Animal expert opens High Prairie Pet and Feed
High Prairie Pet and Feed owner Christina Straner, left, and employee Jamy Atkinson are ready to help customers with all inquiries in their east end location in the old Allan’s Welding building.
South Peace News
Christina Straner knows what she’s talking about.
The owner of one of High Prairie’s newest businesses, High Prairie Pet and Feed, comes well-qualified to give advice on the care of the pet or farm animal a customer wants to care for.
“I just love animals,” says Straner, who attained her Masters in Agriculture while in Austria.
Straner also has a Bachelor or Arts in Veterinary but decided to not pursue a career as a veterinarian. Today, she is prepared to enter the business world in an area she truly loves.
“The pet and livestock industry,” she says.
Straner’s background allows her to give expert advice on caring for animals. It has also prompted her to seek the best products available for her customers to care for pets. There is no better example than nutrition.
“Pets are showing up with more diseases,” says Straner. “There are more and more dogs with cancer and tumours. I started to have concerns.”
It’s prompted Straner to purchase the best products.
“I know where to get the products from experience,” she says. “If you know where to look, you can find them.
“I want the dogs fed properly,” she adds.
However, High Prairie Pet and Feed is not just about animals which are pets. Straner also sells horse feed, all other kinds of livestock feed and minerals of the highest quality for livestock.
“The company I deal with has all natural feeds,” says Straner.
High Prairie Pet and Feed has dogs, budgie birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, dejus and fish for sale. Stock is expanding daily as Straner enters her second month in business. She provides a one-stop shopping experience for pets and livestock feeds and supplies can be purchased on location.
“We also do water tests to help ensure the buyer has the proper environment to raise and care for fish,” says Straner. “I can help them treat the water.”
Straner came to Canada in 1993 and has lived in High Prairie since 2000 on a farm in the Banana Belt region. She has a cow-calf and sheep operation she operates herself.
Straner also plans on having animals from Prairie Animal Rescue Society on site.
“I just want to help PARS,” says Straner.
High Prairie Pet and Feed opened Dec. 1, 2008 on the north side of the old Allan’s Welding building. Store hours are Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone 780-523-9973 for all inquiries.
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