuentaSAN drops.  These three remedies can provide fast relief for your cat's stomatitis and are easy to administer.  Save on the package price when you buy all three natural remedies together.  

QuentaSAN and NotaSAN--Two powerful homeopathic formulas that are most effective when used together. They are very important for the treatment of autoimmune disease as they gently reduce infection and inflammation. Can be used long-term for immune support.

Silver Immune Support for Pets - Broad spectrum antimicrobial that can be used along with antibiotics. Safe for young kittens with upper respiratory infections too. AKA  "The Germinator"

Power Probiotic for Pets--is a multi-strain formula and is simply the best probiotic for pets. It is safe and natural without any fillers and most cats love the taste! The Power Probiotic for Pets promotes the growth of healthy bacteria throughout the GI tract and mouth needed to ward off bad bacteria.

Immune Harmony - Immune Harmony is the first line of defense for cats with autoimmune disease.  It is made with natural plant sterols and one bottle will last a long time. It helps to modulate the cat's immune system, and is well tolerated by cats.

Colostrum for Pets-very helpful for bad breath, gingivitis and gum diseases.  Colostrum contains essential immune supportive ingredients, especially helpful for stomatitis.

 Max and Sasha
Max and Sasha
"In June 2015, we visited the vet for the first time since Max and Sasha's last cleaning (June 2014 diagnosed with stomatitis and red gums) and she was thoroughly impressed.  She said she didn't see anything unusual... no redness, no sores, no buildup on the teeth or anything! ...Thanks for coming up with such amazing products!"  Angie  Louisiana


Diet for Stomatitis

In addition to using supplements, pets with stomatitis and gingivitis can benefit from a special diet. Cats are carnivores and need a high protein hypoallergenic diet.  However, it needs to be the "right" food. Even some "premium" brands contain the wrong protein, fillers, chemicals, food coloring or sugar that can be triggers for the autoimmune attacks!  Please be sure to include your cat's diet and health concerns on the order form at checkout and Ask Ariel will include a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.

Have A Question About Your Pet? Feel Free To Email Us At support@askariel.com