Meet For K-9s & Felines- Our Partner Spotlight of the Month
We all love our pets and want what’s best for them and their diet. Sometimes it’s hard to know what the best foods are for them, especially if you’re a first time pet owner. For K-9s & Felines has the answers for you. For K-9s & Felines was one of the first in the areas to open an all-natural pet food and supply store. It wasn’t until recently that all pet stores started carrying natural products.
Nicoll Vincent and her husband Michael Vincent are the owners of For K-9s & Felines. They are very passionate about their products and helping to educate you about your pet’s healthy diet. Their passion is nutrition and that means feeding your dog or cat species appropriate diet. Our pets are carnivores; there is a misconception that dogs are omnivores. Pet owners feel that because they are seen eating fruit or vegetables that it’s acceptable. However, unlike humans, that is not a healthy diet for them. Dogs are scavengers. In the absence of meat, they’ll eat anything. However, they lack the enzymes needed to digest plant material.
Nicoll enjoys educating her customers on nutrition and provides pet foods that go along with their philosophy. Along with traditional kibble food, they have canned, air-dried and frozen food in stock also. Not only do they provide nutritional food but they also provide healthy treats and honestly, what pet doesn’t like a treat? Their treats range from grain-free and homemade biscuits to jerky and bull sticks.
Nutrition isn’t the only thing that will keep your pet healthy and long lived. Keeping your pet active and mentally stimulated is just as important. They provide interactive toys and stronger toys meant for chewers.
When For K-9s & Felines was unable to replace their full-time groomer, Nicoll’s clients encouraged her to learn grooming. With the help of her mom, Regina Grenier, she was able to do just that. Nicoll is a self-trained groomer and she is passionate about excelling as a professional pet groomer. Since 2010, she has been a member of the National Dog Groomer’s Association; the New England Pet Grooming Professionals; and the Professional Cat Groomer’s Association of America. In 2012, she joined the National Cat Groomers Institute of America. Keeping your pet clean and free of pests is important. They sell natural spa products for people who want to maintain their pets at home and also offer grooming for your cat or dog. It’s hard to choose a groomer for your pet, but For K-9s & Felines makes that decision easy. They specialize in gentle grooming by providing one-on-one attention to your pet. They use premium, all natural products so your pet feels and smells great!
“My clients are wonderful! They have been so encouraging and helpful. Not only do I receive referrals from them, but from several area veterinarian offices as well. I would not be here today without my clients — or my mom!” – Nicoll Vincent
Christmas is right around the corner and it’s a time where people purchase pets for the kids and like to spoil their pets with toys and gifts. They offer some nice Christmas toys and treats, too. Also, for people adding a new pet, it’s a good time to get started eating healthy!
For K-9s & Felines is located in the Yankee Village Plaza on Southwick Road in Westfield. Hours are: Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 – 6:00 and on Saturday 8:00 – 2:00. Additional information about their products and services can be found on the website at www.k9sandfelines.com. You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/k9sandfelines. Like the store, the Facebook page focuses on education and information, but it’s a great place to share events and notifications of recalls. So I would encourage people to “like” her page!
For K-9s & Felines shuts down the week between Christmas and New Year’s for inventory and maintenance. Their last day open is Saturday, December 22 and they will re-open on Wednesday, January 2.
They are worth the dive from anywhere!