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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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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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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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10 Most Common Pet First Aid Kit Items What’s in your Pet First Aid Kit? Has your pet ever had an accident or been suddenly injured at your home or while out on an adventure? It can be a frightening experience. In Miami, our pets are exposed to dangers while just out for a walk or playing in the back yard. What would you do if your dog experiences an allergic reaction to a bee sting? […]
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  Overweight Dog? You’re not alone. Are you family to an overweight dog? Most of us show our dogs love with cuddles and treats. Unfortunately, loving our dogs too much with food and not enough with activity is part of the reason 54% of American dogs are obese. Our clients hire our dog walkers to help overweight dogs lose some of the extra fluff around their middle. Recently, our assistant manager Meghan was enlisted in […]
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Running in Miami with Your Four-Legged Friend Thinking of making your pup a your partner while running in Miami? Our city is the perfect place to start with beautiful trails that are pet- and pedestrian- friendly. Your pet can be a running partner who goes out rain or shine and will never cancel on your running date- imagine that!  In addition, this gives you a chance to bond with your best furry friend, plus keep […]
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Six Important Benefits of Daily Dog Walks How often do you walk your beloved dog (honestly)? Do your dogs bark, whine, chew or dig excessively?  Are they restless or do they misbehave around company?  Pay attention, they may be trying to communicate with you.    Many pet owners underestimate the value of a dog walk. Dog walking can improve your pet’s behavior and help them both mentally and physically.  Benefits beyond the obvious can help […]
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Do your pet sitters know pet first aid? April is Pet First Aid Awareness month, a very important way to promote education and training to become a caring, responsible pet parent and pet care professional!  We at Equipaws are proud to be trained in Pet Tech Pet CPR and First Aid’s thorough course and are committed to Pet Tech’s theme for this year: “Inform, Educate, Take Action, AND…Prevent 1 Million Pet ER Visits.” We strongly believe in prevention; […]
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Training Our Friends, the Goldendoodles! Athletic, energetic, and highly intelligent – these three qualities accurately describe the goldendoodle.  While they are wonderful, these very qualities can make this popular breed a challenge for their owners. Our lovable goldendoodle clients need a LOT of exercise and mental stimulation. Our pet sitters care for quite a few goldendoodles in our pack, so we have recommendations and tips to offer based on experience.   TRAINING: Training is of vital […]
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Sign Up for Pet First Aid and CPR Classes in Miami! We all love our pets like family. Did you know that pets, just like your children, are at greater risk of injury or death from preventable accidents than any other reason? In fact, 70% of pets who are injured and die as a result of their injuries could have survived if they’d been given CPR or First Aid on site. That’s why Equipaws Pet Services […]
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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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Not exactly! In this dog walker’s view, dog walks and pet toothpaste and tooth brushing are an even tie in the hierarchy of fun, yet healthy, “treats.” After all, it’s well-established that exercise will keep your pooch healthy physically and mentally, but do you know why you should brush your pets’ teeth daily? Since February is  “National Pet Dental Health Month,” we thought we’d talk about that instead of our obsession with dog exercise for a […]
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Fresh Breath for Pets Photo Contest! Who has the cleanest, healthiest smile of all? How likely are you to smooch your pooch or kitty on Valentine’s Day? If you said “not very,” that’s a red flag! Did you know foul dog and cat breath is NOT normal? Stinky breath can signal gum or periodontal disease in your fur kids, which can cause a lot of damage to their internal organs! So through the end of […]
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  Ready to Read a Great Reason to Hire a Dog Walker? “Why do I need to hire a dog walker? I have a back yard, he runs all the time out there!” We hear that often enough that we felt we HAVE to address that misconception. Pet parents in Miami who own nice backyards seem to feel that letting their dogs out, alone, for long stretches of time means that their dogs get great exercise. […]
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Today’s Pet Fitness Tip is for kitty lovers. If your cat’s third eye, or nictitating membrane, is persistently visible, it may be suffering from an illness or an injury from a fight. Your best bet? Take kitty to the vet!!
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