How Healers PetCare started.
“I struggled to find the product I needed for my German Shepherd, Jake – so I decided to make my own!”
Paw wounds are common in dogs. From torn pads to punctures, these traumas range from minor to severe, but almost always require home care – a process that’s both challenging and time-consuming. The founder and owner of Healers PetCare Terri Entler learned this first hand in 2011, when her German shepherd, Jake, returned from a hike with his pads burned by the hot ground. After just a few days of bandaging and soaking, Terri knew there had to be a better way.
Unable to find a pair of booties that didn’t stick to Jake’s wounds, Terri – an engineer – took matters into her own hands. Using her sewing machine, breathable mesh material and Velcro, she crafted dog boots designed specifically for healing. By inserting non-adherent gauze pads into the boots, her invention protected Jake’s paws much more efficiently.
“The booties are made with a patented material “Breath-O-Prene” technology that is used in many medical devices,” says Terri. “It enhances healing by allowing air to flow, and wicks away moisture.”
After seeing how well they worked on her pup’s paws, Terri launched Healers Medical Dog Booties under her new company name, Healers Pet Care, Inc. Today, her product line includes a leg wrap that can be used on its own or added to the medical boot, and two unique full body wraps ideal for post-surgery healing and the “everyday” boots, Urban Walkers, that help shield paws from environmental conditions that can cause injury, while their holistic remedies help support natural healing. Terri also worked with a top veterinarian to produce a line of helpful solutions to aid in pet care, like our Cut and Wound Spray and Hot Spot Relief. We have also expanded into pet health by starting a supplemental line including our Turmeric Paste, Hip and Joint Powder, Skin and Coat Chews and many more. Our goal is continue to provide the highest quality products to aid in the prevention and rehabilitation of your pets.
As our company has grown we have been able to get our voice out there! Check out our interview with KGW 8 below!