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  1. The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!

    The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!
    Michael Bublé is on the radio, your neighbour’s decorations are up and visible from the ISS in orbit over Earth, and your kids have gone stark raving mad for something called Fortnite... Christmas has officially arrived. While many of us will be busy acquiring gifts for our family members, friends and loved ones, please don’t forget about the ones that... read more
  2. October 1st - 7th: National Walk Your Dog Week!

    October 1st - 7th: National Walk Your Dog Week!
    Long time no see, Pet-Pals! Have you seen our new snazzy website yet? If you're reading this then I assume you have. One of my favourite changes to our new home page is the amount of room my (used-to-be) little blog gets! Three whole tiles of our most recent posts, available to be read at your leisure. Hm? Oh right... read more
  3. Colouring Competition Winners!

    I'm pleased to report that our judges have vanished, off on their annual leave after having to arbitrate the hardest colouring competition we've ever held! The level of quality from all entrants was astounding and it came as no surprise to us when our judges were left unable to decide! But alas, as famously spoken in Highlander, there can be only... read more
  4. Our Littlest Friends - The Gerbil

    Our Littlest Friends - The Gerbil
      Aren’t they just adorable? The Gerbil is a small, furry, desert-dwelling mammal that is normally confused with mice or similar species of rodent. Gerbils are awfully curious and have a knack for forming great bonds with their human owners, even more so than rabbits or guinea pigs! Gerbils are a fairly inexpensive pet to care for too, but where... read more
  5. Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet
    Normally our blog posts are quite jovial in nature. However there are two sides to owning and caring for a pet, and unfortunately one of them is loss, and loss can take a serious toll on us and our families. Whether it is a dog or cat, rabbit or hamster, parrot or horse or even a fish; suffering the loss... read more
  6. 7 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them

    7 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them
    Now that ‘Show Your Significant Other That You Love Them’ day is over, we can move on to the really important one! Love Your Pet Day is a celebration of all things furry, four-legged, or wet and slimy! Whatever pet you’ve chosen to be your animal companion, today is about showing them some love and appreciation. Here are the top... read more
  7. How Deep is Your Love (For Your Pet)?

    How Deep is Your Love (For Your Pet)?
    Human love knows no bounds! Be it our fellow human, our machine counterparts or even our faithful pets, we have a deep need to love and to feel loved! In celebration of Valentine's Day (and secondarily Pancake Tuesday, yum...) we are offering 14% off all products (except horse wormers) online only! To help you pick that perfect present for the... read more
  8. Keep your pet safe this Halloween

    Keep your pet safe this Halloween
    Halloween season is once again upon us and with it, brings fireworks, trick or treaters and scary costumes. All the stuff us humans can’t get enough of, but unfortunately for our pet’s, these are the things of nightmares! Many pet owners report that their pet shows visible signs of anxiety around this time of year so let’s look at some... read more
  9. Dog Treats: All You Need To Know

    Dog Treats: All You Need To Know
    With Christmas becoming ever nearer, you may be thinking that now is the perfect time to purchase a treat or even a toy for your faithful canine companion. read more
  10. Cara Rescue Dogs Appeal for Help

    10 puppies were found abandoned in cardboard boxes in Monasterevan, Kildare yesterday. The puppies are now in the care of Cara Rescue Dogs who have launched an appeal for help during this difficult time. &nbsp &nbsp The cardboard boxes in which the 10 pups were found Posting on their Facebook page yesterday, Cara Rescue said "10 Pups abandoned in cardboard boxes in Monasterevan... read more
  11. Seven frequently asked questions about dog toys

    Seven frequently asked questions about dog toys
    At Equipet, we get mountains of questions and requests from all of you about the dog toys we sell: What size is right for my dog? How durable is this dog toy? What is this dog toy made of? Does it come in pink? After much discussion with our highly trained pet experts, we’ve come up with a list of seven of your most frequently asked questions; to help make sure that you’re picking the right toy for your best friend. We take great pride in making sure that your pet has exactly what is right for them and nothing makes us happier than knowing you’re going home with the best quality products for your pet pooch! Continue reading → read more
  12. Size matters: How to choose a pet for your home

    Many people who live in small homes and apartments feel that having pets in that environment isn’t an option. They feel that they simply can’t keep pets due to lack space, lack of a garden and even lack of time. If you don’t have a garden or easy access to a grassy area it may not be ideal to keep... read more
  13. Anxious Dogs–Combating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    Anxious Dogs–Combating Separation Anxiety in Dogs
    As we approach the Summer, our calendar begins to fill with days out, trips and Summer holidays, these plans will not always include our pets and you may notice that these periods of absence can trigger separation anxiety in your normally well-behaved dog. What is separation anxiety in dogs? Separation anxiety is disruptive or destructive behaviour when your dog is... read more
  14. How Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs Change

    Have you noticed how people change their diet over their lifespan? Parents fret about getting enough vegetables into their children, and then those children grow up. In our 20s, many of us can eat all sorts of junk food and still have tons of energy and feel great. But then in our 30s, we tend to get more sensible about... read more
  15. Thunders Bootcamp - Week Two

    So Thunder and I are a little over three weeks into boot camp! Yes I include myself as those of you that have ever taken four months off horse riding will feel my pain! I just want to stress how much I love this horse, anyone who knows myself and Thunder know he is not only a animal to me... read more
  16. Thunder's Bootcamp - Week One

    Thunder is a 21 year old horse that does a bit of everything. The lovely Niamh and Thunder are sponsored by Equipet and last Summer they made it to the National Eventing championship in Tattersals and came 5th out of 70! (yay, we are so proud) After that Thunder went on a break as he was feeling a little sore... read more
  17. Healthy Pet Treats - Choosing the right treats.

    Healthy Pet Treats - Choosing the right treats.
    As we become more aware of the importance of choosing the correct food for our pets and the impact their feeding habits have on their general health and wellbeing are we guilty of overlooking a main area of our pet’s nutrition, when it comes to feeding healthy pet treats? Do you feed a calorie controlled diet but then provide endless... read more
  18. Healthy Pet Programme

    Healthy Pet Programme
    Equipet and Red Mills Leader have teamed up to lead your pet to a healthier lifestyle and are launching their Healthy Pet Programme instore and online. The healthy pet programme is a 10 week health and nutrition programme, the main focus of which is to improve your pet’s diet and teach good food practices. We are what we eat! As... read more
  19. Family are searching for information on missing dog

    Family are searching for information on missing dog
    The family of Michael McCoy have launched a desperate appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of their beloved Boxer Fia, who has been missing since Thursday last.   It is understood that another family dog who was with Michael McCoy at the time of the tragic attack has safely returned home.   Unusually for a boxer, Fia has a long tail with a white tip, she is microchipped... read more
  20. You have to see this letter from Ziggy the Dog!

      We recently received a letter from a 19 week old puppy named Ziggy who's favorite toy "Birdie" had sadly started to fall apart. With the help of her owners, Terry and David, Ziggy penned an extremely heartfelt request for us to try and source a replacement Birdie. See full letter below;     Ziggy's creative letter really caught our attention Always... read more
  21. Halloween Pet Tips

        Halloween can be a scary time for your pet so it’s important to help keep them safe.   Keep your pets in at Halloween Keeping pets in on Halloween and the days following protects them from the loud noise of fireworks and bangers, it also ensures your pet won’t be the target of a cruel Halloween prank. Create... read more
  22. Charity Dog Walk in aid of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

      Leading the Way 2015 Equipet are proud to once again host “Walk ‘N’ Wag” to raise vital funds for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI).  The 4km sponsored walk will take place on the historic grounds of The Battle of The Boyne Estate, Oldbridge, Drogheda on Sunday 19th July at 3pm.  Who are AADI? Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland is a... read more
  23. WHY SHOULD I NEUTER MY PET?

      by Donal Donnelly, Smith & Foley - Veterinary Surgeons Thousands of unwanted dogs and cats are put to sleep in Ireland each year. There are many excellent charities out there trying to re-home and foster unwanted animals. The easiest thing to reduce this number is to stop uncontrolled breeding of dogs and cats. Do your bit by being a... read more
  1. The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!

    The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!
    Michael Bublé is on the radio, your neighbour’s decorations are up and visible from the ISS in orbit over Earth, and your kids have gone stark raving mad for something called Fortnite... Christmas has officially arrived. While many of us will be busy acquiring gifts for our family members, friends and loved ones, please don’t forget about the ones that... read more
  2. October 1st - 7th: National Walk Your Dog Week!

    October 1st - 7th: National Walk Your Dog Week!
    Long time no see, Pet-Pals! Have you seen our new snazzy website yet? If you're reading this then I assume you have. One of my favourite changes to our new home page is the amount of room my (used-to-be) little blog gets! Three whole tiles of our most recent posts, available to be read at your leisure. Hm? Oh right... read more
  3. Colouring Competition Winners!

    I'm pleased to report that our judges have vanished, off on their annual leave after having to arbitrate the hardest colouring competition we've ever held! The level of quality from all entrants was astounding and it came as no surprise to us when our judges were left unable to decide! But alas, as famously spoken in Highlander, there can be only... read more
  4. Our Littlest Friends - The Gerbil

    Our Littlest Friends - The Gerbil
      Aren’t they just adorable? The Gerbil is a small, furry, desert-dwelling mammal that is normally confused with mice or similar species of rodent. Gerbils are awfully curious and have a knack for forming great bonds with their human owners, even more so than rabbits or guinea pigs! Gerbils are a fairly inexpensive pet to care for too, but where... read more
  5. Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    Suffering the Loss of a Beloved Pet
    Normally our blog posts are quite jovial in nature. However there are two sides to owning and caring for a pet, and unfortunately one of them is loss, and loss can take a serious toll on us and our families. Whether it is a dog or cat, rabbit or hamster, parrot or horse or even a fish; suffering the loss... read more
  6. 7 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them

    7 Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them
    Now that ‘Show Your Significant Other That You Love Them’ day is over, we can move on to the really important one! Love Your Pet Day is a celebration of all things furry, four-legged, or wet and slimy! Whatever pet you’ve chosen to be your animal companion, today is about showing them some love and appreciation. Here are the top... read more
  7. How Deep is Your Love (For Your Pet)?

    How Deep is Your Love (For Your Pet)?
    Human love knows no bounds! Be it our fellow human, our machine counterparts or even our faithful pets, we have a deep need to love and to feel loved! In celebration of Valentine's Day (and secondarily Pancake Tuesday, yum...) we are offering 14% off all products (except horse wormers) online only! To help you pick that perfect present for the... read more
  8. Keep your pet safe this Halloween

    Keep your pet safe this Halloween
    Halloween season is once again upon us and with it, brings fireworks, trick or treaters and scary costumes. All the stuff us humans can’t get enough of, but unfortunately for our pet’s, these are the things of nightmares! Many pet owners report that their pet shows visible signs of anxiety around this time of year so let’s look at some... read more
  9. Dog Treats: All You Need To Know

    Dog Treats: All You Need To Know
    With Christmas becoming ever nearer, you may be thinking that now is the perfect time to purchase a treat or even a toy for your faithful canine companion. read more
  10. Cara Rescue Dogs Appeal for Help

    10 puppies were found abandoned in cardboard boxes in Monasterevan, Kildare yesterday. The puppies are now in the care of Cara Rescue Dogs who have launched an appeal for help during this difficult time. &nbsp &nbsp The cardboard boxes in which the 10 pups were found Posting on their Facebook page yesterday, Cara Rescue said "10 Pups abandoned in cardboard boxes in Monasterevan... read more

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