About Whiskers

If you are new to Whiskers Holistic Pet Care -- a warm welcome. If you're an old friend -- hello again and thank you supporting us all these years. When we began in 1988, there were few, if any, alternatives to traditional invasive, harsh, chemically-based animal care products or methods. We were among the early pioneers of the alternative, holistic pet care movement. We are proud that we have had some small responsibility for the growing number of people who understand the benefits of a more natural approach to animal healthcare today. And we are delighted that so many of our customers have come to see that herbal remedies work, homeopathy is not just for "health nuts," and that like humans, animals deserve the highest quality, most humane level of care. For over 33 years we have helped thousands of pet caregivers keep their pets healthy and happy. We stress prevention first so you are not left waiting hopelessly for help when it's too late. Your support of our methods help keep us in business so we can help you in good times and bad. DO NOT WAIT TO START YOUR PET ON A HEALTHY PROGRAM OF FOODS AND SUPPLEMENTS. START NOW... SUPPORT WHISKERS SO WE CAN BE HERE IF AND WHEN YOUR PET GETS ILL as well as now. Our methods and recommendations work. We might not be here if you only come when your pet is in distress. 

What We Offer

  • Unique, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, naturally preserved, digestive/urinary tract friendly, and/or dietetic processed foods.
  • Homeopathic and flower remedies.
  • A wide range of nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and glandulars.
  • The largest selection of fresh/frozen meats/meals specifically for animals.
  • Safe, non-toxic cat litters, toys and treats.
  • Unique, organic, vegetarian/vegan treats and foods.
  • The unusual, and usual, in pet supplies, accessories, toys, natural chew bones and much more!

Whiskers proudly presents a variety of products under the "Whisker's Own" banner with new products always in process and review. We find the best of the best in foods, treats and supplements and spare no expense in testing and researching companies.


A TEXT ORDER LINE FOR ORDERS IN NEW YORK CITY. Simply text us and say "HI" . Our text order line number is: 646-374-1907 and we're here to help you! (NYC and Shipping customers only) In Astoria call direct. This line is not for Astoria orders.

Whiskers is pleased to present the following services for your pets...

  • Direct, expanded in-store retail sales located at 235 E. 9th Street, New York, NY 10003 and 19-25 Ditmars Blvd. @ 21st St. in Astoria, Queens, NY
  • Door-to-door HOME DELIVERY throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
  • World-wide Mail Order
  • Holistic & Nutritional Consultations and personalized service!
  • Unique, cageless, "Whisker's Rescue Cat Ranch" where cats in need of homes are available for adoption.
  • In-store events offering FREE SAMPLES and new product information monthly 
  • Auto-ship/Calendar Ordering - We will figure out your pets schedule. Get on our AUTO CALENDAR AND NEVER WORRY about being out of pet food or litter again!

What People Say

"For years I've owed Phil and Whiskers this testimonial. You have to go in and give Phil as much information as you can. Then you need to listen really carefully, because he's going to school you and it's going to be a top level class!" 2013

"... my husband, my precious cat Tabatha and I want to thank you, thank you, thank you for all the time and help you gave us. Every pet owner should know about your store and the wonderful help you offer." Barbara Waldman, NYC

"...I am writing to thank you for your wonderful assistance in helping Floyd, our 10 year old terrier mix. He was scheduled to have surgery on a torn ligament and ended up being diagnosed with a laryngeal tumor. Your suggestions for Floyd were really helpful. His energy is improved and he is walking on his bad leg." Judy Silberstein, New York

"... you would not believe the difference in Cleo. Her coat is shiny and beautiful and she no longer has those "bumps". Thank you for caring about our animals as much as we care about them." Laurie Vance, Georgia

"...after following Phil's advice to change foods, Dali was better within weeks. With a shinny, soft, healthy coat, we wanted to take the time to thank you like you took the time to help us." Vanesa & Dali

"Naturally Good. A health food store for pets. Whiskers offers a variety of all-natural products for pets are offered at this unique store located in Manhattan." Dog Fancy Magazine, March 1996

"Record-breaking crowds attend New York City's First Natural Petcare Expo, sponsored by Whiskers." New York Magazine, May 1997

"Thank you, thank you, for your great knowledge about healing through nutrition. You have saved my cat Satchi, from an operation and save us about $1,000.00. Thanks so much to you and Randy for having taken the time to learn all this and for caring enough to share it with us." Ingrid Frank, New York City

Voted Best Pet Supply Store and Best Pet Store -

New York City & Queens, New York - 2019, 2020, 2021

VOTED Best Pet Supply Store and Best Pet Store in NYC and Queens 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Proudly Zagat Rated 
Voted Best Pet Shop NY Magazine, Village Voice - 1995 through 2012 New York City
Listed in Top 25 Places to Visit in NYC, Dog Fancy Magazine
Appeared on America's Talking, CNBC Steals & Deals, Inside Edition, NY Times, Daily News, & numerous other media stations
Appeared on numerous Japanese, Polish, Irish and international TV shows, and news publications


MANHATTAN    M-Sat. 11-7PM     SUN. 12-6PM

ASTORIA          M-F 12-7PM         SAT. 11-7PM          SUN. 12-6PM