DANA POINT, CA – June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Dog itching, dog scratching and other dog skin problems can be remedied using holistic pet care,” says Susan B. Davis, pet nutritionist for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (www.AskAriel.com). With the hot summer months approaching, many dogs are scratching, itching and tearing their fur out. Most people think that if their dogs are itching and scratching that it must be fleas. However, once the flea treatment has been applied, many dogs still continue to scratch relentlessly because they have allergies and/or other skin problems.

Susan Davis, CCN says the problem can be remedied using holistic pet care that includes changing the pet’s diet, adding critical nutrients such as Omega 3 fatty acids and using nutritional supplements that can help control allergies and yeast overgrowth.

Davis comments, “Many dogs with severe allergies have chronic ear or skin infections, an odor even after bathing, and are chronically chewing and licking on their paws. A yeast and/or bacterial overgrowth can typically be seen at some point as the dog’s immune system becomes compromised from the allergies.” Davis, who works as a pet nutritionist at several veterinary clinics in Southern California, says this is the most common problem pet owners have at this time of year.

Davis’ website, Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist, www.AskAriel.com, provides natural pet supplements and common sense explanations regarding this common pet health problem. Unfortunately, many dogs are treated repeatedly with antibiotics and corticosteroids which can provide short-term relief but will compound the problem in the long-run. Davis provides holistic pet consultations which provide dog owners with a step-by-step guide on how to heal a pet’s itching and scratching from the inside. She will work with the dog owner to teach them how to feed their pet natural food choices that will reduce food allergies and healthy pet supplements to enhance their dog’s skin and coat.

Contrary to some claims, “people food” can actually be good for pets when it is made from wholesome ingredients and properly balanced. “Table scraps contain too much fat and other non-nutritious ingredients that can make pets sick and disagree with their physiology, but fresh meals made with balanced ingredients can help them ward off diseases and chronic pet health conditions” says Davis. She encourages people to give their pets wholesome nutritious meals made from cooked fish, lean meats (if not allergic), brown rice, flax oil and fresh vegetables-otherwise known as “people food.”

Davis’ website, www.askariel.com is a library of common pet health conditions with guidelines on how to treat them using diet, nutrition and pet supplements. All of her holistic treatment plans and pet supplements are veterinarian-approved. Davis’ approach is truly holistic in that she looks at the pet’s complete health composite and doesn’t try to recommend a “magic pill” for one specific problem.

“Many websites try to sell one supplement to solve all of your pet’s problems,” said Davis. “There is no ‘one’ cure, food or pet supplement that will solve everything. It just doesn’t work that way, especially when skin problems are involved.”

Proceeds from AskAriel.com will help fund Ariel Rescue, a charity founded by Davis that saves the lives of abandoned shelter dogs.

For more information about Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist or Susan Davis, CCN, pet nutritionist, please visit http://www.askariel.com or call 949-499-9380.

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