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Is Dry Food Really Good for Cats? A friend said to me “I heard that feeding only dry food to a cat causes kidney issues’. So I decided to debunk that myth and do a little digging to see where in the world he heard that. I checked social- Facebook and Twitter- and the answer to where he got that  was there. BUT, not the facts to back that up.  Cats are carnivores.  Dry food […]
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So let’s all agree, cats are all very different. Some say the color determines the attitude. Some swear that female orange cats are always jerks, tortoise shells are all super sweet, and calico cats are… extra spicy. Myths about kitties and their behavior abound- that they need to be outdoors, that they’re less needy than dogs. Whatever you think you know, it’s all different and so are they. These are some facts that you may […]
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𝐕𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐬: why it happens and what to do⁣⁣ Our kitty parents asked for a primer on vomiting in cats, and we’re here to deliver! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Cats and their hairballs. Oh boy, finding those in your favorite pair of shoes is the best! /s Fun fact, vomiting is pretty common in cats, be it from hairballs, or just like us- from overeating or eating something that doesn’t agree with them, so you may […]
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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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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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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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Meet Emma del Rey, professional photographer, animal lover, and a part of the Equipaws Pet Services family (her mother is our social media manager and head trainer!). Emma’s photographs are subtle, delicate, and stunning. She recently graduated from the New World School of the Arts. 1. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer and how did you get there? I started shooting when I was 13. I was homeschooled so I had […]
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Ten Facts about Sea Turtles for World Sea Turtle Day In honor of World Sea Turtle Day, here are ten fun facts about our reptilian friends! Sea turtles are ancient! Fossil evidence of a 5000 pound sea turtle, measuring 13 feet long and 16 feet wide, was found in South Dakota in the 1970’s. This extinct species of sea turtle, known as Archelon, was thought to have lived in the shallow oceans that covered parts […]
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Sea turtle nesting history in Miami and understanding the process Every year May 1st to October 31st Miami-Dade County beaches are graced with the presence of the magnificent dinosaurs of the sea!  For millions of years’ sea turtles have used Florida’s coastlines and beaches to create new generations of sea turtles. There are seven species of sea turtles worldwide, all of which are either threatened or endangered. Out of the seven species, three nest regularly […]
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Pet Photography Simplified: Tips from Pet Sitter Mike Tacoronte Most pet parents’ phones’ are crammed with hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of their pets, and they want more. Double that for our pet sitters, who snap our clients’ cats and dogs on their pet sits or dog walks daily. Why not improve the quality of our pet photography? Enter Mike Tacoronte, one of our newest dog walkers in Coconut Grove and a budding pro […]
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11th Annual Vets Fore Pets Golf Tournament Imagine a Miami with no more stray dogs and cats starving on its streets, exposed to being run over by cars and or wasting away from preventable diseases. Imagine no more animals dying at Miami-Dade Animal Services due to lack of homes or owner responsibility, or to overpopulation. Thanks to organizations like the South Florida Veterinary Foundation (SFVF), a non-profit actively promoting responsible pet ownership while offering free […]
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Wordless Wednesday: Rosita!   Equipaws Pet Services
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Thank you for choosing Equipaws Pet Services as the best pet sitters in Miami! It’s an honor to win the Florida Villager’s Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Award in our category. We are humbled and honored that so many of you took the time to enter us in this contest. Because we take care of your family members, we know how busy you are, so this is doubly special for us. This accolade renews […]
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