Is Fruit OK To Feed My Dog?

Is fruit ok to feed my dog?

That was my question as I was snacking on a bowl of blueberries. Pippin & Taco were giving me the “eye “ hoping they could score on having whatever I was eating. Especially Pippin. As her illness progressed she showed a high interest anytime she found me eating fruit. Some fruit appeared to be more desirable than others. Here is a list of 5 fruits we found that can be good for your dog with a few precautions to keep in mind. [Read more…]

5 Tips In Walking Your Dog In The Cold & Snow

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It’s finally here. The dreaded snow with a wind chill temperature to boot! As you prepare to take your dog for a frosty walk; here are are 5 tips to consider as you both embrace the snowy cold weather. [Read more…]

Backup Plan For Your Pet

I’m getting ready to get in my car & drive over to help a friend in Stratford , Connecticut. We had made a backup plan a month ago for Chuck or I to come to her house several times a day to care for her dog, her cat & fish. Our friend was going in the hospital for surgery for a 80% blocked carotid artery.  Thankfully, she came through surgery just fine. What she didn’t count on was her length of recovery was going to be longer than first discussed. Lucky for her I was planning for that “what if scenario”. [Read more…]

Vacation With Our Pack Of 4 Dogs

Time for an adventure!

Time for an adventure!

It’s been too long since Chuck & I have taken a vacation. Part of our challenge was where could we go with our pack of 4 dogs?  Where would we be accepted as responsible pet owners wanting to spend quality time with the ones we love? For those who didn’t know; our Pippin has a health issue. She has to be monitored & must have her medication at specific times to keep her comfortable. We want what time she has left to be as fun as she is. Gigi has traveled with us before & charms everyone she meets. After 2 years living with us; Taco & Belle are more trusting. They are now ready to learn how to travel & behave in public places. [Read more…]

Lessons We Have Learned Living With Small Dogs

IMG_20160223_152308Gigi is our first of 4 small dogs to enter into our lives. She’s a Pocket Beagle that had been bought as a surprise birthday gift for the wife of a neighbor of ours. It became a different surprise for them when they found that the wife was extremely allergic to dogs. The neighbor came to us asking if we would be interested in adopting Gigi for he knew how we care ( and I admit, spoil) our dogs. Besides the size difference; here’s a few lessons we have learned along the way living with small dogs.

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5 Tips In Preparing For Your Pet Sitter

IMG_20160405_181220It’s that time of year again when vacations & plans for your pet’s staycation are being made.  At our Meet & Greet Consultation we go through a worksheet with you on the needs your pet requires while you’re away. We strive to be as through as possible with our questions & encourage you for any extra information to keep your pet comfortable in our care.  Here are 5 tips in preparing for your pet sitter. [Read more…]

To Treat With Table Scraps Or Not

IMG_20160223_152308In our household we try to ensure our pack eats a healthy quality dry dog food along with a pinch of wet food mixed in. This helps to ensure they are receiving the nutrition needed specifically for a dog. But we all love to share our table scraps with our beloved pets as that “special treat” for them. While sharing this “special treat” makes us feel good; it’s not always such a good thing for our pet. Obesity is a huge problem for our beloved pets as it is for us. [Read more…]

Counting Steps Isn’t Just For Humans Anymore

fitbarkI’m just finishing putting a harness on our fur client when I spot a new gadget on her collar. The concern of keeping track on how much exercise one does per day has now filtered down to also tracking your pet’s activity. With pet obesity being a very common problem; you can now track how much exercise your dog really gets per day too. The owner of my fur client can check either through her laptop or smartphone how active her dog is during the course of her day . She can tell when we are out on our walk & how vigorous a walk we had.

Listed below is some information I found on 2 kinds of trackers meant to specifically track your pet’s activity. [Read more…]

5 Thoughts in Choosing between the Professional Pet Sitter & the Hobbyist

DSCN2925While planning your next getaway decisions has to be made on who’s going to take care of Peanut, your super dog. Your girlfriend used a professional pet sitter but in checking the sitter’s website you’re concerned that Peanut’s staycaton is going to cost more than you’ve considered. The neighbor’s teenager has offered to do the job at a much cheaper price & you’re tempted to take him up on his offer. Oh what to do? Here’s 5 thoughts to consider on your choice.

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About Us As Your Pet’s Sitter

20151026_142557 As owners & operators of Bed & Biscuits Pet Sitting Services; Chuck & I take our job seriously when we become your pet’s sitter. We strive to provide the same quality care for your pet as we do for our pack of dogs. We absolutely love what we do! Here’s a few more things to know about us. [Read more…]