Sparky's Pet Sitting Service

Serving New Canaan, Wilton and Darien, CT since 2002

 

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

Is there anyone out there who is the perfect pet owner? There are always things that can be done to improve the lives of our animal companions. Take time to reflect about the important role pets play in your family and consider the following resolutions: Sparky’s List...

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Winter Doldrums

Winter Doldrums

It’s December with a long, hard winter ahead of us. Everyone can develop a bit of housebound fever after too many days of cold weather. Most humans have access to multi-media entertainment and stimulation. What about our animal companions? Our pets’ ancestors and...

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