Ask Ariel Customer Reviews
Ask Ariel has been offering expert pet nutrition advice and the best pet vitamins and supplements for dogs and cats since 2005. Some pets have challenging health issues and many owners feel like they have tried everything to help their pets feel better. We have found that pets achieve the best results when diet changes are made along with using our natural remedies.
While we discontinued consultations in 2014, our supplement protocols are based on Pet Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis's 10+ years of experience on staff at VCA Hospitals, working in conjunction with holistic veterinarians and veterinary specialists. To help your pet get the best results, we include FREE DIET TIPS with your order.
Below are some reviews from Ask Ariel customers:
"Our feral feline, Romeo, has been living in our basement since right before COVID hit. We have been unable to get him to the vet's office because of COVID, and most recently because they are only seeing patients in the parking lot! We are afraid we will lose him forever because he is so scared. That's when I found Ask Ariel! Several months ago, we noticed he developed a slight limp in his left paw. As the weeks went on, it was clear that he was getting worse and was suffering from Pillow Foot. I knew we needed to get him treatment but how? I started researching Pillow Foot and came across Ask Ariel's website. Their excellent advice regarding the "true" cause of Pillow Foot led me to try their protocol. WOW!!! After just one week, we were able to notice a marked improvement in his mobility. Now after three months, his little paw looks almost back to normal with NO limp. He also seems much happier and more content now. I can't thank Ask Ariel enough for providing safe, effective remedies to address the "root cause" of these diseases rather than just putting a bandaid on it!"
"This is Eddie showing off his lovely paw. He has been taking Power Probiotic and Immune Harmony since he had a terrible reaction to vaccinations which apparently made his immune system go haywire. He initially had a high prolonged fever and was on pain medication, fever reducer, and antibiotics. I started giving him Quent Drops & NOT Drops and within a week the fever was gone. Then he developed pillow paw and winky eye and could barely walk so we started the Power Probiotic and Immune Harmony and again within the week his eyes were clear and paws back to normal. He’s a very special boy. He was found as a kitten injured and on the center stripe of a lonely two lane blacktop. He’s been with me now for close to 10 years and thankfully back to his healthy and charming self. Thanks so much!"
"My sweet, beautiful Rudley has had tummy issues since he was a puppy. With Ask Ariel's help, we put him on a raw diet and have used their supplements…Amazing Omegas and Power Probiotics all these years. He will soon be eleven years old and he’s been very healthy.
"Samwell has been doing well thanks to Ask Ariel's Amazing Omegas, LypoZyme and Power Probiotic. He takes them daily to help with his collapsing trachea. The digestives help reduce any dietary issues or allergens that could irritate his throat and the omegas are an excellent anti-inflammatory."
"Since I started him on your trio of digestive aids (Probiotics, Enzymes, Gastro ULC) three months ago, he has not had a single vomiting episode, and now he eats his breakfast in the AM with gusto. No more gurgling stomach/grass-eating episodes and no more loud mouth smacking at night. I'm going to keep him on this supplement regime for a few more months and then see if I can cut back to once a day. Thanks so much Ask Ariel."
"Beau is a seven-year-old chihuahua and rat terrier mix around 15 pounds. He is in great health but with a tad bit of stiffness when he is very active which is so much better with these products. Curcumin complex and Arthrosoothe are the best joint supplements I’ve ever used for my furbabies and the only ones I️ trust. Thank you for these great products!"
"My cat, a 10 year old male Siamese, named Indie, was diagnosed with a large tumor next to his left adrenal gland/kidney in January of this year. The vets advised surgery immediately as the tumor was affecting his electrolytes (low potassium and high sodium). This operation is also very delicate and dangerous and we worried about his quality of life after the operation (if he survived it).
"We can't thank Susan Davis enough for her tremendous knowledge. My 5 lb. yorkie, Sissy, was diagnosed with early stage Protein Losing Enteropathy (Lymphagiectasia is a form of this) back in 2008. Before I even had a diagnosis, I scheduled a consult with Susan. Hands down, it was the best move I ever made.
"Molly, our 13 year old black lab was diagnosed with kidney disease in January of 2012 and was given a few months to live. She had been healthy most of her life, surviving a spindle cell cancer tumor removal in 2010. My husband and I were stunned with the diagnosis. In addition to her kidney disease, her legs were getting weak from arthritis and she was also starting to show signs of dementia. 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 speak to Susan Davis with AskAriel.com. I scheduled a consultation. Susan provided me with an easy home made food receipe that was good for Molly's kidneys. She also recommended commercial canned food that would be good for her. Then she recommended Renelix and the Kidney Health Formula for her kidney disease in addition to the Amazing Omegas. We've been treating her with Susan's supplements 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, compassion and arsenal of supplements. We are so grateful we found Susan and AskAriel and have already started our younger dog, Brandy on the Amazing Omegas."
"My 9 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel mix, Max, didn't have much of an appetite and would frequently vomit. He would often rush out to eat grass and then vomit afterwards. I was worried because he was thin and seemed so uncomfortable. I followed the Ask Ariel program and changed his diet while using supplements such as Gastro ULC and Power Probiotic. I really wasn't expecting much because I had made prior changes before that hadn’t worked. Within just a few days, Max improved. He no longer was interested in eating grass and his vomiting stopped. Max is now at a healthy weight and it is so nice to see him so happy to see his meals."
"Toby is a Persian cat 15 years old. Last year he was diagnosed with Kidney disease along with a UTI. Toby was fed, what we thought was a healthy diet--Royal Canin dry food. Toby would not eat the food and was getting weaker every day, he couldn't defecate and he wasn't urinating. You could see and feel every bone in his body, his eyes were glazed over and his coat was dull. Toby would sit and stare at the wall--he had given up. We couldn't watch him slowly die so we took him off of all of the meds and food and started searching for help on the web. We found Ask Ariel!
"Thank you so much for the allergy/skin solutions! The Pro-Aller plus the Notatum alternating with Quentans not only gave my 15 yr. old Maltese, Beebop, relief from his respiratory and skin allergy symptoms --- these amazing products helped his skin to heal completely and his beautiful hair to return so thickly, he looks like a young pup again. His ear inflammation and "gunk" cleared up, and he's happy and frolicking like his "old self". He's living up to that Beebop name and wrestling with our two other Maltese, the rescued Bambi and Thumper. For the first time in years, his little tail is back up and curled as he romps around our yard. We are eternally grateful to you and continue to recommend you and your products to all our pet-owner friends and family."
"Davy was diagnosed with IBD and was pretty bloated with fluid retention. I went to two different veterinarians but Davy still was very lethargic and wouldn’t eat. As stronger medications such as prednisone were being prescribed, we decided to try supplements instead. We started Davy on Liver & Gallbladder Supplement, LypoZyme & Power Probiotic. We also consulted with Susan about Davy’s diet. His swelling went down and the IBD is completely under control. I sprinkle the capsules over his food since it is odorless and has no taste. He's feeling great and back to normal size-- no more fluid retention."
"We wanted to let you know how well the Immune Harmony has been working for Cody, our 5 year old spaniel/border collie mix. Cody has autoimmune thrombocytopenia (his immune system attacks his platelets). He developed this in the Spring of 2008 which was about four months after we rescued him. He had to take Prednisone and Azathioprine for months to get it under control. Then we had to take him off the Azathioprine because it started affecting his liver enzymes. We slowly reduced the Prednisone to get him to the lowest dose that would keep him in remission. This kept his platelet counts between 80,000 and 120,000 which were considered adequate. The low end of the normal range for platelets is between 175,000 and 200,000 depending on the testing lab. We wanted his platelets to be as close to the normal range as possible so we didn’t have to worry about a relapse. You suggested Immune Harmony.
"To all the kind souls at Ask Ariel,
"About two years ago, I brought home my first kitten, Mia. At first, she was a playful bundle of energy, but then her health began to deteriorate. I noticed that Mia’s stomach was bloated and tight. She never seemed to be able to get comfortable, and she suffered from severe diarrhea and dehydration. We took her to four different veterinarians, even an Internal Medicine specialist. Mia was poked and prodded. She had blood tests, ultrasounds, and an expensive scoping procedure to get a biopsy of her small bowel. She was finally diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. After trying four different dry cat foods and a long list of medications with horrible side effects, we were still frustrated, and, worst of all, my kitten was still sick. We felt that the medications were a band-aid for a larger problem. We wanted a solution that would not only relieve her symptoms but one that would last. We finally decided to try a holistic approach. We did some research online and found Susan’s website. After a consultation with Susan, we were ready to try a combination of herbal remedies and a wet food diet. Susan suggested we try Nature’s Variety wet cat food. The results were quick. After making the dietary and supplement changes suggested by Susan, Mia’s bloating and diarrhea disappeared! She was more alert, hydrated, and she had a beautiful, shiny coat. Mia is now a healthy, active two-year-old cat. Thank you Susan and Nature’s Variety."
"Rocky, our 16 year old kitty, is doing quite well. At 15, he developed an allergy and we tried everything. However, after our consultation with Susan Davis and a process of elimination of different foods, we found that he was allergic to chicken. He does Notatum and Pro-Aller every night mixed in a very small amount of his high quality canned food. When he has an occasional flare-up of the Herpes virus, we alternate Notatum and Quentans at night -- still with the Pro-Aller. He is doing so well. People can't believe he is 16... one happy camper in Eastern, NC."
"In February 2007, our precious Rottweiler, Wyatt, was diagnosed with bone cancer. The lesion was on his left front wrist. The life expectancy was 2 to 6 months so we set out to help make Wyatt comfortable. Amputation was not an option for him. We went to a cancer specialist and got some great supplements. We went to an oncologist and she suggested a bone strengthener Pamidrinate that wouldn't cure him but might help with the pain and possibly retard the tumor a bit. She also suggested acupuncture and contacting Susan Davis for nutritional support.
"Bella is our fourth and most sensitive golden. She developed chronic UTI's and yeast on her skin. We have always fed Bella premium dog food since she was a puppy. After many expensive tests, medications and possible surgery to correct her problems, we found Susan Davis. We have had nothing but good results. Susan directed us to better health and happiness for Bella with her knowledge and expertise. As my husband so simply put it, "She's fixed!!!!!" Thank you Susan."
"I had tried several other brands of fish oil for my 3 year old Yorkie, Tango. His coat continued to look dry while using the other brands. I started using Amazing Omegas and seriously within a few DAYS noticed a new sheen and luster on his coat. I believe that the difference is the uncompromising quality of this product. The first time I opened the bottle, I immediately noticed the fresh smell of this oil. Tango’s groomer, who is an expert on canine coats, comments regularly about the health and beauty of his coat. We love this product and would highly recommend it."
"My name is Maverick and I am a 10 year old Miniature Pinscher Mix. My friends call me Ricky but I will come to just about anything if you have a tasty treat. You’d never know it from my sexy, studly stature, but I was once a very sick old man and nearly died from complications related to diabetes and obesity. Basically, I needed a complete overhaul from my bad eating habits of cheese, kibble, milk bones (large ones of course!), table scraps and anything else I could beg for. By the time my mom realized there was a problem (I started to drink lots of water and lose weight rapidly), I was in a very serious state of ketoacidosis and liver dysfunction. My mom knew that I had to give up my naughty habits to get me back on track.
"Bruiser had chronic yeast and skin problems. We had been to the veterinarian many times but the problem would just come back. We scheduled a consultation with Susan Davis and followed her dietary and supplement recommendations which included Olive Leaf Extract. Bruiser's yeast finally cleared up and I receive many compliments on how nice his coat looks. It was the best consultation fee I could have spent."
"Layla is a 3 year old Yorkshire Terrier who was diagnosed with pancreatitis in October of 2008. Our vet wanted Layla to be put on 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 Susan in the past for her Yorkie with great success. Our vet was quite sure that Layla's issues could not be managed with a home cooked diet but we were determined to try. From the moment I talked to Susan in our first consultation, I knew that Layla was in good hands and that through her help, everything would be fine. Layla was put on a strict diet, along with Ask Ariel's LypoZyme and Power Probiotic. Layla's Spec numbers went from 740 (under 400 is considered normal) in October, down to 164 in February. Our family is beyond thankful to Susan and all that she has done to save our girl from a lifetime of horrible canned food. I recommend Susan to anyone I meet who is considering home cooking or who is dealing with a dog with health issues. I just can't say enough about how knowledgeable Susan is and how deeply she cares."
"Smokey (8 years old) said that he wanted to thank you all for his Colostrum For Pets. To help him with the stomatitis, we sprinkle Colostrum For Pets in a little ham baby food with some spring water. He literally licks it up and it helps to coat his gums and he is one satisfied baby. Rocky (16 years old) enjoys it as well and it helps his immune system. Wonderful Product!"
"Just want to thank you so much for helping our kitty, Jessie with her IBD. She is so much better, playing with her toys and our other cat, Romeo. The Notatum and Power Probiotic really worked! I give them to her as a bedtime snack. We are so grateful that we have our Jessie back."
"Molly Marie, our kitty, was very sick and had fleas, ear mites and hot spots when we rescued her. We took her to the vet numerous times and she was treated with antibiotics and steroids that proved to be unsuccessful. We had blood work done and determined that she had a staph infection on the hot spots as well as an infection in her pancreas and a UTI, too. She once again took antibiotics and everything healed except the hot spots, which by this time had become a lot worse with the largest one being the size of a lemon. I tried organic shampoo, sprays and creams—nothing worked.
"Cookie is my senior cocker spaniel/dachshund mix rescued a few years ago. Just over a year ago, she had a malignant mammary tumor removed and it was suggested that she have chemotherapy immediately thereafter so it wouldn't come back. Instead, I did some research for alternatives, found Ask Ariel, and then decided to try the OncoPet and Immune Harmony cancer package. It is obvious that Cookie's health only got better from that point on and I am grateful to Susan Davis for her advice and fabulous products! Cookie also benefits from Phosphatidyl Serine for her Cushing's Disease, Amazing Omegas, and Power Probiotic.
"Sophie, our sweet boxer, is now 14 years old. Boxers generally only live 8 - 10 years. Thanks to Ask Ariel's diet and supplement program, Sophie is going strong physically and mentally. As many senior dogs do, Sophie had developed pancreatitis and was having digestive issues; she did not want to eat. Susan Davis, Ask Ariel Nutritionist, formulated a low fat diet for Sophie and recommended using the supplements, K9 Digestive Enzymes and LypoZyme. Sophie no longer has pancreatitis and she is back to chowing down her meals.
"Murphy was diagnosed with Stromal Sarcoma after a tumor on her spleen was discovered (which was removed through surgery) & was given 3 months (tops) to live. The vet told us to not even bother with chemo or radiation. This all happened in early August of '06. We contacted Susan Davis and did a consultation. She gave us a special cancer diet for Murphy and a supplement protocol (OncoPet and other products) based on her symptoms and type of cancer. It is now the end of April 2007 and Murphy is doing very well. She just celebrated her 8th birthday in March and still has tons of energy & is so lovable. It is almost as if she knows every day is a gift. Thank you for all your care and concern. Murphy sends her love :)"
"Oliver was getting chronic UTIs and we tried many rounds of antibiotics. We used the Akutur along with Power Probiotic and Notatum. This really seemed to help stop the cycle of nonstop infections. Ollie has gone 6 months without an infection. Whenever he shows signs that he might be getting another one, we immediately start him on the Akutur and Notatum and it works right away."
"Happy New Year! Thank you for keeping our Labrador Stanley well. He just celebrated his 9th Birthday! After his cancer diagnosis in early September, we all wondered if he would be here for Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then his birthday. He has not seen his general vet or specialist since his diagnosis. We attribute his wellness to your products! YOU have BLESSED us immensely! Each time we receive an order from you, somehow Stanley knows "his ladies from California have sent him a package." Our heartfelt gratitude to all of you!"
"My name is Gunnar. Here I am at my 16th birthday party having a blast. My mom did a consultation with Susan Davis and I am feeling so much better. I currently take SAMe and LypoZyme, which are pills that help the liver. Since I have been on these pills, I have been feeling really great. My appetite increased and I have a lot more energy. My mom says that without these great products, I wouldn't be here and both of us highly recommend them!"
"Our dog Bleu is 8 years old and very active. Recently, we noticed he was really slowing down, seemed stiff and overall less agile. He stopped jumping on our bed and seemed to be much less spry. He also had an episode where he was crying out about his neck following a day of playing with his friends. We gave Bleu ArthroSoothe and noticed improvement within a few days (He already was using the Amazing Omegas which has helped his coat and allergies tremendously). But, when upon adding the Curcumin for Pets--wow--what a difference in energy. Our bouncy boy Bleu is back! We have heard similar stories about cats with inflamed, swollen limbs. We hope your pet will show the bounce and energy that we have experienced."
"Tootsie was a stray who came into our local shelter. I brought her home to foster her for Internet MinPin Service a year ago. She was somewhere around 10 years old at the time. She apparently had had injuries to her back legs. There was little muscle tone and she could barely walk, often holding one leg up as she tried. I started her on a glucosamine/chondroitin preparation but saw little progress. Three months later someone told me about Ask Ariel products and I purchased the ArthroSoothe and started her on that. She made amazing progress. Within a month she was able to use the leg that previously she had not walked on. A couple months later she was able to go at a fast walk and a few more months and she could trot. Six months after starting the ArthroSoothe she was able to actually run. Today you would never know that her back legs had been so bad. She has good muscle tone, runs, uses steps, and never has any more discomfort."
"I am writing this testimonial so that others like me who are very hesitant to follow instructions from someone (I didn't even know) on the internet can help their dog. Sophie had recurrent urinary tract infections that became resistant to antibiotics. As a result of the large amount of antibiotics, she started to have digestive and itching issues. After two different vets, with multiple visits, costing lots of money and no improvement, I was extremely frustrated.
"I am writing to thank you for your site and products. On New Year's Eve, I took my 18 month chihuahua Loki to the vet. He had not been eating, was sleeping all the time and was losing weight. He only weighs 2.5 lbs and could not afford to lose weight. I was told by the vet that he had renal failure and would not live long as the treatment and/or dialysis for him would be very expensive. I was heartbroken to say the least. I began to search the internet to try to find something that could help my baby. There was your site, www.askariel.com. I ordered the kidney supplements and I am happy to say that Loki is back to normal. Eating, playing with his sister, running around the house just as if he had never been sick. Thank you so much for the work you do."
"I ordered herbs for Ranger, my 14 year old cat, on Friday Jan 29th, 2010. To my great surprise, they arrived here in Upstate NY on Monday Feb 1st! Ranger, my kitty was near death. She hid to sleep constantly. Usually cats hide to die. She was in really bad shape. I had one cat die of liver disease and two others from renal failure. Ranger is my third cat with renal failure so I know how they act before they die.
Archie & Noonie
"I would like to thank Susan Davis for all of her knowledge and expertise in nutrition and diet. My Archie and Noonie would not be here today if I hadn't found her! Through her instruction, we have corrected the heart problem Archie had and the kidney problem Noonie had. My vet is amazed and to me, it is no less than a miracle! Susan has taught me how to keep them healthy and happy in their "golden years". Thank you."
"In April 2008, our 10-year-old dog, Teddy, a Chow Chow rescue, was diagnosed with a liver tumor. Our vet did not know if it was cancer at the time. As Teddy’s tumor grew, he was able to be tested, and cancer was confirmed. We were told he was too old for conventional treatment and, as his cancer progressed, to simply keep him comfortable. The vet had no hope for his recovery.
"My dog Marco was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. I have been giving him suppleemnts which really seem to help. However, one of his symptoms is constant coughing. It is so horrible to see him suffer. The ApoTuss and ApoPulm helped him so much. I can't believe that it completely stopped his coughing. We previously had tried some coughing medication from the veterinarian and Marco was still coughing. Thank you so much for helping Marco feel better!"
"Just wanted to thank you. Our 4 year old Selkirk Rex, Zin, was adopted through a rescue when he was 2. He was recently diagnosed with the Herpes Virus; which explained a lot of his illnesses since we have had him. Two months ago, he became ill with a really bad cold; he could hardly breathe and soon stopped eating and drinking. We took him to two Vets, both tried hard to help him with antibiotics and antihistamines; but he still was suffering. I found your website and ordered the Quentans and the Notatum drops and gave them to him daily. He is now almost back to his normal little self and we are so grateful! He is eating and drinking. He even jumped his little brother tonight! His breathing is pretty much normal now for his flat little nose. Thanks again for helping our Zin!"
"Thank you for the amazing supplements you provide. We see a tremendous improvement in the lives of all our cats and dogs! They have more energy and are far healthier. Subsequently we spend a lot less time at the veterinary office. With your supplements we are looking forward to having our babies with us for many more years! The picture attached is of my Lab mix Julie. Just shy of her 3rd birthday, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. The day after the test came back we went online to email you guys about her condition. We bought everything that was recommended and a year later we've been seizure free and have seen a remarkable improvement in her attitude and energy. She is taking her Dog Brain Booster, Purrfect Pet CoQ10, Curcumin, EFA oils, and probiotics daily. She is only 3 years old and is the sweetest girl! Thank you for giving me many more healthy years with her!"