TV Crew Shoots Creative Bunch of Clients, Pets On-Set at Whiskers

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Pets on Whiskers Set Get Once-Over By Phil Klein & Top Holistic Vet Dr. Marty Goldstein For TV Demo, The Dr. Marty Show

Phil Klein and Dr. Martin Goldstein on set June 22nd, 2012

Phil Klein, owner, Whiskers Holistic, and Dr. Marty Goldstein exchanging info on natural petcare solutions.

Crew members for the pending Dr. Marty Show squeezed equipment into every inch of Whiskers Holistic Petcare on East 9th Street on a Friday in June. Dr. Marty is Dr. Martin Goldstein http://drmarty.com/, the noted holistic veterinarian and author of The Nature of Animal Healing, who is a co-founder of the AVHMA, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. A top production team from film and TV is behind launching Dr. Marty’s own TV show, and they came to shoot dogs and cats getting advice in the temple of alternative petcare, Whiskers Holistic.

Laurence Caso, executive producer, checks monitor while Teddy, the Afghan, waits patiently.

Laurence Caso, executive producer, checks the monitor while Teddy, the Afghan, waits patiently on-set.

Phil Klein, an owner of the 24-year-old Whiskers, is a holistic sage in his own right. His efforts have been side-by-side with Dr. Marty in educating pet owners on what changes to make in feeding, exercise, and vaccinations to have healthy cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and other pets. Phil and Dr. Marty have been friends for 25 years. In many cases people’s pets received the benefit of two opinions, and Phil’s suggestions on supplementation and diet were right in sync with Dr. Marty’s directions. It was like watching two guys trading baseball cards.

As luck would have it, the parade of dogs and cats that came in to meet the Doc were a notably photogenic group of New York pets. First up, the glamorous Afghan hound, Teddy, whose owner, Susan Lietz, rescued him from a deplorable situation. She reported that this beautiful dog, whose breed runs as fast as the wind, was kept in a basement for two years. He’s out now, thanks to her, and even modeled for a German fashion magazine, see Susan’s blog: http://bustedlovedogblog.blogspot.com/

Susan Lietz and rescued Afghan, Teddy

Susan Lietz and rescued Afghan, Teddy

Unmissable were two Cirneco dell’Etna dogs, Midas and Pisa, who looked like smaller versions of Pharoah hounds and were so friendly, you couldn’t get enough of them!

Owner Stephen Hoerz explained that the 3,000 year-old breed is actually based on the Pharoah hound, who was brought to Malta, then Phoenicia, and finally arrived in Sicily. Here’s the whole story: http://www.cirneco.com/Welcome.html.

Midas and Pisa making friends

Midas and Pisa meeting their adoring public.

It’s also gratifying to hear Hoerz relay how Whiskers helped three-year-old Midas with his digestive problems, using colostrum and Rainbow Dog Oil, with the result of normalizing his POOP! YAY! Hoerz runs the delicious catering and take-out shop on Hudson Street, Ready to Eat http://www.readytoeat.net/

Then there was Prometheus, the magnificent and muscular Rottweiler, owned by an East Village couple with a dare-devil act to astound even Philippe Petit http://www.manonwire.com/ . Vlad Marco and Sky Soto are fire performers, with their thrilling show called Eros Fyre: http://www.skyvladerosfyre.com/ Check out their website for a public performance upcoming July 13th in the Times Square area. They also perform at private events, in film and TV.

Vlad Marco and Sky Soto with Prometheus

Vlad Marco and Sky Soto of Eros Fyre with the great Prometheus.

Dr. Marty was extremely generous with his time and spoke with as many animal owners concerned about their pets as he could possibly fit in one day. The program plans to include a segment at Whiskers in every show, and we’ll let you know more as the production progresses.

For now, please come in, as usual, to consult Phil (“The Dogfather”) in his corner of the store most days except Tuesday. He’s also available by phone. And you can call-in to Dr. Marty’s show, “Ask Martha’s Vet!” (yes, THAT Martha) on SiriusXM radio Ch. 110 on Monday nights, with re-airings through the week.

Meanwhile, enjoy some of the subjects of the day, below. Thank you to Animal Ambassadors and Shoot the Catfish Productions, and all our great customers who waited patiently to be seen. See you in the store, and maybe on TV!

Susan Bengston with her mini Schnauzer, Iris

Susan Bengston with her mini-Schnauzer, Iris, a patient of Dr. Marty from Westchester.

Stephen Hoerz and Natane Boudreau

Stephen Hoerz with Midas and Pisa, and Natane Boudreau with Kali.

Josee Lavoie with Ivan

Josee Lavoie coaxing Ivan to come out and say hello.

Wally Hoelzel, left, producer, and Larry Spangler, director, consult.
Wally Hoelzel, left, producer, and Larry Spangler, director, consult.

Hana Mayeda waits to be seen with her Bijon Frise, Rylie
Hana Mayeda, a model with Marilyn, amuses her Bijon Frise, Rylie, while they wait for a consult.

Sky Soto and Vlad Marcos performing in Eros Fyre
Prometheus’s owners Sky Soto and Vlad Marco performing their act, Eros Fyre.

Pets, People Invited for TV Shoot, Friday, June 22, 12 to 4PM at Whiskers East Village Store

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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 Goldstein with his Pomeranian, Kooper.

Dr. Marty Goldstein with his Pomeranian, Kooper.

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!

Romp in Astoria Park, Then Pop in to Whiskers on Ditmars

Apollo, a great big hunk ‘a love in a pit bull rescue, waits for the good stuff when he walks into Whiskers after a romp in Astoria Park. Then he goes for a slurpy drinka water, and man! What a great way to start the day! That’s Jon, his person, in the background. Whiskers 19-25 Ditmars Boulevard, at 21st Street. Opens at Noon, bring the beast!

It’s Whiskers June Doggie Fashionista Sale: 20% Off Summer Dog Apparel All June!

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Try-ons allowed on the selling floor. Sorry, no private dressing rooms.

Wow! Who’s that over there? She must’ve gotten her dress at Whiskers Summer Fashionista Sale!

Get ready for days in the sun with Whiskers Summer Doggie Fashionista Sale, at 20% off most* apparel for boy and girl dogs, all through June! If you’ve been eyeing that cute Donna Summer disco dress, this is your LAST CHANCE to get it pre-summer, at 20% off in June. Check out doggie visors and hats, team jerseys, tees, cutie-pie dresses and more, for a variety of sizes.

It’s amazing how a little ruffled number gives a girl a lift.

Thanks to Whiskers, I look pretty hot on the beach. I saved a bundle on this visor and my dress. I think that guy is checking me out.

And at these bargain prices, she’ll be grinning all the way to the beach.

20% off dog apparel* starting at $24.99 and up, June 1st to 30th in Whiskers East Village store and in Astoria, while supplies last. See ya there! Arf!

*Sorry, not coats.

Amazing Article by Mary Bowerman

Thank you Mary for a great article!