Natural Living Is NOT Just For Humans

Randy Klein, Whiskers‘ own, talks about natural living. Take a quick look:

“We as human beings, enjoy a wonderful and blessed freedom of choice. We choose what we wear, where we live, how we occupy our time and what we put inside our bodies. In contrast, our pets live in a state of total dependence upon us. We dictate when they go out, where they sleep and of course, what and when they eat. For this reason, it is vital that we who are concerned about healthful living give the care and feeding of our four-legged friends the same thoughtful attention we give to our own health and well-being. Sadly, for most of us, the dietary decisions we make for our nonhuman loved ones are largely determined by television commercials and/or what happens to be on sale at a given moment. They deserve better.”

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Thank You For The Kind Words, Carl!

“I wish that could say that my cats, Lewis and Clark, get nothing but the best, but that would be a lie. How healthfully they eat varies, just like it varies with me, and for all the same reasons. According to my schedule, they eat: Solid Gold, Iams or, in the most dire of circumstances, Purina Cat Chow from the deli on the corner. I’ve never heard any complaints.

Today I wandered into Whiskers Holistic Pet Care in the east village with a friend and was left feeling inadequate and guilty as a pet owner. Irresponsible, even.

Living in New York I’ve grown accustomed to being in shops, surrounded by merchandise that I know I can’t afford. It just usually happens at the Barney’s Co-op or ABC Carpet & Home and not pet food stores.

At Whiskers I got into a conversation with one of the owners, Randy. Somehow the topic of what I feed my cats came up.

“Do you eat meat?” she asked.

I didn’t know what to say. I weighed all possible options and outcomes and opted for the truth. “Yes, I do,” I said.

“Then share,” she said.

Whiskers has been open since 1988 and occupies a small, crowded space on east 9th Street. The store has another location in Astoria. At the east village store I peered into one of the gigantic freezers that sit on one side of the store and pulled out what looked like a plastic take-out container of some frozen tofurkey salad like one might find at Whole Foods. I saw what looked like carrots, meat and pasta. It looked delicious, like something that I would absolutely eat. It was dog food.

My friend, Robbie, was there for Primal Canine Beef Patties; Primal Feline Chicken and Salmon Nuggets; Nupro Silver with Glucosamine, MSM, and Ester-C; and Halo Dream Coat. I would probably eat all these items, as well, if they were offered me a silver platter with a ramekin of ranch dressing.

At the end, my guilty conscience prevailed and I left with Primal Feline Chicken and Salmon Nuggets, four of which are defrosting in the fridge and the rest of which are occupying not a small amount of space in my already crowded freezer.”

Thank you for the kind words! Stories like this make our day. Click here for his blog post. 

Carbon Pawprint: Pets Go Green

NYCgo, thanks for a awesome article.

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Feed me-ow!

Hey cat owner, this article is for you!

“If you’re one of the 35 million cat guardians in the United States, you undoubtedly want to know whether your feline is getting the food it needs for optimal health. For the domestic housecat, the wrong diet can contribute to health problems ranging from kidney disease and diabetes to allergies and cancer. To make the most of its nine lives, your cat requires a diet that strengthens its immune system—and that means the natural foods that closely resemble the diet of its ancestors.”

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Holistic Petcare by Whiskers featured on The Queens Gazette

Check out this post on The Queens Gazette about Whiskers. Great recognition in Queens, thank you!