Recommended people, products, and resources

One of Dr. Kassell's furry friends!

Here’s a list of people, products and informational resources that Dr. Kassell wholeheartedly recommends!


Conventional veterinarians

Emergency care

Veterinary acupuncturist

At-home euthanasia

  • Dr. Brad Bates, 267-317-8110

Pet Services

Dog walking and pet sitting


Pet portraits

  • April Ziegler, Philadelphia portrait and pet photographer. April took the fabulous photos on this site!

Volunteering and pet adoption

  • New Leash on Life:  A prison-dog training program, dedicated to improving the life of prisoners and saving the lives of dogs.
  • Animal Care and Control Team Philly:  Provides shelter, care and life -aving efforts for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals in Philadelphia.



  • Primal frozen and freeze-dried raw foods for dogs and cats.  In Philadelphia, available at Weavers Way Co-op, Bone Appetite, Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow in Narberth and many other locations.
  • Top Quality Dog Food–frozen raw foods for dogs, available at select locations in Philadelphia.  Please see website.
  • Pet Omega-3 Formula by Nordic Naturals. Available at Weavers Way Co-op and online.  Particularly important for patients struggling with allergic, gastrointestinal and arthritic conditions.

Whole food supplements

  • Canine and Feline Whole Body Support by Standard Process. Available through your veterinarian or on their website.  Especially great for dogs and cats eating canned or kibble diets.
  • Probiotics: Proviable. Available online.  Especially good for dogs and cats with digestive issues or individuals who are or have been on antibiotics.
  • Cosequin, a glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate combination. Available online. Great for arthritic dogs and cats.