Sparky's Pet Sitting Service

Serving New Canaan, Wilton and Darien, CT since 2002

 

Blog

Sheltering in Place with  our Pets

Sheltering in Place with our Pets

As all of our lives are being upended by the new “abnormal”, it feels imperative to look for a silver lining. Thankfully, for those of us with pets, social isolation is not isolation. Our animal companions provide us with love and comfort - the best way to strengthen...

read more
Spring Time for Our Pets

Spring Time for Our Pets

Spring is coming and those reminder postcards from the vet’s office start piling up in the mail. It’s spring check up time. What should and shouldn’t you do for your animal companions? Just because you have a postcard stating your pet needs a long, laundry list of...

read more
The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy

The 10 Most Important Things to Teach A Puppy

Your new puppy will learn his most vital skills through lots of appropriate socializing and positive training techniques. By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, Whole Dog Journal I don’t care what breed or mix of breeds you’re talking about, puppies are inarguably,...

read more
Winter is coming: Keep your pets warm!

Winter is coming: Keep your pets warm!

With temperatures dropping, we humans are not the only ones that need help coping with the cold weather.  Our pets also need support.  With a bit of preparation and a few smart products, your pets can be safe, warm, and healthy throughout the cold winter...

read more
Your Cat is a Carnivore

Your Cat is a Carnivore

Sparky’s Pet Sitting Service is named after the love of David’s life – Sparky Fox.  We take cats seriously in our household.  With quality, species appropriate  nutrition, limited vaccines and no pesticides, cats in our household generally live long,...

read more
Hot Dogs and Summer Safety

Hot Dogs and Summer Safety

It’s that time of year when we have to remind everyone to NEVER leave their dog in the car when the weather is warm, and definitely not when it’s hot! Cracking the windows does very little to keep the car cool on a warm day. It doesn’t take very high temperatures or a...

read more
Swimming Safety for Your Dog

Swimming Safety for Your Dog

When it is summertime, enjoying the water with your dog can be great fun. Swimming is as good for dogs as it is for people – a health promoting sport with great fitness benefits placing minimal wear and tear on joints. Just like people, most dogs can handle the...

read more
Your New Puppy – Who Do You Believe?

Your New Puppy – Who Do You Believe?

What a wonderful time of year to add a new puppy into your house hold. . . the weather is warm, the days are long, the school year is ending.  With so much information available today, how do you sort through it all and come up with the best plan for your new...

read more
The Hazards of Pesticides & Pets

The Hazards of Pesticides & Pets

“I think it’s a good idea to minimize pesticide exposure of any sort, not only because of what we know, but because of what we don’t know.” - Donald Weston, University of California-Berkley, February 2010 Contrary to what lawn care companies, veterinarians and...

read more
Understanding Vaccines

Understanding Vaccines

Spring is here and all of the postcards from your veterinarian start showing up with vaccine reminders. As your pet’s advocate it is important for you to understand vaccines. There is an incredible amount of information and research about vaccines and their side...

read more

Categories

Archives