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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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What should you do with your pets if you or a family member becomes infected with Coronavirus? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have specific instructions and resources for us. Read below. First: Can Pets Catch or Transmit the Coronavirus? While the first infections of COVID-19 were linked to the live animal market in Wuhan, China, and while the virus spreads among people, […]
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How many of you have been in the middle of a Zoom meeting, when all of the sudden your pups decide they just NEED to warn you that someone is outside? Yes, Zoom meetings can definitely be challenging when you’re self-quarantined with dogs. We’re offering to take your dogs out for as long as you need during your most important meetings. We’re happy to take them out for a long stroll in your neighborhood, or […]
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Many of you will be working from home for the next week or so and that means new co-workers- your pets and maybe your kids. We have a few ideas to help you stay sane while you’re staying safe at home. Routines are sacred. It might be really tempting to sleep in and take it a little easy given the stress of what’s going on and the novelty of working from home for some of […]
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It’s important to keep your home clean and disinfected in order to protect yourselves and your pets. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions, and more. Some of us may become infected with COVID-19. These are the general recommendations […]
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To our dear pet parents, We know this is a stressful and confusing time as concerns about COVID-19 start to affect daily life around our country, and closer to Miami-Dade. Some locals are canceling travel plans and working remotely, so Equipaws Pet Services is also starting to feel the impact. While we know that many of you are exercising caution, we want to encourage you to try and maintain your pet’s normal routine as much […]
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Join us for three Miami dog-friendly events in December! We believe the best month for Miami dog-friendly events is December (and January isn’t bad, either!). The weather is gorgeous, the dogs are happy, and the mosquitoes are gone, so let’s take advantage of it! Dog-friendly pack walk in South Miami Join us and other like-minded dog lovers as we go on our monthly pack walk in South Miami. The whole family is welcome to attend. […]
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Hurricane Readiness for Pet Owners With the impending hurricanes we want all pet owners to be prepared even though Miami doesn’t seem to be in the path of Hurricane Florence (keeping fingers and paws crossed- we have until November 30th for hurricane season to be over). We wish for all of our fellow Americans along the east coast to be safe and secure, and we’re also sharing important information in this hurricane readiness guide on […]
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Woofstock 2018: The Barnacle Goes to the Dogs! You and your dogs are invited to join us at Woofstock at the Barnacle Historic State Park on May 6! This is such a fun event for your pets and for you! They can meet new friends and compete in a dog/owner look-alike contest. If you are looking for a new family member, Paw Patrol Animal Rescue and Sanctuary will be bringing adoptable dogs. You can take the […]
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