We will be on vacation from 9/4/14 to 9/28/14. The Bed and Biscuit will operate as usual, except for a few temporary changes. We won’t have grooming, daycare and kennel tours during these days. Monday to Friday we will open the kennel 8:30 am instead of 8:00 am. Weekend hours will be the same.
...Your dog will not be bored or lonely at the Bed and Biscuit
The Bed and Biscuit is a beautiful state of the art kennel, located on 8 shady acres in the historic college town of Ithaca, New York. We opened our doors in November of 1995 and completely rebuilt our kennel in 2011. The Bed and Biscuit offers dog boarding, cat boarding, dog grooming and free pet food delivery service. Dog loving owners are coming to board their pets with us from as far as Cortland, Elmira, Syracuse and Binghamton. We also have dog day care during the summer (May 15th - October 15th). These summer months a “boarding and day care” package is available for those who want their four legged friends play all day and then sleep all night. This is an all inclusive accommodation, including a full day of day care activities. We have a half acre of open space where your dog is free to romp and explore with other friendly dogs in a safe, supervised environment. The owners, Gizella and Laszlo live on the property, so your beloved companions can have around the clock supervision. This is a medium sized kennel, with 34 indoor-outdoor runs for dogs and 14 multi level condos for cats. We clean and disinfect the kennel area and the cat room top to bottom every morning, and continue cleaning all day long because a clean kennel is a healthy kennel. The whole building has in floor radiant heat, piped music in all the rooms. An air purifying system is changing the air several times an hour in the cat room and also in the kennel area. A security system is protecting the property and our guests 24 hours a day. We are working very hard to maintain the excellent reputation our kennel has earned in the past fifteen years. Please take a few minutes and check out our web site or better yet drop in at any time during regular business hours for a personal tour of the kennel and see for yourself why our customers are calling us the “Cadillac of kennels”.
In our recently opened Kennel Store we stock only all natural, wheat and corn free pet food and treats with human grade ingredients. We also offer FRRE LOCAL DELIVERY and BOARDING DISCOUNT with your purchase. Our goal is to help you look past the advertising and at the actual ingredients that our companion pets are ingesting, and then to provide those healthy alternatives that strengthens the immune system and promote overall health and vitality. Please read the label of the food you feed your dog, it is best to steer clear of foods that use meat by-products, artificial colors, flavors, or chemical preservatives, dogs do not need these things in their food and maybe allergic to them. When looking at the
preservatives in dog food, look for foods preserved with vitamin E and vitamin C, sometimes labeled as mixed tocopherols. Avoid foods with BHA, BHT or other chemical preservatives that you can’t pronounce. The diet that is best for dogs is one that is mostly meat based, not grain based. The protein source and quality is very important and that’s where many people get confused. The protein source for high quality dog food should be meat, and should be listed as a whole food source like lamb, beef, turkey, chicken. Of slightly lesser quality are lamb meal, turkey meal, etc. These are considered high quality protein sources and should be listed as the first two (at least) ingredients on the side of the bag. The ingredients list is by order of weight so the meat being mostly water should appear first or the food isn’t worth the price. The third and fourth ingredients should be vegetables (other than corn or beet pulp) and whole grain sources like brown rice. Corn is a cheap filler and not a good source of nutrition for dogs. Pay attention to the grain sources, they are often by-products of other food industries and are fractions of the whole grain. The higher quality foods tend to be hard to find and quite expensive, but the money you will save in veterinary bills is more than worth it. Selecting the right food for your dog is something that you must discover for yourself, we hope we’ve given you the tools to get you started!
DOG BOARDING Please visit our Dog Boarding page to see what we do to make sure your dog is safe and confortable with us.
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CAT BOARDING Please visit our Cat Boarding page to see why the kitties love to stay with us
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Pamper Time Please visit the Activities page for information on how we pamper your dog, so they never bored with us.