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Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me: Screwworm Infestation in Miami Written by Sam Arner Maggots…the word alone is enough to make your skin crawl. We often associate the word with dirt and filth, but maggots are simply the larval stage of a fly. And just like all living things, a maggot’s got to eat. Typically, maggots feed on decaying animals to help fuel growth. Although disgusting, they are a vital clean-up crew for the environment. Notice […]
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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Dogs and Cats The New Year is here and it’s time to not only improve ourselves, but also the lives of our furry family members. We have five easy, simple ways you can improve your pets’ quality of life. Enjoy these simple New Year’s Resolutions for your pets! 1. Work out more! It’s the New Year, so we have to start with the most classic of New Year’s resolutions: […]
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6 Reasons to Start Walking Your Dog Yesterday We all want to be great dog parents. We intend to train our dogs, practice learning new tricks every day,  take them out for a walk- no! two walks! a day… but when we get home tired from work, it’s much easier to let them out in the yard to do their business alone then let them back in for Netflix and pets. But dogs don’t create […]
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Smiles Across Coral Gables! Pet highlight:  Cleopatra the Basset Hound Our pet sitter Mike has written a blog spotlight on one of his favorite dog walking clients in Coral Gables, Miss Cleo the Basset Hound. Please enjoy! Cleo, the Queen of Coral Gables Coral Gables is a busy district during the weekdays.  People can be seen commuting to work on the streets by car, by foot, by bicycle, etc.  Most people are just focused to get […]
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Curbing Dog Obesity  In the last decade the United States has seen obesity become a huge issue for society as a whole. Children, teenagers and adults are overweight and experiencing health problems due to our poor eating habits and lack of activity. Our nation is continuously working on providing healthier options and educating the public on food consumption. Who knew this issue would directly translate to our pets. What YOU Need to Know: Between 20 […]
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PetPaint: The Latest Trend in Pet Halloween Costumes Miami has numerous festivals and activities that celebrate Halloween. With so many fun events and costume contests leading up to Halloween, our social media feed has been full of announcements for canine costume contests such as the Costume Yappy Hour at the Spillover in Coconut Grove on Thursday October 27th, and Paws4You’s 6th Annual Howl-O-Ween at Pinecrest Gardens on Sunday, October 30th. Being involved in the pet […]
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Effects of Pet Mosquito Repellent Recently, South Florida has experienced an outbreak of Zika, which is a virus spread most commonly by the bite of mosquitoes. It causes minor symptoms of rash, fever, joint pains and conjunctivitis. There is no known vaccine or medicine. Also, it can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, which can cause birth defects. In addition, the virus can be sexually transmitted. Now, more than ever, the Miami […]
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Celebrating Vet Techs in Miami: Vet Tech Appreciation Week Oct 16 – Oct 22 October 16-22 is Vet Tech Appreciation Week!  The National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America began this week of gratitude in 1993, which takes place annually every third week in October.  On behalf of the Equipaws team, thank you to all of the vet techs working hard around the world! Who is your Vet Tech? When you walk into your local Veterinary Practice, […]
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Why your pets should live indoors Whether our pets should live indoors or outdoors is usually a very controversial topic. There is the argument that dogs and cats were born wild and therefore should remain outdoors in their natural world. However, the dogs and cats we bring into our lives now have lost most of what made them wild originally. Although their natural instincts are still present they are muffled by their need and desire […]
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Veterinary Transportation: We take your Pets to the Vet! Does your pet need a routine checkup or an emergency doctor’s appointment? Equipaws offers a special service to transport and accompany your pet to the vet in our service areas, including South Miami, Brickell, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and more. One of our staff members will pick up your pet, even if you’re absent, and escort your loved one to your preferred veterinarian in the neighborhood. […]
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Meet and Greets: Why so many questions? Before scheduling pet care with Equipaws Pet Services, we require a Meet and Greet with the pet parent and their fur babies. A Meet and Greet is where an Equipaws pet professional comes to your home to introduce themselves to your pets, and learns your pet’s routine including feeding schedules, medical history, behaviors, favorite toys, activities, and treats. We want to know everything about your pet’s habits and history […]
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Downtown/Brickell Pet Sitter Spotlight: Susan Eskamani At Equipaws, we have been dreaming about expanding our business in the Downtown Miami area for months. We have had many inquiries, but did not have the sufficient help in the area. That is where the newest member of our team Susan Eskamani comes in! Susan has gladly taken on the challenge of developing our business and caring for all new Downtown Miami and Brickell pets. This is an […]
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Dishes for Dogs: Canine Kitchen Spotlight Blog While attending a local Dog Event held in Coconut Grove, The Equipaws team stumbled upon an up-and-coming company named Dishes For Dogs: Canine Kitchen. The business is based in the Miami neighborhood of Wynwood and is committed to creating pet-friendly meals with local and fresh ingredients while providing a balanced diet for your pup. We know that nutrition is just as important as exercise and companionship are in keeping […]
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Vet Spotlight: Brickell Bay Animal Hospital The Brickell neighborhood in the heart of Miami is a thriving pet community. You can find pet parents and pups walking, running, playing fetch, and enjoying the city lifestyle almost all day. Who cares for the well-being of these pets? Our favorite local veterinarian, Dr. Greg Frishman, his wife Carla, and the dedicated team at Brickell Bay Animal Hospital (BBAH)! Carla Frishman was kind enough to give Equipaws the […]
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Wild About Wildlife: When to Lend a Helping Hand      By: Samantha Arner Pets are generally curious creatures and as pet owners or dog walkers we are often left to witness where this curiosity leads them. Pets keep us on our toes and for many of us they are our direct connection with wildlife.  A natural instinct for any wild animal should be to run and hide. However, what if you notice that the baby […]
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