Whiskers Holistic Pet Care is much more than a quirky pet store. Owners Randi and Phil Klein opened the shop on E. 9th St. in 1988 and have been on a mission to educate pet owners about alternatives to mainstream pet care practices ever since. Whiskers focuses primarily on cats and dogs, but they also provide information about caring for birds and other small creatures. Neither Phil nor Randi are veterinarians, but their consultation is based on the work of folks like veterinary guru Dr. Marty Goldstein. In general, holistic pet care emphasizes homeopathy and herbal remedies over pharmaceutical options. Over the years the thriving operation expanded, annexing the much larger space next door in 1998 and a new outlet in Astoria, Queens in 2008. The Kleins know personally the manufacturers of the products they carry and also stock a “Whiskers’ Own” line of products. Whiskers also hosts events like vet consultations, offers free nail clipping services, and is involved in finding homes for shelter animals. –Alex Crowley
Louie getting his well deserved hero’s gift basket full of Whiskers goodies and a hand painted dog bowl !!!!
Janelle his mom is happy they had Louie around because he saved her life by standing on her bed and barking like crazy as she was having a seizure related to her pregnancy. Richard heard the frantic barking and ran up the stairs to see what was going on!! Mom was then rushed to the hospital for a emergency Cesarean section. Baby Charlotte was born 3 months early and is doing well in neonatal !!!
All the Best from Whiskers Holistic Petcare
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Welcome to the brave new world of alternatives in pet health care. Founded in 1988, our mission is to bring the benefits of holistic wellness concepts to the universe of companion animals through the education of pet care-givers, and to foster the research, identification and introduction of products and methods to further that aim.
Manhattan: 235 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003-7536 (212) 979-2532
Queens: 19-25 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105, (718)-626-8590
The latest cat for adoption in our Astoria store is Gideon, a social character if ever there was one. He sits at the door of Whiskers Rescue Ranch to view the action, and sweetly meows that he would like to come out and talk! An absolutely cuddly cat, he’s very responsive to staff or strangers, and clearly loves people. He is not from the aloof cat circle, and is quite warm and curious to get to know new visitors, get a scratch, and settle in someone’s arms.
When he came to Whiskers, he had an eye infection that we took care of with veterinary care, and he’s just fine now. He’s about one-year-old and neutered, just about the most affectionate cat we’ve ever met in this species. He is definitely not a loner, but does stretch out to take a good nap in the lazy sunny afternoons.
However, he is not a fan of the canine sect. In fact, when a dog enters the store, he’ll jump on the highest ramp in the ranch, with hairs on end, hissing at the intruder to let him know just what kind of threat he can be. So, no dogs in a home for Gideon!
If interested in adopting him, please call us at 718-626-8590 or come in and meet him. Tell friends! He is a really happy cat, and as much as we all love having him around, we hope to find him the happy home he deserves.
Pets & People Come One, Come All! TV Shoot at Whiskers: Fri 6/22 fm 12 to 4PM for The Dr. Marty Show:
Dr. Marty Goldstein, The Renowned Holistic Vet Your Pet Wants to See, Author of The Nature of Animal Healing, and Phil Klein, Whiskers Own Sage of Natural Petcare, will Confer on Some-as-Yet-To-Be-Star Pets
Dr. Marty is our favorite holistic vet, and a renowned leader in integrative medicine for animals for over 25 years http://www.drmarty.com, as long as Whiskers Holistic Petcare has been in business. He is one of the first veterinarians to combine the best of both conventional and holistic medicine with powerful, curative results for health, and against disease. Delve into his book, The Nature of Animal Healing, to read about how his techniques have turned around cases of pets for whom the prognosis was dire.
Developments are underway to launch The Dr. Marty Show on TV. To produce a demo to entice full-out production for TV syndication, a first shoot is planned at Whiskers Holistic Petcare in the East Village on Friday, June 22, from Noon to 4PM.
Some pets will have the benefit of a free consultation by both Dr. Marty and Whiskers own expert advisor, Phil Klein, with recommendations for both holistic and conventional remedies, whether a cat, dog, rabbit, bird or reptile. Please bring your pets!
As some of you know, Phil is always available in-store and by phone for complimentary consults with customers and their pets. Now, Dr. Marty joins Phil’s corner for a lucky group of pets that get the advice of both. All will be filmed on-camera.
We’d love to have as many fans of Whiskers, mammals and otherwise, be part of the shoot. The Dr. Marty Show crew will interview customers about your visit to Whiskers, and your choices in how you care for your pets. If you can, please bring your pets! More details will be provided on-site on June 22nd.
It’s also a good chance to buy Dr. Goldstein’s book at Whiskers, and available on Kindle from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Nature-Animal-Healing-ebook/dp/B002IPZBWC/ref=kinw_dp_ke?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2
See you Friday, 6/22, from 12 to 4PM at Whiskers Holistic Petcare 235 East 9th Street, in the heart of the East Village. And, maybe we’ll see you on TV!