About Ask ArielWelcome to Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist! Thank you for visiting our website. Based in Orange County, California, we are the pet nutrition experts offering exceptional quality pet supplements to help your pets feel better. Expect the best! Our treatment plans for cat and dog health conditions were developed based on Pet Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis’ experiences rescuing and rehabilitating homeless shelter animals. Our supplements are all human grade products, third-party tested for potency and purity. Ask Ariel pet supplements have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005 and are recommended by veterinarians nationwide. Our Mission
If you had the power to heal your pet would you? Of course you would. You love your pets and want what’s best for them. But many pet owners become discouraged after several unsuccessful attempts to help their pets using conventional veterinary care. You may have been told that there isn’t anything more you can do and that genetics and/or your pet’s anatomy are what they are.
Our mission at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist is to empower you to take charge of your pet’s health and find another path to wellness. We believe that an integrative approach combining holistic pet care (diet and lifestyle changes along with supplements) with conventional veterinary treatments provided by your veterinarian can give your pet the best chance to recover.
Susan Davis & Ariel, 6 months after her diagnosis with kidney disease
April Fool’s Day—2004. A day I will always remember—no fun and games but rather shock that my beloved Husky mix Ariel--my best friend and companion, was suddenly diagnosed with chronic renal failure—a deadly disease that takes its victims rapidly. Ariel meant the world to me---and unless we found a miracle, she didn’t have much more time.…
The veterinary treatment for chronic renal failure was extremely limited---a prescription diet and subcutaneous fluids. I knew there had to be more I could do. I went on a focused mission to find a way to prolong Ariel’s life. What I discovered was amazing--- there were other options! Not only could I increase Ariel’s time and quality of life, but I could help others in a similar situation. Through holistic healing, nutritional changes and natural supplements, Ariel went on to live past her 14th birthday, maintaining a very high quality of life.
Our triumphant journey over renal failure (Ariel died from an unrelated issue) inspired me to establish Ask Ariel. It is my personal goal to provide you with information and alternative options so that you can find wellness for yourself and your pet. YOU can help your pet attain optimal wellness through holistic healing---you just need the tools and information. Don’t get discouraged----Just Ask Ariel!
Nationwide, many veterinarians are familiar with Ask Ariel supplements and recommend them for their client’s pets. Ask Ariel’s holistic treatment protocols are based on science and are veterinary approved. For over 10 years, Pet Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis offered holistic consultations at VCA hospitals in Southern California working in conjunction with several veterinarians, most notably Dr. David Gordon, holistic veterinarian. Susan also provided consultations at a veterinary oncology center working with oncologists to help pets with cancer. Ask Ariel’s supplements were used in these hospitals to help sick pets and are now available through our website. Over the years, many clients have used Ask Ariel supplements under the guidance of their veterinarians along with conventional veterinary treatments with great results.
“Ask Ariel has natural remedies and diet suggestions that can be effectively combined with conventional veterinary care provided at a veterinary hospital. Over the years, many of the veterinary patients I have treated have benefited from Ask Ariel supplements.”
Dr. David Gordon, Holistic Veterinarian
Owner, Arch Beach Veterinary Hospital
Pet Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis, Certified Clinical Nutritionist started Ask Ariel after seeing the results she achieved with rescue dogs and her own dog Ariel. Susan Blake Davis volunteered in animal rescue for 15 years saving thousands of pets from impoverished shelters and finding loving homes for them.
As a rescue volunteer, Susan Davis used holistic
treatments to help homeless pets get adopted.
Many of the pets had health issues that prevented them from getting adopted such as skin and digestive problems. Susan wanted more than anything for these pets to get the homes they deserved and when conventional veterinary treatments weren’t always successful, she began using natural supplements and diet changes. The pets transformed! Each week, she and other volunteers would sit outside of PetSmart trying to find homes for the dogs. One dog had been passed over due to skin problems and a few weeks later with holistic care, people were commenting on how nice the dog’s coat was.
About Ask Ariel Pet Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis, CCN
With her wealth of knowledge about holistic pet care and extensive experience recuperating rescued animals from shelters, Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist founded Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist. Susan is a licensed Pet Nutritionist who provided pet health consultations at the The Veterinary Cancer Group and at several VCA Hospitals in Southern California. Working in conjunction with Dr. David Gordon, Holistic Veterinarian, Susan offered telephone consultations worldwide helping cats and dogs improve their heath using natural foods and supplements. Through her 10+ years of experience offering consultations, Susan developed holistic pet health protocols that could be used in conjunction with conventional veterinary care.
Prior to becoming a pet nutritionist, Susan gained valuable experience volunteering her time in animal rescue. She is the founder of Ariel Rescue, a 501(c) (3) public charity dedicated to saving the lives of shelter dogs in impoverished communities. Many of these animals were severely malnourished and sick but Susan saw their potential, and working with local veterinarians, restored them to good health. She saw the power of nutritious foods, holistic pet care and the benefit of natural supplements in their healing. Ariel Rescue saved over 1500 pets that would have otherwise perished.
Susan Davis, Pet Nutritionist, graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Davis and attained a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology and an MBA from UCLA. She also earned a Clinical Nutritionist Certification (CCN) from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Susan is proud of her indoctrination into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Nation’s Oldest Academic Honor Society (pictured below).
As a Pet Nutritionist, Susan believes in using an integrative approach to health care—combining both conventional and holistic care in addressing a pet’s health concerns. Susan’s accomplishments have been featured on CBS News, Dog Fancy Magazine, CNN, in the Orange County Register and Women’s World Magazine. Susan was asked to address the importance of holistic pet care to pet food industry experts at the 2011 Pet Food & Supplements Industry Advisory Conference.
"Let Your Food Be Your Medicine" - Hippocrates, Greek physician
We understand how hard it is when your pet isn't feeling well and we will do all we can to help. It can be confusing to know which cat and dog supplements would be appropriate for your pet. Please email us at [email protected] Please note that we cannot provide consultative advice due to veterinary regulations, but we will be happy to provide articles and information so that you can make an informed decision about what's best for your pet.