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Ticks of South Florida Whether you are a parent to a cuddly pup, a mischievous kitten, a slithery reptile, or a feathered friend it is also good to know what creepy crawlies you need to protect them from. In general, ticks seem less prevalent in Florida in comparison to our more northern neighbors, but they still are something pet owners need to be on the lookout for. How do the ticks of South Florida attack […]
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Ten Holiday Gifts for Your Cat Christmas time is around the corner, and most of our cat sitting clients are thinking of buying their beloved kitties a gift for the holidays. The holidays are, after all, a perfect time to give your feline something special, but how to choose? Here are some great gift ideas for your furry feline, courtesy of Angie, one of our dedicated cat sitters. Let us know if your cats approve […]
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Miami’s Best Holiday Gift Guide for Pets Happy howlidays! Our annual Local Pet Gift Guide has grown to include several dedicated dog groomers as well as fresh and local pet food and treats suppliers! We’ve met excellent pet care professionals popping up around Miami and are happy to support fellow local, small businesses dedicated to making our pets’ lives healthier and happier. If you’re scrambling around looking for the pawfect, last-minute gift, our city has […]
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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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Avoiding Dehydration in South Florida We have a blog post on avoiding heat stroke and dehydration in dogs, but our stellar dog walker Leigh wanted to cover dehydration in humans. If you’re outside a fair part of the day in South Florida like our dog walkers are, hydration has to be foremost in your thoughts to maintain health and wellness. The percentage of water in your body is approximately 65%. If you decrease this, you […]
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When Dogs Attack: Florida dog attack laws and what to expect if your dog is labeled dangerous Has your dog been labeled aggressive? Even the sweetest, well-trained dog can be triggered to act out with aggression. Triggers for aggressive acts can vary greatly and can even be difficult for a dog owner to predict or prevent, but knowing your dog and giving them proper training and socialization goes a long way in setting them up […]
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Halloween Pet Costume Ideas for all Kinds of Pets! Halloween is a night dedicated to silly costumes and getting out of the everyday norm. Regardless of whether you are a parent of human children or fur children, Halloween is a non-traditional way for families to come together and create long-lasting memories. Take a moment and check out some of Equipaws’ favorite pet Halloween costumes. We hope these can inspire you and we look forward to […]
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Can the solar eclipse hurt my dog or cat? The Great American Eclipse unfurls across our country this Monday, and those in its path of totality (from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina) will get to observe one of the greatest, rarest sights in our world- a total eclipse, where the moon fully covers the sun for a short few minutes. Those of us outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse […]
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How to Potty Train a Puppy: How often Should My Puppy Go? Bringing a new puppy into our homes can be an exciting experience. The process of learning all their personality quirks and figuring out their basic needs and desires can be an adventure in itself. One of the biggest and potentially the most stressful adventure for you and your new pup can be housebreaking. The good news is it doesn’t need to be stressful! […]
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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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  Equipaws Goes to Catch Canine Training Academy Our social media specialist and dog walker Kristen Cortese just completed the Catch Canine Trainers Academy taught by Dee Hoult, CEO of  Applause Your Paws Dog Training and one of only 250 Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the world. We sponsored Kristen for this week-long intensive dog training as part of our overall mission to improve the quality of our clients’ dogs’ lives. We spend a lot […]
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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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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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