In Front of My Lens: Nana's Biskitz

Misty Ocean, Owner

Misty Ocean, Owner

Nana's Biskitz Dog Treats, LLC is a home based dog treat kitchen bakery and is an independently owned and licensed small business. They specialize in making doggy-licious treats for pups all over the South Riding and Loudoun County, VA area.    

Owner, Misty Ocean has a background in Elementary Education and Literacy, and in 2014 decided to add baker and researcher of pet health and healthy pet-friendly recipes to her career/life resume.  Her experience with children, teaching, and being a life-long learner flows over the love in her baking for our furry family members!

I had the opportunity to photograph Misty and her assistant, Oreo, at home in her kitchen doing what she loves!  She even sent home treats for my pups!  They gave 5 paws for  the frozen yogurt cups and can not wait until they can help taste test another round!  

Where are you located?  We are located in Loudoun County – specifically, South Riding, Virginia

When/how did you decide to take the plunge into starting your own business?  Taking the plunge was decided after I shared my passion with a complete stranger on Easter 2015. I had shared my hobby and passion for baking all natural treats for our pet, Oreo (and many furry friends) after her diagnosis. I told her about my mom being sick and how I'd love to name a business in her honor. It all came together after she insisted that she wanted to purchase a business license for me...no strings attached, just wanted to help me to begin my vision! What an inspiring angel she was that day and we developed a friendship and kept in touch along the journey. 

Frozen Yogurt Cups - Pup-sicle Style!

Frozen Yogurt Cups - Pup-sicle Style!

Misty hard at work on an order!

Misty hard at work on an order!

Tell us more about your business!  Baking homemade, healthy treats with no preservatives or artificial ingredients began when our pet was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure at almost age 12 in April 2014. After a few prescriptions for fluid retention around the lungs and heart, prescription cough medication (that we now give half the dosage) for chronic cough, blood pressure meds, and a change in diet to all natural, we have had Oreo with us happily for 17 more months! We have been baking treats since then!
 

What inspires you?   The name Nana's Biskitz, comes from my mom, also known as Nana, and her pup is Biskit!  She is battling Leukemia. I wanted to do something special to honor her name and her love for our family and our furry family as well. My dog, Oreo, and my little Max that we had to say goodbye to with many bladder stones and Cushing's disease are also my daily inspiration! I hope to pass down a treat that is healthy and delicious to other local pets and owners! If I can help just one pet overcome an illness and even live longer, it will be worth the 50 or more hours a week I put into making this business what it is!

Find more information about Oreo and Nana's Biskitz!  Ordering is easy!  There are dog biscuits, sweet potato chews, chicken jerky, frozen yogurt cups and more!  Follow this link to the treats!  www.facebook.com/nanasbizkits 

The Famous Oreo

The Famous Oreo