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How to Carve Time to Walk/Run Your Dog This Pandemic Our schedules during the pandemic just seem so hectic and full. You’d think we’d have more time to ourselves but meetings get piled on back to back. Add to that not being able to go out to eat as often as we did before, and if you have kids you have to also manage their time studying and learning from home, too, with their lunch […]
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Is Virtual School Affecting Your Dog’s Walking Schedule? Other than technical glitches with their devices or Internet access, most kids have gotten the hang of their virtual school routines. They  sit behind computers, learning as well as they can given the circumstances, which means less time for their furry best friends. Many people have admitted to having less time for their dogs now work and school have normalized a bit. How is your dog taking […]
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It’s Pet Pain Awareness Month We wish our pets could talk to us for so many reasons- but especially when we want to know if they’re in pain or why they feel sick. Often our pets suffer in silence, and sometimes we as pet parents don’t notice subtle changes in their behavior that indicate pain. Sometimes we write it off as a by-product of aging. Heck, you know some of us get cranky with age! […]
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An ounce of prevention… Many people wonder how often they should take their pets to the vet.  Some pet parents take their pets yearly. Others, quite honestly, sometimes let a couple of years or more go by between visits. Life happens, but it’s very important to keep your pets on their recommended veterinary schedule! Your veterinary visit schedule will vary by species, age, temperament and especially health and history.  But, the bottom line is that […]
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What Takes so Darn Long Waiting Curbside at the Vet? Time well spent If you’re headed to the veterinarian, be prepared to wait in the car. There are many reasons your wait may seem so long- be kind and keep this in mind when the staff come to your car. The vet techs and clinic staff are essential workers, and this is their new norm: running back and forth to the parking lot in 90 […]
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It’s time for self care. It’s been a tough summer and the fall isn’t looking much easier for many of us.⠀ ⠀ If you’re planning on getting out of Dodge before the “school year” starts again and the work routine kicks into full gear, give us a call. We’ll take care of your pet care, while you get to practice some serious self care. ⠀ Call us or email us at 305-794-3733, info@equipawspetservices.com and we’ll […]
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Sometimes you need help following your veterinarians’ treatment plan.  Many of you all are staying home working remotely, which means you notice health issues with your pets more frequently since you’re around them much more. No wonder veterinary visits are at an all time high! Most veterinary clinics in Miami are curbside, making taking them to the vet a little tough when it comes to understanding treatment plans, but we still need to be diligent […]
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Neuter and spay stray cats and kittens in Miami Have you ever wondered how to help neuter and spay stray and feral cats and kittens in Miami? The Cat Network has you covered. We interviewed Charlene Grall, the Chairperson of the Spay and Neuter Committee for the Miami Meow Mobile (part of The Cat Network’s efforts to reduce the overpopulation of stray and feral cats in South Florida through the humane practice of sterilization, vaccination, […]
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How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Dogs: We walk and run dogs in Miami for a living. Making sure our precious pups are safe during our notoriously hot weather is a MUST. That’s why our dog walkers and runners are trained to prevent heatstroke by knowing the types and symptoms of heat injury. They are also trained in how to keep dogs well-hydrated and instructed to keep them to the shade, off the asphalt, and […]
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We all love celebrating the 4th of July here in South Florida.  BBQ and beverages, friends and family, boats and beaches and the almost always loved signature fireworks. Just like some humans, not all cats  and dogs enjoy the flashes and lights. These noisy fireworks can cause them to run away. Other dangers abound- fatty or toxic holiday foods, the danger of overheating on a hot summer day, and debris leftover from a night of […]
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Hurricane Readiness for Pet Owners During COVID-19 Hurricane season has one more complication in 2020- the COVID-19 pandemic. We must prepare as we always do for hurricanes with the added variable of a highly-contagious virus. These are our updated readiness guidelines for pet owners in the time of coronavirus.    Start preparing TODAY. Don’t wait until you hear there is a tropical storm forming to do your typical preparations- do them right away. Because of […]
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What is a Bufo Toad and why is it dangerous? Bufo toads are toxic, and even deadly, to our dogs and cats. Bufo toads come out to play when it’s warm and rainy, which is almost year-round in Miami.  Also known as Cane toads, we’ve caught these fat amphibians lurking under bushes during dog walks, or creeping toward dog bowls full of water and dog or cat food on our late night pet sits. Just […]
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You’re invited to our virtual Yappy Hour! We miss our in-person yappy hour tradition in South Miami and Brickell, but our online virtual yappy hours have been pretty phenomenal! It would be so great to see you and your pets at our third online yappy hour on June 10. This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who’ve been sheltering in place in another city to say hi with your sweet pets, and for […]
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We all love water and here in South Florida we have so many dog-friendly beaches and waterfronts to enjoy, from Hobe Beach to the Keys. Just like some humans, not all puppies and dogs know how to swim at all. There are some who know how to navigate water as an instinct (some do it more gracefully than others), but they all depend on us to keep them safe. In addition to that, not all […]
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Many of us are isolating and following guidelines to stay home. With more time to kill, I am seeing so many people and families out walking and running and getting much-needed exercise. A lot of times they are taking their pets with them. While our pets are undoubtedly enjoying this extra attention and activity, please remember that this is a big change for them as well. They are used to sleeping in the cool house […]
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