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Five Easy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dogs and Cats! Valentine’s Day romance aside, your pet sitters know that what’s really most important to any pet parent is how to include their pets in fun holidays like these! We have found a few creative and pet-friendly ideas to make your pet’s Valentine’s Day special. Whether you’re staying in together, or leaving these gifts for us to give them while pet sitting them, we hope you […]
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Happy National Walk Your Dog Month! It’s the New Year, so we have to start with the most classic of New Year’s resolutions: get fit and healthy! Unfortunately, dogs are getting fatter. Did you know that in a 2017 clinical survey carried out by the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention, it was found that 56% of dogs in the United States are obese? That’s about 50.2 million dogs, and the numbers are increasing. Clinical obesity […]
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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! […]
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At Equipaws, a lot of our pack is comprised of pups (and a few bipeds), but we also have kitties in the family! As such, this blog is for our feline pals and their parents, who know that bringing a cat into their home is a significant commitment. We want  to help you provide a happy and healthy environment for your cat, not only for the cat’s sake, but for yours as well. A happy […]
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Our Miami-based dog sitters have Memorial Day penciled in as the beginning of summer fun, pet sits, and sharp rises in heat, which can be unbearable for humans. Imagine how that feels for dogs, who are covered in fur! As your dogs’ caretakers, we are responsible for keeping them safe during walks and runs in the coming summer months. We want to take a moment to talk about how we care for your pets in […]
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  Dogs are animals that work by nature; whatever their breed (or mix!), every dog was bred with a working purpose! Because the majority of dogs are naturally active, it’s important that they get the appropriate amount of exercise or be given work. Even those cute lap dogs who make great couch potato companions need to exercise if we want them to stay fit, healthy, and happy for years to come. You owe it to […]
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Looking for the right pet sitting services in Miami? The process can difficult with so much at stake (your pets are your family, after all), which is why we want you to know exactly how Equipaws Pet Services works. If we had to sum up our approach in one sentence, it would be that we believe the magic is in the details. It’s the little things that make life special, and that also keep your pets fit, […]
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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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Hurricane Readiness for Pet Owners During COVID-19 Hurricane season has one more complication in 2020- the COVID-19 pandemic. We must prepare as we always do for hurricanes with the added variable of a highly-contagious virus. These are our updated readiness guidelines for pet owners in the time of coronavirus.    Start preparing TODAY. Don’t wait until you hear there is a tropical storm forming to do your typical preparations- do them right away. Because of […]
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Cat and Dog Fur Removal Tip: ​Buy Yourself the Magic Pet Hair Remover Are your furry pals furry-ing up the whole house? No matter how much we love our fur babies, excess tufts of dog and cat hair on furniture, clothes, carpets, and area rugs can be a real eyesore – not to mention an allergy nest for sensitive eyes and noses! Our pet sitters serve on the front lines of the fur battle, and […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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Woofstock 2018: The Barnacle Goes to the Dogs! You and your dogs are invited to join us at Woofstock at the Barnacle Historic State Park on May 6! This is such a fun event for your pets and for you! They can meet new friends and compete in a dog/owner look-alike contest. If you are looking for a new family member, Paw Patrol Animal Rescue and Sanctuary will be bringing adoptable dogs. You can take the […]
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Walk Your Pet Month January is Walk Your Pet Month and Equipaws is here to help! No matter your pet walking needs our team has their sneakers laced up, tied tight, and ready to go! Whether you need midday visits, late night walks, or energy spending runs our staff is eager to get your pets out and about this month and future months to come. Regularly walking your dog and/or cat has significant importance for […]
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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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