Friday, January 27, 2023

Help For Pancreatitis In Dogs and Cats

Many pets with pancreatitis are in pain and don't want to eat. When they do eat, they may get an upset stomach, noises in the abdomen or lethargy. Happy Paws Hemp Oil can help to reduce the inflammation associated with pancreatitis and help relieve pain. Each 1oz bottle contains 550mg of full-spectrum hemp extract in an unflavored all-natural coconut oil base. 100% organic. Made in the USA.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

What To Do If Your Pet Is Wheezing

Have you noticed your pet wheezing? Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound your dog or cat may make when breathing. It may sound like an asthma attack or labored breathing. It is caused by narrowed airways and inflammation. Common causes of wheezing in pets are: allergies (to pollen, mold, dust mites, perfumes, etc.), asthma, parasite infections, heart disease or lung cancer. Wheezing, coughing or any type of breathing difficulty can be scary. Even if it goes away, please report it to your vet just in case.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Legend Standing Strong

It’s been a ruff week but we are still standing strong. Beautiful day in Southern CA after many storms. It’s been tough getting our beloved Legend to eat but we are still in this cancer fight — as brutal and challenging as it is at times. We have left no stone unturned in his treatment plan and are so grateful for your support and prayers. We hope you and your pets have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 20, 2023

5 Benefits Of Fiber For Your Pet

Did you know? Pets need fiber in their diet. Here are 5 benefits:

* Digestion-Fiber helps to keep the digestive system functioning properly by promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation.
* Satiety- High-fiber foods can help dog and cats feel full and satisfied.
* Weight management- Fiber can also can help to regulate blood sugar levels and prevent overeating.
* Heart health-Fiber can help to lower cholesterol levels and promote heart health.
* Immune Support-Friendly bacteria support a healthy immune system. Ask Ariel's Power Probiotic contains multiple strains of beneficial bacteria which are live, viable organisms. Fiber found in vegetables like asparagus, sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots and green beans feed the friendly bacteria.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Is Your Senior Dog Having Cognitive Decline?

It's so tough to watch our pets age. A lot of elderly dogs experience some cognitive decline just like people. Some pet owners report their dog seems confused, barking and most of all anxious. Dog Brain Booster contains research-based beneficial brain nutrients such as Phosphatidyl Serine & Acetyl-L-Carnitine to support brain health.

For us, we used the Dog Brain Booster initially when Legend was young to support his brain health due to his epilepsy. In the past 2 years, we noticed him running into a room barking randomly and then acting confused when we came up behind him. Using the Dog Brain Booster has reduced the frequency of those episodes and seems to give him energy.
Monday, January 16, 2023

How To Fight SuperBugs

Pets get superbugs just like people do. Pets can get a chronic infection that just keeps coming back. Superbugs in pets occur when bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites develop the ability to resist the effects of the antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals) that were designed to kill them. This can occur when a pet gets a chronic infection and needs recurrent antibiotics. The number of reported cases of superbugs is increasing in both cats and dogs. One such bacteria is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP), similar to MRSA in humans. If your pet is getting chronic infections, it could be due to their diet. Feeding a low carbohydrate, hypoallergenic diet can often help along with using a few immune support supplements like probiotics, Olive Leaf Extract and Immune Harmony.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Do You Know The Difference Between IV and SubQ Fluid Therapy?

Kidney disease is a common ailment in senior cats. Older dogs can also get kidney disease. The kidneys flush out toxins from the body. When the kidneys aren’t functioning properly, toxins build up in the pet’s bloodstream and can make them feel nauseated and lethargic. Fluid therapy helps flush out toxins and can dramatically improve a pet’s quality of life. Pets generally feel much better after fluid therapy and will often eat and play once they have been hydrated.

Fluids can be administered in two different ways. IV fluid therapy is done at a veterinarian’s office during hospitalization while subcutaneous fluids can be administered by you at home. What’s the advantage of administering fluids at home? Once you learn how to do it, your pet can get the benefits of fluid therapy without the stress of going to the vet’s office. When pets aren’t feeling well, going to the vet can be very stressful. Pet owners can also save considerably on hospitalization costs.

Sometimes IV fluids and hospitalization are necessary for the pet’s well-being. But if pets are managing ok with their kidney symptoms, having the option to administer fluids at home can be life-changing. We did this for our beloved Ariel when she had kidney disease. Has anyone else done SubQ fluids at home?