Friday, December 1, 2023

What Is Canine Bloat?

Canine bloat can be a life-threatening emergency. It happens when the stomach bloats, fills with gas and twists, causing restricted blood flow and breathing difficulties.  

Deep-chested, big dogs are more prone but it can happen to ANY breed.  
Signs to watch for include:
- swollen abdomen
- retching
- drooling
- panting & walking around
⚠️ Immediate attention is required as the condition can be fatal.
By feeding a high moisture diet (raw preferably as dry kibble may increase risk) 2-3 times per day, having water available, limiting exercise around mealtime, and adding digestive supplements,  you can help to prevent bloat.  
Ask Ariel's K9 Digestive Enzymes and Power Probiotic can help to improve digestion and reduce gas, bloating and discomfort.  The HCL & pancreatic enzymes in the K9 Digestive Enzymes are essential for any dog with a history of bloat.
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

No More Coughing For Jerry


With thanks to Kande from MD for sharing Jerry’s story:

“Our 13 yo Shih tzu came back from the groomer about 9 months ago coughing uncontrollably and we found out he had a Collapsed Trachea confirmed by his vet that evening. The coughing, honking, etc., was unbearable but our love for him and his quality of life had us searching for better options. The vet said it was incurable but something that could be managed with steroids and pain meds. He still coughed around the clock. I found Ask Ariel and started with the Ultra-Flex Collagen supplement and he coughed significantly less. Also gave him benadryl tabs occasionally. The next time I ordered Collagen, I added the LypoZyme. After 3 weeks of both he is not coughing at all. It's a miracle and everyday my husband and I are thankful that we found Ask Ariel. No more steroids or pain meds either! He is running up and down the stairs now without coughing and we just watch him in awe. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, a million times over (Jerry thanks you too)!
And, Thank you also to the incredibly knowledgeable staff, professionalism, and care you put into every product at Ask Ariel : )))”
Monday, November 27, 2023

Can Plant Sterols Help Your Pet?

Plant sterols, also called phytosterols, are natural compounds found in plant cell membranes. They are being researched for their potential benefits, such as reducing inflammation and supporting the immune system. These properties could contribute to cardiovascular health and overall well-being in animals. Immune Harmony is a unique, patented plant sterol supplement formulated for pets. Designed to support your pet's immune system, Immune Harmony is the #1 choice for pets with autoimmune disease as it doesn't overstimulate it. It is also helpful for pets with cancer or chronic viruses and infections. Well-tolerated by even the smallest pets.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Pets and Chest X-Rays

Why do pets need X-Rays? X-Rays can be costly but they can provide invaluable life-saving information for your pet. Radiographs of the chest can help your vet diagnose breathing problems in your cat or dog. Chest x-rays can show collapsed trachea, asthma, and pneumonia. They can even be used to screen for cancer as it often metastasizes to the lungs.

X-Rays are often used to diagnose arthritis, broken bones and hip dysplasia too. X-Rays are also helpful if your pet swallowed a foreign object. Oral x-rays are necessary if your pet has dental issues like an abscess, tooth resorption or an oral tumor. X-rays may seem like a big investment, but they are often the only way your vet can determine the right diagnosis and treatment for your pet.
Monday, November 20, 2023

Preparing Your Pet For Holiday Traveling


The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching! If you are traveling —be sure to take along Power Probiotic to give your pet’s tummy extra support. Pets can get carsick or eat too many treats and Power Probiotic can help. Power Probiotic makes a great travel partner as it can be in and out of refrigeration without decreasing effectiveness. This makes it easy to take on trips or to leave out in pill packs for pet sitters or pet boarding facilities. Power Probiotic is especially convenient because most pets love the taste and its worry-free storage requirements make it perfect for holiday travels.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Can Your Cat Benefit From A Raw Diet?

Cats are carnivores and thrive on higher protein diets made with real meat, fish or poultry. Raw frozen pet food can be especially helpful for both cats and dogs with allergies, digestive problems, urinary issues and cancer. Feeding raw doesn't need to be all or nothing. Adding just a little raw food to your pet’s diet can be beneficial. Many people mix raw with canned food or feed it for at least one of the pet’s meals. If your pet has allergies, choosing a novel hypoallergenic protein source like rabbit or venison can be very beneficial.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Ancient Herbal Remedy Helps Feline Asthma

Does your kitty have asthma or chronic upper respiratory infections? Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and lethargy are common symptoms of feline asthma. It is primarily caused by allergic bronchitis where the cat’s lungs become inflamed due to an inhaled allergen. Smoke, pollen, dust, scented candles, cleaning products, cat litter & perfumes can trigger an asthma attack. Ask Ariel's Olive Leaf Extract For Pets is a natural anti-viral supplement that is helpful for cats with asthma and upper respiratory infections. Olive Leaf is an ancient herbal remedy used since biblical times.