LAKE FOREST, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holistic pet care for dog scratching, dog itching, dog genital licking and feline IBD can provide much needed relief for sick cats and dogs, says Susan Blake Davis, Pet Nutritionist at Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist ( Davis and Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. David Gordon are hosting a holistic pet care seminar to benefit homeless animals on Saturday September 25th in Lake Forest, California. Holistic pet care is the topic and will include a discussion of how pet nutrition, natural pet supplements, canine acupuncture and other holistic pet care treatments can provide relief for dog scratching, dog itching, feline IBD and many other pet health conditions.

“Many pet owners are frustrated because their dogs are scratching and itching constantly, their cats have feline IBD (cat has diarrhea or is vomiting frequently), and even after multiple visits to the veterinarian, the pet doesn’t seem to get better.” Many times, Davis says, a change in diet and a few holistic pet supplements such as a pet probiotic can finally help their pets get well. Davis teaches pet owners about the best pet foods to feed their cats and dogs using a combination of commercial and homemade pet food options. Holistic pet care, she says, involves not only researching the latest trends in pet nutrition (e.g. raw food diets) but determining if it is the correct diet for the cat or dog’s needs.

Davis, along with Dr. David Gordon, holistic veterinarian, address holistic pet care and pet health concerns on their blog “The Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal” ( Pet owners can submit questions about their pet’s health problems. Advice is offered so that pet owners can utilize both holistic pet care as well as conventional veterinary treatments. Davis answers questions about pet health topics that pet owners may be squeamish about discussing with their veterinarian. For instance, a dog licking genitals is a common question posted on the Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal. Davis points out for example, that when a dog is licking its genitals that it can be a sign of a dog urinary tract infection or canine yeast infection.

“Pet UTI’s and canine yeast infections respond quite well to holistic pet care used along with conventional veterinary care,” Davis comments. She states that “a dog licking its genitals constantly warrants a visit to the veterinarian. Laboratory tests and medications may be prescribed initially but holistic pet care can prevent the dog’s infection from recurring.”

About the Seminar:

The seminar entitled “Holistic Pet Care For Dogs and Cats” will provide an overview of holistic pet 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 event will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, California. 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 the seminar can be found on the Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal blog – – as well as

Recent topics include using holistic pet care to treat feline IBD, dog itching, dog scratching, dog genital licking and canine yeast infections.

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

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