Pet Nutrition and Holistic Veterinary Care Seminar to Help Homeless Animals

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DANA POINT, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist ( is hosting a pet nutrition and holistic veterinary care seminar "Natural Cures For Pets" to help save the lives of homeless pets. With the current economy, abandoned cats and dogs are entering shelters at an alarming rate and Ask Ariel is hoping the seminar will raise much needed funds to help save them. The pet nutrition and holistic veterinary care seminar will provide valuable tips to help pets live longer and healthier lives through holistic pet care using nutrition and natural pet supplements. Speakers are Dr. David Gordon, Medical Director, VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital and Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist and founder of Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist.

"Natural Cures for Pets" will provide an overview of holistic veterinary care and teach pet owners about the best foods to feed their pets as well as how to use nutritional supplements for common pet health issues. The seminar will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, CA. Admission is a $15 donation to Ariel Rescue, an IRS approved 501 (c) (3) public charity that saves the lives of shelter dogs in impoverished communities. Seating is limited so please RSVP by email at or phone 949-499-9380.

Details about "Natural Cures For Pets" can be found on the Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal blog ( Recent topics covered on the blog include natural treatments to treat kidney disease in cats, foods that contribute to allergies in dogs and holistic treatments for cats and dogs getting chronic urinary tract infections. Pet owners learn that many of these chronic pet health conditions can be caused by certain foods. For example, the common practice of giving dogs peanut butter can cause allergic reactions, yeast overgrowth and ear infections.

"Many pet owners are frustrated because their pets suffer with chronic health conditions such as endless scratching and itching, canine arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease; conditions where conventional veterinary care has offered limited options. Many of these pet health conditions can be successfully treated using holistic veterinary care including dietary changes, nutritional supplements and acupuncture," says Susan Blake Davis.

Davis, along with Dr. David Gordon, holistic veterinarian, address a full range of pet health concerns on their blog "The Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal" ( Pet owners can submit questions to the blog about their pet's health problems. Advice is offered so that pet owners can understand their options from both a conventional and holistic veterinary standpoint. For example, owners that have senior dogs with arthritis may be giving their dogs daily pain medication without realizing the benefits their dogs can experience using joint support supplements. While medications may help with the dog's pain management when necessary, the Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal explains how fish oil and other joint support supplements along with acupuncture and chiropractic, can help improve the dog's mobility and quality of life overall. The popularity of The Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal as well as holistic pet Web sites such as follow an ever-increasing trend by pet owners who are looking for answers beyond traditional veterinary care to improve their pet's health and longevity.

100 percent of the proceeds from "Natural Cures For Pets" will be donated to Ariel Rescue, an IRS approved nonprofit charity whose mission is to save the lives of shelter dogs in impoverished communities. Since 1999, Ariel Rescue has saved the lives of over 1,200 dogs that would otherwise have been euthanized. Ariel Rescue volunteers rescue the dogs from animal shelters, bring them to the veterinarian and then feature the pets on .

For more information about Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist, Ariel Rescue or Susan Blake Davis, CCN, pet nutritionist, please visit or call 949-499-9380.

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