Did You Know?

Part of our mission at The Critters & Me is to educate pet owners in ways to enrich and prolong their pets’ lives. Our pets can’t pick up the phone and call the vet, so they are dependent upon us for their overall welfare. And the best way for us to meet the anticipated and unanticipated needs of our pets is to educate ourselves. Because English is not the first language of most critters, it is necessary for us to pay attention, be observant and learn the meaning of specific behaviors and health issues. Educating ourselves about our animals’ needs is surely as important as basic behavioral training for our pets. In fact, many trainers point out that it is as important to train the pet owner’s as it is to train the pet and sometimes more difficult.

In this “Did You Know” section of the website we will post useful information on feeding, care of minor ailments, research and interesting pet related articles. Our bricks and mortar store has become a lively resource where pet owners can share experience and information. We hope that this section of the website will expand that information sharing and educational function and be a valuable resource for all pet owners. Please let us know when you find something useful or have additional information to share.

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Grass Eating Dogs & Cats! Good or Bad?

Hi! Laura Moore here. Over the years I have experienced this issue and had many questions regarding dogs(and cats) eating grass. The information thru my studies has been that it is not that they have an upset stomach and are trying … Continue reading →

Understanding the Need for Probiotics and Prebiotics!

We are all becoming increasingly aware that our modern lifestyle, diet and environmental pollution can have a devastating effect on our health and the health of our pets.  We are also told that over 80% of our immune system support comes from … Continue reading →

Ask Laura Tuesdays! 11AM to 1PM

We’ve added a new service for our customers.  Every Tuesday from 11AM to 1PM Laura Moore, Owner and Founder of The Critters & Me will be available to answer your questions on diet, nutrition, supplementation, homeopathy and other pet related … Continue reading →

More About Vaccines, Allergies & Homeopathy!

In recent months we have posted a few articles on vaccines which have covered the need for vaccines, healthy frequencies for re-vaccinating a pet and some of the side-effects and health hazards associated with current vaccination practices.  One of the … Continue reading →

Understanding Hemp for Pets!

We have been selling hemp based supplements for pets at the Critters & Me for a couple of years now because we have seen it benefit many animals as well as humans.  Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions regarding hemp … Continue reading →

The Value of Detoxing after Vaccinations

As a follow-up to the previous article on vaccinations for our pets, below we have included an article which discusses the wisdom in utilizing natural detox techniques as part of the process.  One of the reasons for the current public … Continue reading →

Becoming Educated about Vaccines!

We all agree that immunizing our pets against dangerous diseases is vitally important to their health.  But were you aware that the average puppy receives more than 18 vaccines in the first 3 months of its life and a kitten … Continue reading →

New Product Alert! Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent

Mice love pet food almost as much as dogs and cats.  That’s a good reason to keep them away from wherever the food is stored.  But it is vitally important to do so in a way that is safe for … Continue reading →

Is On-going Education of Vets Unbiased?

The link attached below is an article published on the TruthAboutPetFood.com site by Susan Thixton.  TruthAboutPetFood.com is an advocacy group looking to protect and advocate for the health of our pets.  The American Veterinarian Medical Association(AVMA) is charged with licensing … Continue reading →

Probiotics & Prebiotics for your pets!

We have all probably heard of probiotics and many of us supplement our own diets with these beneficial bacteria.  But how many of us understand the relationship between prebiotics and probiotics?  Furthermore, have we realized that these two elements are just as … Continue reading →