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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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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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Your Dog Would Never Bite Your Child or Your Pet Sitter, Right? Our pet sitters know a whole lot about dogs, cats, and the myriad of endearing little animals we care for throughout Miami, but we constantly seek additional education in our field. Pet sitters Flavia Berti and Tom Wyss attended the Dog Bite Investigation Seminar sponsored by No Kill Nation, Inc. and the Miami Coalition Against Breed-Speicific Legislation on April 25, 2013. Jim Crosby, a retired […]
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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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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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Miami Hurricane Preparedness: Pet Edition Dogs and summer in Miami make for a great time, minus the afternoon rain, says Bella. Beyond rain… are you and your pets prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season that started on June 1st? It’s been almost a decade since Hurricane Wilma hit, so we understand if you’ve forgotten some of the basics. Your Equipaws pet sitters want to help you and your pets prepare for whatever comes at us between […]
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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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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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  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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Coconut Grove Pet Sitter Spotlight: Mike Tacoronte Meet the newest Coconut Grove pet sitter in our pack, Mike Tacoronte, who will be walking, running and caring for your pets in the dog-friendly Coconut Grove and Coral Gables neighborhoods! Mike served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and is now a retired veteran filling his time with volunteer work and animal-oriented activities. Although he has a tough exterior, his big heart and soft spot for […]
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Preventing Dog Bites: A lecture in child and dog safety In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Month and families with dogs welcoming new babies, Equipaws Pet Services and Applause Your Paws, Inc. are co-hosting a fun and educational event, “Preparing for Life with Dog & Baby.” Dee Hoult, expert trainer and owner of Applause Your Paws, will give a lecture teaching parents and children how to live and play safely around dogs and prevent dog […]
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The dirty truth behind biodegradable poop bags  Did you know plain plastic and traditional “biodegradable” poop bags are NOT made to biodegrade in a landfill environment? It is a fact that bags labeled biodegradable or degradable require UV light (sunlight) and oxygen to break down, which are not present in a landfill environment. Equipaws Pet Services is going green with GreenLine poop bags. This is the first bag on the market made with a special additive that renders the […]
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Catnip 101 for Curious Cat Lovers Our cat sitters have all seen our cat clients go crazy for catnip, but what are we giving our furry friends? What is catnip and how does it affect Spot, Hemingway, or whomever your special kitty may be? What do you really know about this so-called “cat drug”? Here is Catnip 101 for any curious cat lovers! 1. What is catnip? Catnip is a perennial herb called Labiatae, which […]
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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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Frosty DIY Delicacies for Your Doggie Companions!  It always feels like summer in MIami and you know what that means, it’s gotten hot, hot, and hotter outside for our furry friends! We have to make sure we can keep them cool and comfortable during these next few months. Walking and playing with your dogs in Miami’s heat will make a pup thirsty. Keep them cool, hydrated, and safe from heat stroke following our tips, and […]
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