As long time urbanites residing a mere 30 minutes from Manhattan we literally have The Big Apple, and all it has to offer, at our feet.
So, we've decided to start a new feature on our blog: City Critters. We will highlight some of our favorite dog friendly stores and spots in NYC. Maybe if some of you live in the area or decide to visit the big city you will want to check 'em out.
The first place we want to highlight is Whiskers Holistic Pet Products.
Whiskers was founded in 1988 before Holistic pet care was de rigeur. Located in the East Village its a very helpful, and for the area, large pet store carrying tons of natural pet products.
The best thing about Whiskers is the personal attention. These days you can buy natural pet products of every variety on-line, and I often do, but at Whiskers the staff will listen to your pets problems and offer you advice. If you live outside of the city they also offer consultations. The owner of the store Phil Klein referred to as the "dog father" in this article, from The Village Beat, is always willing to talk to and advice pet lovers.
Whiskers also offers cat adoptions and they have a large and comfortable cat kennel
and walls festooned with dog adoption fliers.
Whiskers also offers its own line of liquid herbal formulas. I recently purchased Whiskers Own Crystals Away to help Norbert deal with his Struvite Crystals.
They must be doing something right because as you can read in this article
from the New York Times Phil and Randy Klein have two 25 year old cats! An inspiration for any pet owner.