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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You Have Options When it Comes to Vaccinations!

As domestic companions our pets rely on us to understand and protect them to the best of our ability.  This obviously includes helping them to maintain good physical health.  That’s one reason why we emphasize good diet and nutrition so much at … Continue reading →

Raw Food Made Easy! New Freeze Dried Line-Macanna by Grandma Lucy’s

When people come to the store and ask what is the best diet I can feed my dog, our first response is to ask a few questions.  How old is your dog? Does the dog have any known health issues? … Continue reading →

Homeopathic Remedies for Pets – Some Simple Basics

As you may be aware, Laura Moore, the owner of The Critters & Me, is a classically trained homeopathic practitioner.  She has been doing consultations and treating animals for nearly 25 years.  Many of you have made use of her services.  In … Continue reading →

December Tuesdays With Laura

December Tuesdays With Laura – 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 and 1/2/18 On Tuesdays Laura Moore, the Owner of The Critters & Me, is available to answer questions on pet health and nutrition. This service is provided every Tuesday from 11AM to 2PM … Continue reading →

2018 Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings!

The Critters & Me is happy to announce that we will be offering anesthesia-free dental cleanings through the store again in 2018. Pet Dental Services from California will again be providing the service and will be assisted by Dr. Holly Johnson, DVM. The schedule for … Continue reading →

An Holistic Approach to Healing Your Pet After Surgery!

There are times when surgery is unavoidable and the only avenue to restoring health.  This is something most holistic and allopathic veterinarians will both agree on.  When it comes to the healing process after surgery these two perspectives may begin to … Continue reading →

Vaccination Awareness Week – November 5-12, 2017

This week, November 5-12, is being promoted as “Vaccination Awareness Week” by Mercola.com.  This effort is in support of the work being done by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit organization advocating for vaccine safety and protection of … Continue reading →

Your Pet Hemp Connection – The Critters & Me!

“A senior Staffordshire Terrier had a 6cm mammary tumor and metastasis  that disappeared in 3 months and didn’t come back …” “A Jack Russell Terrier had a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis and, after a month, he wanted to … Continue reading →

NutriSource Refer-A-Friend Special!

In addition to the specials listed below for the month of October, NutirSource, one of our quality food manufacturers, has just introduced an online Refer-A-Friend  program.  By participating in this unique online program you can receive a $10 Savings coupon for every … Continue reading →

More to Know About Vaccines!

As humans, if we are interested in truly understanding a topic, we have to recognize that it is important to be open and willing to consider new information as it becomes available.  Our understanding of the world around us is constantly … Continue reading →