fbpx
Available 7 Days a Week

Including All Major Holidays

Professional Pet Sitting, Dog Walking
& Running Services In Miami

Pet Health

It’s Pet Pain Awareness Month We wish our pets could talk to us for so many reasons- but especially when we want to know if they’re in pain or why they feel sick. Often our pets suffer in silence, and sometimes we as pet parents don’t notice subtle changes in their behavior that indicate pain. Sometimes we write it off as a by-product of aging. Heck, you know some of us get cranky with age! […]
Read more
An ounce of prevention… Many people wonder how often they should take their pets to the vet.  Some pet parents take their pets yearly. Others, quite honestly, sometimes let a couple of years or more go by between visits. Life happens, but it’s very important to keep your pets on their recommended veterinary schedule! Your veterinary visit schedule will vary by species, age, temperament and especially health and history.  But, the bottom line is that […]
Read more
How to Prevent Heat Stroke in Dogs: We walk and run dogs in Miami for a living. Making sure our precious pups are safe during our notoriously hot weather is a MUST. That’s why our dog walkers and runners 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 to the shade, off the asphalt, and […]
Read more
What is a Bufo Toad and why is it dangerous? Bufo toads are toxic, and even deadly, to our dogs and cats. Bufo toads come out to play when it’s warm and rainy, which is almost year-round in Miami.  Also known as Cane toads, we’ve caught these fat amphibians lurking under bushes during dog walks, or creeping toward dog bowls full of water and dog or cat food on our late night pet sits. Just […]
Read more
We all love water and here in South Florida we have so many dog-friendly beaches and waterfronts to enjoy, from Hobe Beach to the Keys. Just like some humans, not all puppies and dogs know how to swim at all. There are some who know how to navigate water as an instinct (some do it more gracefully than others), but they all depend on us to keep them safe. In addition to that, not all […]
Read more
Many of us are isolating and following guidelines to stay home. With more time to kill, I am seeing so many people and families out walking and running and getting much-needed exercise. A lot of times they are taking their pets with them. While our pets are undoubtedly enjoying this extra attention and activity, please remember that this is a big change for them as well. They are used to sleeping in the cool house […]
Read more
What should you do with your pets if you or a family member becomes infected with Coronavirus? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have specific instructions and resources for us. Read below. First: Can Pets Catch or Transmit the Coronavirus? While the first infections of COVID-19 were linked to the live animal market in Wuhan, China, and while the virus spreads among people, […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
Safe Fruits and Veggies for Your Pet It can be hard to resist giving the sad-eyed pup at your heels or the purring kitty rubbing against your leg a tasty human treat. Luckily, not all human foods need to be banned from our pets’ diets. Fruits and veggies can have many benefits for your pets’ health. The key is to know what fruits and veggies are safe for your pet and which can be dangerous. […]
Read more
Show Me Your Pearly Whites February is a month full of love with hearts, kisses, and tasty treats. Share the love for your pets smile by celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month this February and all the months to follow! Pet dental hygiene often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. You either begin to turn a cheek to Fido’s kisses or notice Fluffy’s reluctance to eat even his favorite dishes. Most pet owners don’t understand […]
Read more
New Year, New You, New Them The saying may go “New year, new you”, but New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be just about you. Whether you have had a pet for a long time or accepting a new one into your family, setting your pet’s New Year’s resolutions together can help bring a great sense of camaraderie. This year Equipaws encourages you to set goals and make strides with your pets in mind. Your […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more