Thursday, July 19, 2018

Natural Remedies for Cats and Dogs With Gastric Ulcers



Gastric ulcers occur when the mucosal lining of the stomach or intestine has been damaged and the strong digestive acids cause painful lesions to form.  Two common factors that can contribute to a a pet developing gastric ulcers are Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs NSAIDs (e.g. Deramaxx, Rimadyl etc prescribed to treat inflammation) and accidental poisoning (toxic plants, pesticides, rodenticide, etc.)  Other causes include: Infection (bacterial or viral), parasites, IBD, kidney or liver disease and trauma. Unfortunately, your pet may not overtly show signs until the condition becomes severe so it's important to watch for the signs of an ulcer or acid reflux in your cat or dog.

Here are symptoms of ulcers in pets to watch for:

·         Vomiting with or without blood (most common symptom)
·         Anemia
·         Weakness

·         Weight loss
·         Loss of appetite
·         Rapid heart rate
·         Black tarry stool due to presence of digested blood
·         Abdominal pain (may avoid certain positions and sensitive to touch)

Treatment for Gastric Ulcers in Dogs and Cats

The goal of treatment is to relieve discomfort and promote healing of the ulcers.  Treatment for gastric ulcers includes:  eliminating the cause (stop NSAIDS, remove/secure toxic substances from the home, etc.), dietary modification and the use of medications and/or supplements.   Food allergies can cause inflammation and not only contribute to stomach discomfort but can lead to IBD. Using supportive natural supplements can help relieve your pet's discomfort, protect the mucosal lining and promote healing. Three important supplements that are helpful for gastric ulcers are Power Probiotic for Pets, Soothing Digestive Relief, and Gastro ULC  These natural remedies work together to promote a healthy digestive tract and reduce irritation from stomach acid.  Pets that have had an ulcer may tend to be inappetant and have a sensitive tummy.  Using the supplements ongoing can help them feel much more comfortable.   

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Three Steps to Reduce Elevated Liver Enzymes In Your Cat or Dog



Many pets will have elevated liver enzymes at some point in their lives and may not show any outward symptoms. Often the only way elevated liver enzymes are diagnosed is during a routine laboratory test and/or physical exam. The liver is the main filtering system for the body and performs many functions.  For example, the liver is involved in the metabolism of fats, protein and carbohydrates, production of bile which aids in digestion, synthesis of glycogen (related to blood sugar regulation), protein synthesis and of course filtering toxins. If your pet is diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes, there is a lot you can do to be proactive and help improve your pet's liver function. 

Three steps to reduce elevated liver enzymes in your cat or dog:

Step 1: Use veterinary-approved remedies to reduce elevated liver enzymes and detoxify the liver.

Special SAMe -  Powerful antioxidant scientifically proven to support liver health and detoxification (our formula is for pets over 13 pounds)

The Liver Support Kit -  Contains three gentle formulas Lypozyme, Power Probiotic and Liver/Gallbladder Support Formula to  support digestion and liver detoxification

Oxicell SE - Contains key antioxidants to support liver health in an easy to use topical cream

Step 2: Change Your Pet's Diet-Change your pet's diet to a low fat, hypoallergenic, natural diet. Avoid grains, food allergens, chemicals and sweeteners.  A clean diet improves digestion and reduces the workload on your pet's liver.

Step 3: Get Regular Laboratory Testing to Assess Your Pet's Progress-Work with your veterinarian to perform regular laboratory testing.

Are The Treats You Feed Your Pet Making Them Sick?


Peanut butter biscuit? Tuna? Are these treats we give our pets good for them? It depends.....To learn more please click on the link 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Natural Remedies For Cats And Dogs With Heart Murmurs



Both cats and dogs can have a heart murmur. A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound, usually heard by listening to the heart with a stethoscope. Your veterinarian will classify the murmur by it's characteristics, including the timing (long or short) and location (where they are the loudest). Depending upon the cause and severity of the murmur, your veterinarian will determine the best course of action.

Symptoms of heart murmurs and congestive heart disease in dogs and cats can include: 


· Easily tiring after exercise

· Bluish discoloration of the tongue

· Sudden collapse

· Difficulty breathing

· A persistent dry cough

· Accumulation of fluid in the lungs, leg or abdomen

Pets with heart disease need a diet rich in Omega 3s and fiber but low in fat and sodium. Fish oil and lean protein sources are very beneficial.

Natural remedies for heart murmurs in dogs and cats: 


Power Probiotic- The best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which can give your pet a healthier GI tract which may improve heart function and reduce inflammatory markers.

Amazing Omegas -
Absolutely the best fish oil available.  Packed in glass bottles to prevent leakage of toxins from plastic into the oil.   Purified for heavy metals and toxins and manufactured gently so that oils are in a highly bioavailable form, increasing absorption.

Purrfect Pet CoQ10 - These softgels use an advanced technology that provides an efficient and natural method of nutrient delivery, offering enhanced absorption and assimilation. It is made with NON-GMO ubiquinol.  Purrfect Pet CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant which fights free radical damage.  Purrfect Pet CoQ10 has proven benefits to heart health, enhancing blood flow, helping to lower blood pressure and protect blood vessels.






Friday, July 13, 2018

Natural Supplements For Cats With IBD And Allergies



Update June 2018
“Nala has been doing so well with her IBS! I currently wrote ask Ariel with some questions about allergies because Nala was extra itchy and had some health issues I hadn’t seen before. They wrote me back the very same day.   I started her on their NotaSAN drops and I’m seeing such an improvement! 

We are so grateful for the quick responses and products that actually WORK! I tell people all the time how lucky I feel to have found this great company! Especially when the vets we have seen don’t really have any answers for us, except for putting her on foods that just aren’t healthy for a cat long term. Thank you so much again from the bottom of my heart for helping us! Nala thanks you too!!  Sincerely- Velissa





March 2017

I just wanted to thank you for your help with my cat! I contacted you months ago after having months and months of issues with my young cat vomiting. After several vets and thousands of dollars later- they had no answers but possibly IBS. You guys recommended the IBS kit and also switching diets has made such an improvement in her vomiting! It was happening every couple of days and now it's been a few weeks! I'm just so grateful for your recommendation and that my cat is improving and I wanted to let you know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Sincerely, Velissa

IBD Kit--This kit includes 3 unique formulas that have been specially formulated for IBD and used successfully to help cats with inflammatory bowel disease.  The Kit includes Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Relief and NotaSAN Anti-Inflammatory Drops. When a pet has severe IBD, it is necessary to use a combination of formulas because they work differently to help reduce the symptoms and repair the intestinal lining.  We have seen many cats especially improve using these three formulas together.

Power Probiotic - Pure, safe and natural--absolutely no fillers!  Power Probiotic repopulates good intestinal flora which is essential for pets with malabsorption and digestive issues.  Power Probiotic supports your pet's bowel and immune health, reducing inflammation and improving digestive discomfort.  

Gastro ULC - Provides natural stomach acid relief, coating the stomach to relieve pain.  Many pets have an improved appetite after using Gastro ULC. 

Soothing Digestive Relief Gentle, effective formula for the treatment of any type of indigestion in pets. Helps with gas, loose stool, mucous in stool, tummy rumbling, diarrhea and malabsorption.  

NotaSAN Drops and Capsules – Natural homeopathic formula that controls inflammation and infection and helps with allergy symptoms.  Clients report improved well being overall.  Very important for pets with autoimmune conditions.  Gentle, easy to administer and safe for long-term use.  


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cats And Dogs Like Our Natural Pet Supplements

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Many clients tell us how excited their pets get when their Ask Ariel package arrives in the mail. Maybe it’s because they know the products make them feel better? Or could it be the lucky surprise toy?  To learn more about the best supplements for cats and dogs, please visit AskAriel.com
Monday, July 9, 2018

Four Ways To Help Pets In Need At the Shelters After The July 4th Holiday


Want to make a difference? Save a life? Then now is the time to help! The shelters are overloaded with animals after July 4th and sadly euthanasia rates are at their very highest. Here is how you can help:

1) Make a donation of any size to a local rescue. Every dollar will be used to pay adoption and veterinary fees to pull these animals out 


2) Thinking about getting a cat or dog? Now is the best time with the largest selection for every dog and cat breed imaginable. Visit petfinder.com to find your purrfect pet. Please ADOPT NOW!

3) Offer to temporarily foster or volunteer for a local rescue. Every animal that gets adopted or moved makes space for another one that might be euthanized.

4) We all know someone who says their pet was saved “on their last day”. Right now a pet’s last day is coming up quickly. If you feel badly about the animals and want to do something to help, please ACT NOW!
Sunday, July 8, 2018

4 Kind Things To Say And Do For Someone Who Has Lost A Beloved Pet


The hardest part of loving an animal is saying goodbye. It can be difficult for others to understand especially if they don’t have a pet. Still everyone wants to offer comfort to a grieving pet owner so here are four kind things you can say or do for someone who has lost a beloved pet:

1. I’m so sorry for your loss. 
A simple, heartfelt sentiment that acknowledges the pain the pet owner is in at this difficult time.

2. My favorite memory is...
Sharing something sweet, touching, and memorable about the lost pet will bring a smile to the owner.

3. Offer something in memory of the pet. A donation to their favorite rescue, a candle lit in memory on Rainbow Bridge or send a card acknowledging the loss.

4. Give them a hug
Sometimes no words are the best way to show your support. 
Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hot Pavement Warning! Shoes or Booties For Dogs Can Help

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Hurry! A heat wave is already in some parts of the country and a heat warning is is in place for the West Coast this week. Please look on your favorite pet retailer’s website for shoes or booties for your dog! If the pavement is too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for their paws! We bought Legend Kurgo Step and Strobe shoes on @chewy and they delivered very quickly! They have a large assortment of booties but we purchased the shoes because they tend to stay on better. But please don’t assume paw pads are sufficient on hot pavements. Try to avoid the black pavement and stick with grass and sidewalks wherever possible.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Keep Your Pet Inside On July 4th

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July 5th is the worst day all year for every animal shelter in America. Every shelter is overflowing with lost animals who became so frightened from the fireworks that they broke out of their fences, yards and normal surroundings in sheer terror. Please take a moment NOW and plan ahead. Where will your pet be on July 4th? Is your ID tag current? Even the most well meaning pet owners don’t realize that their pet’s life is at stake on July 4th. Keep your pets inside! 

Happy 4th of July!

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Hope you have a safe and happy holiday!  Please be sure to keep your pets inside!



Why Do Many Dog and Cat Foods Contain Rice?


Why Do Many Dog and Cat Foods Contain Rice?

Many pet food companies use rice as a “healthy” inexpensive carbohydrate that is likely to be an allergen then other grains such as wheat, oats or corn. It is a filler that can bring up the protein percentage on the label INSTEAD of using the more costly real meat, fish or poultry. “Premium” brands may market the fact they use brown rice or even organic brown rice as a benefit, but the fact is, the rice is still a replacement for the real nutrition a pet needs. Feeding brown rice and starchy carbohydrates can affect the pet's overall nutritional balance contributing to obesity, yeast overgrowth, skin problems, diabetes and even cancer.  Feeding pets a hypoallergenic, low carbohydrate diet can be life-changing, resulting in fewer infections, lean muscle mass and improved immune health.   Cats are carnivores and do not need carbohydrates whatsoever while dogs thrive when their diet consists of minimal carbohydrates.  The only exception is when pets have liver or kidney disease and require a reduced protein diet, in which case, carbohydrates are necessary to replace calories.  Overall though, carbohydrates are in pet food to reduce the overall cost so to keep your pet lean and healthy, keep the starchy carbohydrates to a minimum. 

To learn more about the effects of starchy carbohydrates such as  rice on your pet's health, please click on the link: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Natural Remedies For Itchy Dogs With Skin Problems



"Finnick uses most of Ask Ariel's allergy and yeast products. We’ve been using Ask Ariel products for 10+ years... We love your products! "  Jenny Morena-California



Finnick has suffered with allergies and skin issues for years and has found relief using the following Ask Ariel products:


AllerEaze  Nature's "Benadryl" and helps to naturally reduce histamine levels.  This product can take the edge off allergic itching.

NotaSAN Capsules-- reduces odor, redness and fights bacterial overgrowth.  This tried and true natural "anti-bacterial" has been the first line of defense for dogs with skin problems and allergies for over 12 years!

QuentaSAN Capsules--Use QuentaSAN capsules and drops to reduce redness, bumps and infection.   Use on alternating nights with the NotaSAN capsules to help heal skin problems.

Silver Immune Support- 
Silver Immune Support  is an all-natural, easy to use remedy to help your pet recover from a bacterial infection or viral flareup.  Pets with skin issues and allergies often need both fungal and antibacterial support.


K9 Yeast Defense along with the Power Probiotic kills off the yeast overgrowth while the Power Probiotic replenishes with healthy, friendly bacteria.  If your pet has ear infections, is scooting or licking at the groin, K9 Yeast Defense can bring great relief.

Immune Harmony - helps to rebalance the immune system and can be used with prednisone and/or antibiotics. 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

3 Reasons Not to Drive with Your Dog In the Back Of A Pickup



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Have you ever been driving down the road and come upon a pickup truck that has a dog in the back? Many times it may appear the dog is enjoying the ride, but the pet owner is putting them at great risk for injury and death.  Humane Society estimates that over 100,000 dogs are injured or die each year from riding in the open bed of a pickup. Usually the injury occurs due to the dog being ejected, falling out accidentally, or incurring injury by being jostled.  A sudden stop, start or turn can toss your pet onto the highway.
Laws currently vary from state to state, regarding dogs riding in the bed, but as of 2017 only five states (California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.) have laws that forbid owners from doing so (some exemptions are allowed). Some states do have laws that require tethering of the dog while being in the open bed, which can create additional dangers, such as tangling, choking or even a pet being dragged on the road after falling out.

3 Reasons Not To Drive With Your Dog In the Back of A Pickup Truck

Eye, Ear or Nose Damage -  When traveling at high speeds, road debris can blow into your pet's eyes, ears or nose and cause permanent injury.  Insects and grit can lodge in their nasal passages.
Exhaust Inhalation- Inhaling exhaust fumes can cause irritation and inflammation of the air passages and respiratory distress.  Inhaling car exhaust is carcinogenic.
Death or Injury- Dogs cannot "hold on" and slip and slide in the back of the truck.  They can get easily tossed around and suddenly ejected.  Dogs can see something of interest and jump out of the car on their own.   Dogs are NOT SAFE in the back of a pickup truck, even if tethered.

Please don't allow your dog to ride in the back of a pickup truck, even if tethered, your pet is at high risk.  It's safest to either keep your dog at home or allow them to ride inside the cab with you.  
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Organic Doesn't Always Mean It's The Best Food for Your Dog or Cat

                                   
Many pet owners believe that if the label says organic than the quality of the pet food must be the best.  While organic fruits and vegetables have an advantage in that they don’t have chemical toxins and can have more nutrients, a label of “organic” in and of itself doesn’t mean the diet is right for your pet.    There are plenty of organic ingredients that can cause problems for pets.  Grains such as organic oats and meat protein substitutes such as organic soybean meal are not the same as feeding your pet a raw frozen diet (even if the vegetables are not organic).

High carbohydrate organic diets containing ingredients such as organic brown rice, organic barley and organic quinoa are still going to have the same pro-inflammatory and/or allergic effect as their non-organic counterparts.  For example if your dog is getting chronic ear infections and you are feeding dry kibble with organic rice and quinoa, those grains are still going to spike your dog’s glucose (making them hungrier faster) and may contribute to yeast, scratching and itching whether they are organic or not.  Remember cats are carnivores and most dogs (unless they require carbs due to kidney or liver disease) fare best on a low carbohydrate diet.  When choosing a pet food, look for ingredients such as meat, fish or poultry, fish oil and fresh vegetables.  Scrap the organic starchy carbohydrates for a healthier, low carbohydrate diet.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NEW! Canine Cloud Helps Your Pet Get a Great Night's Sleep


Can be used as a lounger or bed to provide a comfortable spot for your pets to rest.

Dedicated pet owners and friends of Ask Ariel have launched The Canine Cloud, a premium lounger/bed manufactured here in the United States. Most of us have witnessed our pups pawing at their beds or blankets trying to get it "just right", but unfortunately many beds on the market make it impossible. The Canine Cloud is slightly under stuffed with a unique blend of soft, high-quality fiberfill so that pets can redistribute it to find their perfect comfort level allowing them to have a better night sleep. For more on The Canine Cloud story and/or to purchase Click Here .

Bonus 10% of gross profits for the months of June and July will be donated to the Hand in Paw rescue mission.












Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Yorkie With Collapsed Trachea Stops Coughing Using Natural Remedies


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"My Brody is doing wonderful with no trachea cough/gagging since I started him on your supplements!  My Brody Bear is one happy boy!!

My friend has a rescue (in Florida) and she was contacted when a good Samaritan found him (Brody) thrown away in a dumpster…Brody is such a special little love that was so neglected, but Brody was lucky enough to have a second chance at Life, Love and Happiness! I'm trying to do everything possible to keep Brody healthy for many years to come!”    Tammi O - Florida

Supplements that helped Brody with Collapsed Trachea

Amazing Omegas – Purest therapeutic fish oil available. It contains omega-3s in their natural state packed in glass bottles (instead of plastic that can leach toxins into the oil). These powerful omegas reduce inflammation, reduce allergy symptoms and strengthen the trachea, joints, and ligaments. 

Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets
 – The hallmark product for tracheal collapse in dogs. This food-based product strengthens trachea cartilage, helping to reduce coughing and gagging. Works best when used in conjunction with Amazing Omegas and Power Probiotic. Amazing Omegas reduces inflammation while the Power Probiotic improves digestion and immunity (which indirectly affects heart function too!). The three formulas work together to strengthen the trachea, reduce the progression of the disease and improve symptoms.

Purrfect Pet CoQ10 – Certain breeds such as Pomeranians are especially prone to heart disease. Moreover, many pets with collapsed trachea develop an enlarged heart due to the stress on the pet as it tries to breathe. Using Purrfect Pet CoQ10 (along with Amazing Omegas) helps maintain healthy heart function and respiration. 



Monday, June 11, 2018

Natural Remedies Help Rescued Cat With Pillow Paw And Swollen Bloody Foot



"Kiyoshi was rescued March 2017, during the only snowfall, from my back yard. He was limping with a bloody foot. We caught him without much effort and took him to my vet. He was 8 months to one year old, having worms, ear mites, and possibly 'pillow foot'. He had to be quarantined from my other rescued kitty, Lily, until cleared.

I then started both cats with Ask Ariel's supplements: the Power Probiotics, NotaSAN, QuentaSAN, ProAller, Soothing Digestive and later tried Amazing Omegas and AllerEaze. It wasn't very long before Kiyoshi's paws healed and paw swelling completely reduced. ( Quickly enough for the vet to say that it possibly was allergies vs. autoimmunity. ) Lily benefited from the probiotics and digestives reducing stomach sensitivity. 

Kiyoshi is a sweet, gentle boy with a sensitive nature. All he wants is to be cuddled and loved. It amazes me how quickly he adjusted from the feral life to the laze about, fat boy style. You can see how safe and relaxed he is in this photo."  Jaymie M., Maryland



Friday, June 1, 2018

Digestive Enzymes Help Bloody Poop, Indigestion And Gas In Rescued Husky

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"My beautiful Lobella was a rescue from Husky Haven of LA; they saved her from a high kill shelter on her last day...We were happy to hear about Ask Ariel products through HHLA. Lobella's digestion has been thriving thanks to K9 Digestive Enzymes and Power Probiotics. We had a scare with a pre-cancerous polyp, but since that has been removed, plus changed her food, and added the supplements – her digestion has been amazing! No more gas, or bloody or messy poop. Might be TMI, but I don't think she'll mind us sharing that she feels great" Melinda M - Los Angeles, CA.


Power Probiotic - The best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which helps replenish a healthy intestinal ecosystem. Helpful for any pet with digestive discomfort and most pets love the taste too!


K9 Digestive Enzymes- This powerful digestive enzyme is more complex than typical pet enzymes and helps pets digest protein and fats.  Contains HCL and pancreatin--two animal-based nutrients that help ensure proper digestion of protein and reduction in symptoms related to poor digestion.  Poor digestion of protein and fats can result in pain, malabsorption, loose stool and lack of absorption of important vitamins and minerals.
K9 Digestive Enzymes is a very effective digestive enzyme for pets with malabsorption, indigestion, gas, belching, bloody stools, kidney disease and elevated liver enzymes.








Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wheaten Terrier's Stomach Aches Helped with Power Probiotic


"This is my Wheaten Terrier Murphy. He is 14 years old and was really struggling with stomach issues. We tried Power Probiotic  for pets and what a difference!!! He is like a young man again"  

Lynette, Los Angeles


Power Probiotic The best probiotic for pets!  Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which helps replenish a healthy intestinal ecosystem. Helpful for any pet with digestive discomfort and most pets love the taste too! For more information on a healthy digestive tract visit Askariel.com
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Food Allergies and Intolerances Can Weaken Immunity In Pets


Many pets have food sensitivities and allergies and owners may not know. In some cases, a pet may have overt signs such as vomiting or digestive problems but most of the time, the signs may seem unrelated. For example, skin problems such as scratching and itching, chewing, licking and hair loss (once fleas and mites are ruled out) are often due to food allergies. Other examples: chronic UTIs, upper respiratory infections, asthma and even seizures can be triggered by food allergies. If your pet is getting one infection after another or has health concerns that come and go, take a look at your pet’s diet. Just as you are what you eat, the same applies to your pet
Friday, May 25, 2018

Natural Supplements For Feline Leukemia Virus


What is Feline Leukemia Virus?
Thought to be the most common cause of serious illness and death in cats, Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a highly contagious virus.  It can only be transmitted to other cats (not dogs or humans) through  saliva, mucus, urine, feces and blood. Most commonly the virus is spread by sharing litter boxes, food and water bowls. Kittens and young cats are more susceptible to the virus (especially prior to vaccinations). The virus severely compromises a cat's immune system. In the early stages, a cat may not show any symptoms at all.  A vaccine is available, but unfortunately, is thought to be only 75-80% effective,and sadly, there is no cure. It is important to have your cat tested,via a blood test, to determine if they have been infected (even if they are asymptomatic) for the safety of your cat and others. 

What are the Symptoms of FeLV?

  • Sneezing, runny nose and eyes
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Weakness, fever
  • Pale or inflamed gums
  • Poor coat condition
  • Abscesses
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Seizures
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Jaundice
What Can You Do If Your Cat Tests Positive For FeLV?
Holistic veterinary care can help address and target the virus itself. By strengthening your cat's immune system, you will help your cat respond better to the virus and not just treat the symptoms associated with the feline virus. A twofold approach is needed to help strengthen your cat's immune system: using a hypoallergenic, high moisture (no dry food) grain-free diet and giving your cat anti-viral and immune-supportive supplements such as NotaSAN, QuentaSAN, Immune Harmony and Power Probiotic. It is also important to keep your cat's environment as stress-free as possible and avoid contact with non-infected cats.  




QuentaSAN Drops
QuentaSAN is a powerful anti-viral, anti-infection formula. These homeopathic drops are the first line of defense with any upper respiratory condition. QuentaSAN work best when combined with NotaSAN drops. The two formulas work synergistically to control infections and inflammation. QuentaSAN seems to be especially helpful for lung-related health issues. Many cat owners have reported excellent results relieving continual discharge, runny nose and sneezing related to viruses when QuentaSAN and NotaSAN drops were administered.

NotaSAN Drops
NotaSAN is a power anti-inflammatory, anti-infection formula. These homeopathic drops are especially important for relieving allergy symptoms. NotaSAN, when combined with QuentaSAN works very well to control chronic Upper Respiratory infections. The two formulas are tasteless drops that can be easily administered to cats.


Power Probiotic
This multi-strain formula can be sprinkled on food or eaten by itself (many cats like the taste of it). Power Probiotic promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which aids your cat's immune system. Why is this important? The majority of your cat's immune system resides in the the intestinal tract. Using Power Probiotic is essential if your cat has taken steroids or antibiotics as these medications reduce the population of friendly bacteria. Friendly bacteria fight off pathogens, bad bacteria and viruses in an effort to keep your cat healthy. Power Probiotic is essential for all cats but especially those diagnosed with feline asthma.


Immune Support Kit
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This formula is comprised of plant sterols and antioxidants. Many veterinarians recommend plant sterols as a mild and more gentle alternative to corticosteroids. They are definitely NOT steroids and won't have the same power and effect of a drug, but can be helpful for reducing inflammation. Many pet owners have reported improvement in laboratory testing in pets that have autoimmune diseases. Immune Harmony helps to modulate the cat's immune system and is well-tolerated by very small pets.

Feeding your cat the right diet can make a big difference especially when supporting a cat with Feline Leukemia virus.  Please include your cat's diet on the order form at checkout along with a description of your cat's symptoms and we will provide a diet suggestion on the packing slip that comes with the products. 

Natural Enzymes And Supplements For Dogs With Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Is your dog eating a lot but not gaining weight?... Having sporadic episodes of loose stool?  It could be EPI...


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After


"Beautiful Bleu was very thin when his owner turned him in to a high kill shelter.  His owner complained he had constant diarrhea.  In the top photo, you can see his concave tummy and dry coat.  When we first adopted Bleu, he would eat readily but then would get sick and not want to eat at all.  We found out he had Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and IBD.  We added K9 Digestive Enzymes, Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Relief and Gastro ULC to his regimen.  We also followed a very strict hypoallergenic raw frozen diet.  We were careful not to let anyone give him any foods that were not on his diet.  Bleu's health dramatically improved. He started having an appetite in the morning and transformed into a healthy, happy dog."  Davis family, CA

What is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs?
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) is a condition in which the pet is unable to produce sufficient pancreatic enzymes. The lack of enzymes inhibits the digestions of fats, carbohydrates and proteins and the resulting malabsorption of nutrients often causes weight loss in the pet. Some breeds are more prone to the condition and it is more often seen in German Shepherds, Chows, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and Rough Coated Collies. The main cause is thought to be a progressive loss of pancreatic cells, but EPI can also be due to chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). The condition can be diagnosed by your vet using blood and fecal testing.   Many pets with EPI often have IBD as well, having many food sensitivities.


Symptoms of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs  

  • Weight loss (even with normal appetite)
  • Diarrhea
  • Large pale stools
  • Gas and indigestion
Natural Remedies for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

K9 Digestive Enzymes - Contains two animal-based enzymes that are essential for dogs with EPI: Oxbile Extract and HCL.  These two nutrients are derived from animals contain natural nutrients and enzymes (to replace the missing ones your pet's pancreas is not producing enough of) to aid in the breakdown and absorption of fats and protein.  With EPI it is critical to include animal- based enzymes that aid the food to be absorbed.

Power Probiotic Pure, safe and natural--absolutely no fillers!  Power Probiotic repopulates good intestinal flora which is essential for pets with malabsorption and proper immunity.  Power Probiotic supports your pet's bowel and immune health, reducing inflammation and improving digestive discomfort.  

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

Soothing Digestive Relief Gentle, effective formula for the treatment of any type of indigestion in pets. Helps with gas, loose stool, mucous in stool, tummy rumbling, diarrhea and malabsorption.  

Having a proper diet is essential for pets with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.  Many pets with EPI have food sensitivities and allergies and react strongly to small changes in their diet.    Dry kibble and other high fiber foods can make EPI worse.  Ask Ariel has had extensive experience helping pets with EPI.   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.