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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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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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Happy Professional Pet Sitters Week The teen next door, the stranger you hire online, or the person you heard about through the grapevine may be a quick and easy solution for your pet sitting needs. But, is quick and easy the kind of care you really want for your beloved pets? When you go away for the weekend or your pet requires an impromptu pet visit during the day, you want your pet to get […]
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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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Is Xylitol Lethal for Dogs? Be on the lookout for Xylitol in your kitchen and everyday items! Our pet sitters and dog walkers are on the lookout for items containing dangerous chemicals in our clients’ homes in order to keep their pets safe. Many pet parents are unaware that Xylitol, a sugar alcohol naturally found in various plants, berries, and fungi and used in common household items, is lethal to dogs and other animals. Originally, Xylitol […]
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All You Need to Know about Canine Influenza Severe cough, runny nose, fever; these are all symptoms we dread getting during flu season and we take so many precautions to avoid them. What if your dog was suffering from influenza too? How would you know? What would you do? The most important question may even be, how would you prevent it? Here is all you need to know about Canine influenza and what pet owners […]
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National Invasive Species Awareness Week Written by Samantha Arner If you have ever been to Florida, you have heard of the mysterious giants that lurk deep in the Everglades. You have heard the stories of 16-foot pythons taking down full grown deer and wrestling alligators.  Although these stories seem too outrageous to be true, the reality is these gigantic pythons do exist and they are only one example of the thousands of invasive species that […]
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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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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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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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