Small Business Friday, Nov. 30th

Nov 27th, 2013

Please come out and support your local small businesses this Friday, November 30th!  Celebrate and support the wonderful diversity of shops and businesses in the Bay Area.

Did you know that for every $100 you spend LOCALLY $68 comes back to our community?  Compare that to only $43 if you buy from a national chain, and NONE if you shop online.

Holistic Hound 10 Year Anniversary Party!!

Aug 12th, 2013

Please join us on Saturday, October 5th for our 10 year anniversary celebration!  There will be canine and human treats, music, and fun for all.  You will receive a 10% discount on all purchases that day.

Talk on Basic Holistic Healthcare for Dogs & Cats

Jul 23rd, 2013

Heidi Hill, owner of Holistic Hound – this Thursday, July 25th from 6:30-8:00

Please join me for an informative talk about what “holistic” means when it comes to caring for our animal companions. You’ll learn about what constitutes the best nutrition, principles of natural healing, the signs of underlying energy imbalances in the body, natural healing modalities and recommended supplements to achieve optimal health.


Great Life Pet Food Announcement

May 9th, 2013

We recently received a letter from the owner of Great Life Pet Food regarding some issues they’ve been having with rancidity in their grain-free buffalo dog food.  Regardless of extensive testing they have been unable to determine the source of the problem and are therefore temporarily suspending production and sales of their grain-free buffalo foods.  Although only the buffalo is affected, out of an abundance of caution and for other reasons, we’ve decided to phase out Great Life and will no longer carry the food.

If you currently have any of their grain-free buffalo food, please return it to the store and we will help you choose a replacement.  Please feel free to call us at 510.843.2133 with any questions or concerns or contact Great Life directly at 805.577.9663.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support.


Spring Photo Shoot with Tonya Perme May 11th

May 9th, 2013

Please join us for our Spring photo shoot with Tonya Perme this Saturday, May 11th from 11:00-4:00.  The session includes:

  • 15 minute portrait sitting with professional pet photographer
  • one 4 x 6 print to take home
  • online proof gallery with option to purchase additional prints online

By appointment only.  To reserve a spot please go to:

Lights!  Camera!  Woof!

Holistic Hound Named Best Pet Boutique 2013!

Feb 26th, 2013

We are delighted and thrilled to announce we have once again been named BEST PET BOUTIQUE for 2013 by Bay Woof!  This is our fourth win in five years (2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013).  A big hug and thank you to all of our dear and loyal customers who nominated and voted for us.  Information about all categories and winners can be found in March issue –

Talk on Integrative Approaches to the Diagnosis & Treatment of Arthritis/Musculoskeletal Disease

Mar 22nd, 2013

by Drs. Araba Oglesby and Rachel Feigenbaum on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30-8:00.

Drs. Oglesby and Feigenbaum from Lotus Veterinary House Calls will discuss one of the most common and challenging topics affecting many of our companion animals – the management of arthritis, musculo-skeletal disease, and discomfort/pain.  You will learn diagnosis and treatment options from a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine perspective and how this approach can help balance care for your pet and help to maintain a good quality of life.  Discover how natural supplements, quality foods, herbal support, acupuncture, acupressure, aquapuncture, moxibustion, laser therapy, chiropractic and tui-na can offer relief and help maintain a higher quality of life.  They will also discuss the short and long term benefits of acupuncture, as well as what to expect in a typical acupuncture session. Please come and enjoy a casual talk about how to better the health of your companion animal.

Dr. Oglesby will begin doing holistic veterinary exams/consultations at Holistic Hound beginning Tuesday, April 9th.  Please see for more information.




Nature’s Variety Raw Food Recall – Organic Chicken

Feb 16th, 2013

Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets. The source of plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved.  For more information please visit their website at:

Talk on Animal Communication, Thurs., Feb. 21st

Jan 25th, 2013

Animal Communication - Lisa Hartnett, D.C. February 21
Discover your innate abilities to communicate with animals. The rational mind takes a back seat while your natural sensitivities lead. Learn to respect your animal companions and have a mutual relationship. Our relationships with animals provide us with wonderful opportunities to experience unconditional love; they are also our teachers and mirrors. Opening to this world you experience more intimacy with your animals and life. Welcome to life beyond only the rational mind and to being a fuller human.

For complete list of talks scheduled for 2013 please visit:


Annual Santa Paws Photo Shoot

Dec 12th, 2012

Please join us for our annual holiday photo shoot on Saturday, December 8th, from 10:30 to 5:30.

Tonya Perme, professional pet photographer, will be back again this year to get the perfect photograph of you and your furry companion, with or without Santa. The cost is $30 and all proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) and Berkeley Animal Control. You will be able to take a 4×6 photograph with you that day. More photographs and keepsake items will be available on Tonya’s website:

Appointments are required! Please call or email the store to reserve a space:

Join us for this fun event and help support animals in need!

East Meets West for the Well Rounded Dog

Dec 1st, 2012

Where Holistic Veterinary Care Meets Advances in Veterinary Science

Day One: Dr. Jean Dodds talks about vaccine protocols, Thyroid Disease, Nutrition & Nutrigenomics

Day Two: Dr. Magda Szyrmer – Flower Essences, Betsey Carpenter DC, CAC – Chiropractic Care, Joni Kamlet, RVT, CCRA – Whole Food Nutrition.

For more information and to register online visit:

Diamond Pet Food Recall

Jul 15th, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods has voluntarily recalled the following brands of dog and cat food produced in its Gaston, South Carolina plant due to potential salmonella contamination. Fortunately, California was not affected; however, you should check the links below for updates and more detailed information. You can also call Diamond 866-918-8756 with any questions.

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild

For more information please visit: