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Author: Frankie Berti

About Frankie Berti

A founding 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, writing copy, and managing events. She also 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 and Nutmeg the Chiweenie.

Are you bringing home a new canine family member over the holidays? Adopting a new dog or puppy is an adventure filled with joy, fun, and a lot of responsibility. Your dog’s good health and well-being depend on a cozy home, excellent nutrition and veterinary care, training, and exercise. Regular dog walks should be a cornerstone of your dog’s fitness regime since walks play a crucial role in the health and happiness of both newly […]
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Understanding and Managing Pet Diabetes: A Guide for Worried Pet Parents Diabetes in pets is a growing concern in the United States. While the number of dogs and cats with diabetes is about 1%, that number is on the rise. Understanding and preventing this condition is crucial for your pets’ well-being.  This guide will help you recognize the signs of diabetes in your dogs and cats and will provide essential management tips to help your […]
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We reached out to the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for an update on the canine respiratory illness spreading across the United States. They returned our emails today: Important Update: Canine Respiratory Infections Reportedly Spreading Across the U.S. “Veterinarians across the U.S. report they are encountering a surge in the number of dogs presenting with acute respiratory infections, ranging from mild cases to life-threatening pneumonia. While the diagnostic testing is often negative for known canine pathogens […]
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Equipaws Difference: Elevating Pet Care Standards Beyond Apps Buyer beware: while there are some great sitters on online sites like Rover or Wag, you’re gambling with your pet and home’s safety when you don’t choose a professional pet-sitting business. Please do your research and due diligence when you choose your pet care.  Shocking Rover Incident: A Case Study Have you seen the most recent article about Rover’s lack of proper background checks? A pet parent […]
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The Lizard Hunt: What Pet Owners in Miami Need to Know Are lizards dangerous to dogs and cats? In South Florida’s vibrant ecosystem, it’s not uncommon for our furry friends to encounter interesting creatures, including lizards. While the thrill of the chase might be fun for them, there are potential health risks involved when and if they catch them. Here’s what every pet owner should know about dogs and cats catching lizards. The Lizard-Hunting Champions […]
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*We independently evaluate all recommended products and services based on personal use and recommendations from clients and sitters. If you click on the links we provide, we may receive compensation. Discover the Best Pet-Friendly Cleaning Products for a Pristine Home As devoted pet lovers at Equipaws Pet Services, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and pet-friendly home environment. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of our favorite pet-friendly cleaning products to help you keep […]
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Pet Hurricane Preparedness: Hurricane Readiness Guide 2023 As we enter hurricane season, spanning June 1st to November 30th, and most active in August and September, it’s vital to ensure you and your pets are well-prepared.  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 online. You don’t want to wait until […]
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How to play with your indoor cat! At Equipaws, a lot of our pack is comprised of pups (and a few bipeds), but we also have kitties in the family! As such, this blog is for our feline pals and their parents, who know that bringing a cat into their home is a significant commitment. We want  to help you provide a happy and healthy environment for your cat, not only for the cat’s sake, […]
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*We independently evaluate all recommended products and services based on personal use and recommendations from clients and sitters. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Best dog raincoats and jackets, based on reviews!  We’ve had dogs our whole lives (we have photos with us as babies in diapers sitting next to our beloved family Afghans, Sasha and Marushka!), but we’ve never had such picky ones when it comes to rain until […]
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The Fourth of July can be really scary for your pets and July 4th and 5th are some of the busiest days in animal shelters and vet clinics. The fireworks stress dogs out and make pets more likely to bolt in fear, causing injuries or heartache when you can’t find them.  Please follow these tips to keep your pets safe this Independence Day! Ten Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe on Independence Day: Check your […]
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How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Dogs We’ve been walking dogs in Miami for over eleven years, and the summers just keep getting hotter. Ensuring our clients’ dogs are safe during our notoriously hot weather is a MUST. That’s why our dog walkers 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 in the shade, […]
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Hi, dear dog walking clients! It’s the rainy season in Miami, so this is a reminder of our rainy-day dog-walking practices! We walk dogs rain or shine, barring hurricanes, lightning, or other acts of nature. If our team members see lightning, they will take your dogs out for a quick potty break, do their best to get them to go #1 and #2, and then bring your dogs back in to get a delicious towel […]
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Join us for an AKC Fit Dog Walk & Happy Hour in South Miami! We’re excited that Happy with Dogs is joining us at our Sip & Stroll! Happy with Dogs, an AKC Fit Dog Club and local dog training company, will lead an 𝐀𝐊𝐂 𝐅𝐢𝐭 𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝗪𝐚𝐥𝐤 in South Miami on June 8 with us! Walking is a safe activity that improves muscular strength, circulation, memory and weight loss, increases energy, helps with sleep, […]
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What is kennel cough? Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large numbers of dogs are together, such as boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, training groups, and dog shows. This disease can be spread through airborne droplets, direct contact (such as their noses touching each other), or contaminated surfaces (including food and water bowls). Kennel cough can be treated in most dogs, but can be […]
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Miami Dog-Friendly Event: Bring your dogs to Bay 13 Brewery in Coral Gables! Save the date! Our April Sip & Stroll is Thursday, 4/13/23! We look forward to enjoying a good walk, delicious drinks & food, and your company at Bay 13 Brewery & Kitchen! We loved the layout last time we were there. We hope you and your dogs can can join us at this dog-friendly event! We get together for dog-friendly socials at […]
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