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Selecting The Right Dry Dog Food

From Whole Dog Journal…. How to select the right dry dog food (kibble) for your unique dog in 10 steps. By Nancy Kerns How do you select your dog’s food? Do you just buy what your dog’s breeder recommended? Get whatever dog food is on sale? Ask the sales clerk for his opinion? Well, that’s […]

Pets Are Children’s Best Friends

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings. The research adds to increasing evidence that household pets may have a major influence on child […]

Do You Buy Pet Food From Any of These 6 Con Artists?

Reprinted from http://healthypets.mercola.com/ By Dr. Becker I frequently discuss “prescription” pet diets here at Mercola Healthy Pets in terms of the cheap, biologically inappropriate ingredients they contain, much like most other processed pet foods on the market. I typically don’t talk as much about the high cost of these diets or the fact that there’s nothing […]

8 Tips for Wintering with your Pet

from PetMD Living in a Winter Wonderland?     Unless you’re one of the lucky ones living in one of the balmier states, you’ve felt the cold chill of winter arrive. For some of us, cold weather is regarded as a mere nuisance; for others, it’s a fun time filled with snowboarding, skiing and other […]

October News

Wholesome Pet Essentials Newsletter October 2016 Store Hours: M-F 10:00 am-7:00 pm Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm Phone (515) 289-2006   What’s New: Lots of new products are arriving on our shelves. Outward Hound toys – multiple squeakers, bottle crunch toys; new kitty litter boxes and mats; food dishes and more! New treats […]

Tips for fall pet health!

 Excerpted from the Pet Health Network #1. Watch out for ticks in fall Just because fall is here doesn’t mean that ticks aren’t still lurking. In fact, according to the University of Rhode Island, many species of ticks are active even into the winter and can survive the first frost. Here are some tips to keep your pet […]

Meet Andrea!

WPE EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT! Meet our groomer, Andrea! “Growing up we always had dogs and cats, among other creatures. Around the neighborhood our house was known as “the neighborhood zoo”. I had always known that I wanted to work with animals in some way, but didn’t always know exactly how. I started my work with animals […]

Meet Carissa!

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT!!! This week we are featuring Carissa. “I have been around dogs my entire life. Growing up we always had dogs and cats on my parent’s acreage. I have also had some parakeets, fish, turtles, and rabbits growing up. I have always had a passion for animals. I graduated from Iowa Central Community College […]

Meet Carol!

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT! Carol joined us at WPE in November of 2015. She came to us with 22 years experience, both personal and professional including: animal care & husbandry, assistant vet tech work, some grooming, and essential oils. She really enjoys learning new natural approaches to animal care. Carol has had a variety of pets from […]