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Welcome to Ask Ariel's online pet health center! Browse our library of articles about pet nutrition with answers to the most commonly asked dog and cat health questions. Our veterinary FAQs cover pet nutrition tips and holistic treatments for a wide variety of dog and cat health issues ranging from feline stomatitis to collapsed trachea in dogs.

We are passionate about holistic pet nutrition and want to empower you to take charge of your pet's health. If you have any pet health questions, email us at [email protected]. We look forward to helping your pet feel better!






Cat Hairballs

Our home remedies for hairballs can help to prevent and eliminate fur buildup in your cat's digestive tract.

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Why Do Dogs Fart?


If your dog's smelly gas can clear a room, our pet's owner's guide to flatulence can help stop the stink.

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Is Your Cat Sneezing?


An occasional sneeze is normal. Did you know that chronic sneezing may not be due to allergies? Learn about why cats sneeze and how to help them.

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Natural Alternative
To Pain Killers

There are natural pain killers for cats and dogs that can help reduce the need for prescription pain medications. Herbal supplements and oils can help.

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Colitis In Dogs


Does your dog have chronic diarrhea? Blood or mucus in the stool? Our guide explains the causes of colitis in dogs and how natural treatments can help.

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Cat Ear Infections


Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for cat ear infections can help support ear health & alleviate discomfort.

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Why Is My Dog Limping?



Has your dog been holding up a paw? Not putting weight on a back leg? Limping in pets can be caused by various factors. Find out the most common reasons why dogs may limp.

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Understanding Your
Cat & Dog's Microbiome


The microorganisms in your pet's gut promote efficient nutrient absorption and support the immune system. Let's explore why your pet's microbiome is so important.

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Pet Rehabilitation:
Physical Therapy & Chiropractic


Natural pet rehabilitation modalities, such as acupuncture or chiropractic, are healthy ways to help your pet’s mobility, reduce pain and enhance immune function. Learn more about different types of pet rehab.

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5 Treats That Could
Make Your Pet Sick


Did you know that treats like peanut butter and tuna could make your pet sick? Learn about healthy treats for your pet and ingredients to avoid.

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Dry Kibble Facts


Is dry kibble good for your pet? Dry kibble is made using carbohydrates and can cause digestive problems in some pets. Find out if it may be a good fit for your pet.

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3 Myths About
Prescription Diets


Are you feeding your pet a prescription diet? Did you know there may be natural food alternatives available that can address your pet's nutritional needs?

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?


Is your dog eating grass and vomiting bile? Dogs often eat grass when they have an upset stomach. Find out what to do when your dog is vomiting after eating grass.

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How To Choose The Best
Probiotic For Your Pet


Should you give your dog or cat probiotics? Probiotics can help pets in so many ways. Learn what to look for when buying a pet probiotic supplement.

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Why Use Liver
Supplements For Pets?


What do liver supplements do and when should you use them for your pet? SAMe and milk thistle are just a few of the ingredients to look for in a pet liver supplement.

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What Are The Most Common Dog Health Conditions?


Early detection can save a dog's life. Here are the five of the most common reasons pet owner’s take their dog to the vet along with links to natural dog care articles.

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Collapsed Trachea
Success Stories


Collapsed trachea can make it harder for your dog to breathe. Read our success stories with real Ask Ariel reviews about natural supplements for collapsed trachea in dogs.

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What Are The Most Common Cat Health Conditions?


Early detection can save a cat's life. Here are five of the the most common reasons pet owner’s take their cat to the vet along with links to cat health questions.

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What Is Quercetin For Dogs?


Looking for a natural antihistamine for dog allergies? Quercetin is one of our most popular holistic pet supplements. It's a safe, effective pet allergy treatment.

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Can Dry Kibble Prevent
Dental Problems?


Dental problems can be one of the most expensive costs of owning a pet. Learn what you can do to keep your pet's teeth healthy and avoid costly vet dental bills.

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What Is Hip Dysplasia
In Dogs?


Holistic pet nutrition and supplements can help dogs with hip dysplasia. Omega-3s and CBD oil for hip dysplasia in dogs can relieve pain and improve mobility.

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Can Dogs Be Allergic To Peanut Butter?


Peanut butter is an easy way to give pills to dogs. However, it is a common allergen found in dog food and treats. Is peanut better safe for your dog to eat?

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What Can You Do If Your
Dog Has Seizures?


Holistic treatments and CBD Oil for dog seizures can help reduce their frequency and severity. Learn about the best diet and supplements for dogs with seizures.

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What Can You Do To Help
A Cat With Stomatitis?


Feline stomatitis is a painful autoimmune condition affecting a cat's mouth and gums. Holistic pet nutrition and supplements for cat stomatitis can help.

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How To Give A Pet A Pill


Administering medications and pet supplements can be a challenge. Here are a few easy tips to take the stress out of giving your cat or dog a pill.

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Dog Nutrition 101


What is the best diet for dogs? What foods are good for dogs? What ingredients should you avoid? Here are 5 easy tips for how to choose the best dog food.

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Why Is My Cat Vomiting?


Diet changes and digestive supplements can help if a cat keeps throwing up. Learn the causes of cat vomiting and foods to avoid to help your cat feel better.

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Raw Frozen Diets


Are raw frozen diets safe for pets? What are the benefits of feeding raw food for dogs and cats? Learns the pros and cons of raw feeding and whether a raw diet is right for your pet.

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Does Your Pet Have A
Healthy Immune System?


How can you boost your dog or cat's immune system? Are there natural antibiotics for pets? Holistic pet supplements can help fight superbugs & boost your pet's immunity.


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Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs


Here are natural tips for dogs diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis and GOLPP (Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy).

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7 Tips To Help Your
Pet Lose Weight


Did you know that vegetables like green beans can be added to your dog's meals to help them feel full? Here are 7 easy ways to help your pet lose weight.

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What Is Pillow Paw In Cats?


Pillow Foot can cause cats to develop painful, swollen cracked paw pads. Immune support supplements can help prevent flare-ups and inflammation.

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How Can I Treat My
Dog's Cancer Naturally?


What supplements for dogs with cancer can really help? Learn about how curcumin, CBD oil and green tea can help treat a dog's cancer naturally.

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Collapsed Trachea In Dogs


What can be done for a dog with collapsed trachea? Home treatment for collapsed trachea with pet nutrition and supplements like collagen can reduce coughing.

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Itching, Scratching & Licking: Allergies In Dogs


Is your dog always scratching but doesn't have fleas? Dogs can be also be itchy due to yeast or food and environmental allergies.

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Why Is My Dog Vomiting?


Liver disease, IBS, IBD, bacterial infections and parasites can cause dogs to vomit. Learn how to treat dog vomiting at home using pet nutrition and dog digestive supplements.

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For additional holistic veterinary care information please visit the American Holistic Veterinary Association's website at www.ahvma.org. They have pet health articles, resources and information about holistic treatments for dogs and cats. They also have a directory of veterinarians that offer everything from chiropractic, to acupuncture, to holistic pet nutrition.

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