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Author: Frankie Berti

About Frankie Berti

A vital member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, and writing copy. As a Pet Tech-certified CPR and First Aid Instructor, Frankie trains our employees in these life-saving techniques. Additionally, she fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix, Nutmeg the Chiweenie, and little Queen Bee Suzy, a Miniature Pinscher.

Our team at Equipaws Pet Services want to wish you a happy Halloween- and to share our Halloween pet safety tips! We are having a blast walking dogs around South Miami, Coconut Grove, and Pinecrest today. Most homes have really cool decorations up, and we’ve seen some cute costumes like the pups in the photo above! We wanted to make sure everyone has a safe and fun Halloween. We’d love for you to include your […]
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Today is Take Your Cat to the Vet Day! It’s so important to take your cat to the vet regularly, but we’ve noticed that cats don’t go to the vet as often as their canine counterparts, and some of that has to do with the way we view cats in our culture. Cats are the most popular pet in the USA, but they go to the vet half as much as dogs do according to […]
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Don’t punish your cat! As cat people and cat sitters, we do NOT punish cats. We address causes first to correct behavior. Punishing a cat can stress them out, make them feel frightened, worsen problems, and destroy the trust and bond they have with you. It’s helpful to think of them the way you would a human child- there is a reason they are “acting out.” They are responding to something in their lives or […]
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Cat Sitting Do’s: We have a LOT of experience cat sitting in Miami and after lots of exposure to our feline friends, we’ve come up with some important do’s for every cat sitter, cat parent, or cat lover to follow. Cats are often misunderstood not just in the sense that people think they are cold and unaffectionate, but also in the way that many people also think that they can be left alone for long […]
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10 Cat sitting don’ts! We have a LOT of experience cat sitting in Miami and after lots of exposure to our feline friends, we’ve come up with some important don’ts for every cat lover to follow. Cats are often misunderstood not just in the sense that people think they are all cold and unaffectionate… Many people also think that they can be left alone for long periods of time because they are self-sufficient, that they’re […]
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How to prepare your pet for a hurricane Hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th, with the most active months typically being August and September. Do you know how to prepare your pet for a hurricane? Do you have your hurricane supplies ready for you and your pets? It’s easy to start preparing today if you aren’t ready by purchasing items each time you go to the market or putting in your Chewy […]
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Who needs pet home health care? As much as we try to keep them healthy and safe, our pets may experience disease, accidents, or certain illnesses that will require extra care, such as administration of fluid, insulin for diabetes, or rehab and wound care. Our dogs and cats are getting the best in medicine these days. Dogs and cats are fortunate that veterinary medicine has advanced as much as it has. From diabetes detection to […]
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Halloween Pet Safety Tips Howl-o-ween is almost here and we want to share several tips to keep your pets safe on the spookiest night of the year! First, don’t leave your pups in the car if you’re taking your kids trick-or-treating. It should go without saying but sometimes accidents happen. 💚🙏🏽 Better yet, leave them home with their own treats! Because our pups will need walks on Halloween, we have these recommendations to keep them […]
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I was having a drink with friends in beautiful South Miami last week and got to chatting with a nice couple sitting next to me at the bar. As these conversations go, they soon asked me about what I do for a living. When I told them “I’m a pet sitter,” they were full of questions: do I walk dogs, or do I bring the dogs to my home? How popular is pet sitting? People […]
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Litter Box Etiquette:    We love taking care of our kitties (proof that you can be both a dog and a cat person!). We’re here to improve their lives and, as a result, the lives of you, their humans! So allow us to help you with your litter box etiquette. Yes, yours! Cats have a natural instinct to cover their droppings, and you will 99.999% of the time not have to worry about litter box […]
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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and the perfect time for pet owners to learn life-saving skills from Pet Tech’s Pet CPR & First Aid course. Our pet sitter Frankie recently became a Pet Tech instructor and is ready to help Miami’s pets stay safe, healthy, and happy! Equipaws Pet Services is all about prevention first and foremost. That includes giving your dogs great nutrition, making sure they are not overweight, providing them with […]
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COVID Canine Syndrome: Why is my dog so afraid of everything!? Dee Hoult, Doggie Deeva and CEO of Applause Your Paws, South Florida’s largest privately owned dog training company, is our guest expert for this week’s blog topic on why pandemic puppies (also known as COVID puppies) are so anxious and afraid of everything. “On behalf of our canine friends we say thank you 2020 for all the dog adoptions. New puppies, big and small, […]
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Should You Choose Pet Sitting or Boarding for Pets in Miami?  Pet sitting vs. boarding in Miami The excitement of Spring break and a well-deserved vacation is around the corner! Your tickets are printed, bathing suits are packed, and sunscreen already applied, but what are you forgetting? Looking down you see your furry friend smiling and wagging their tail at you, leash in mouth, begging to join the adventure.  Unfortunately, your pooch pal can’t always […]
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There are quite a few dog rescues in Miami that work hard to find pets their forever homes. We wanted to share three heartwarming stories from some of our favorite dog rescues, Paws4You Rescue and Paw Patrol Animal Rescue. Please enjoy these beautiful stories, told in their own words. Bigby the 10 year old Collie Mix: Paws4You Rescue’s Miracle A 10-year-old Border Collie Mix “We rescued Bigby from the county shelter on March 18th. At […]
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Coral Gables Dog Walkers There are countless reasons Coral Gables is called the City Beautiful. From the stately oak and banyan trees in the neighborhoods, to Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, to the University of Miami and historic buildings like the Biltmore, and its rich culture, there is so much for humans, pups (and their dog walkers) to enjoy!  Dog-Friendly Coral Gables Hangouts Coral Gables is a beautiful, pedestrian and dog-friendly city (the shade from those […]
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