Small Animal

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Pet Dental Care Month!

    Pet Dental Care Month!
    Whoosh! Where did January go? The first day of February is now upon us and while many kids across the country will be celebrating St. Brigid’s day, here at Equipet we will be celebrating the start of Pet Dental Care Awareness Month! Teeth are the most valuable part of an animal’s body, as it is the teeth that usually cause... read more
  4. Experiences From Owning a Rabbit

    Experiences From Owning a Rabbit
      Recently, one of our staff had purchased a rabbit from our Drogheda store. A little grey and white fluffy thing, no larger than the palm of your hand, left us and went off on an adventure with his new owner. This is their heartwarming (and hilarious) story so far:   "I remember driving up in the car and thinking to... read more
  5. 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
  6. Rabbit Awareness Week July 17th - 21st

    Rabbit Awareness Week July 17th - 21st
    The Rabbit's Digestive System The rabbit's digestive tract is adapted to digest a large amount of fibre. They need two kinds of fibre in their diet; digestible and indigestible, together we call this ‘beneficial fibre’. The first gives them essential nutrients and the second keeps their digestive system moving effectively. Indigestible fibre passes through their digestive system and is excreted... read more
  7. How to care for your pet rabbit

    How to care for your pet rabbit
    We all know that rabbits make great pets and that they are especially good for kids to teach them about the joys of pet ownership. But with pet ownership comes responsibility and we want to ensure all rabbits who have recently moved into a new home are properly cared for. Read below to find out how you can become a... read more
  8. Equipet’s Christmas Charity Drive

    Equipet’s Christmas Charity Drive
    This Christmas we need your support to help give the animals in the care of our partner charities a brighter Christmas and a better future. The mission of Equipet’s Christmas Charity Drive is to raise vital funds for the pets in care of shelters at Christmas time, your donations can help purchase much needed food, treats and blankets. Throughout the... read more
  9. Choosing the right food for your small animal

    Choosing the right food for your small animal
    It is important when choosing a food for your small animal that the food you choose is able to provide a healthy, balanced diet for your pet.  Supreme Selective is the widest range of veterinary recommended, species-specific foods formulated to meet the nutritional needs of small furry pets, so you can be assured that your small animal’s specific dietary needs... read more
  10. Shamrock the Bunny

    Check out how brilliant Shamrock looks!! He is still in the care of Rachel who very kindly fostered him after our appeal for a new home, Rachel says "he's very happy with us and we love him dearly" Signs are on it, he looks so happy! We love a happy ending :) read more
  11. Shamrock the Bunny

    Shamrock the Bunny
      We are happy to report that Shamrock is settling in well to his foster home. Rachel who works closely with Last Hope Animal Charity has kindly fostered Shamrock, now affectionately known as Rocky, with the intention of introducing him to her own two rabbits and if this is successful, adopting him permanently.   Before heading off with Rachel we... read more
  12. 10 ways to show your Pet you love them.

    Happy National Love your Pet Day, we have come up with some lovely ways to show your pet how much you love them (today & every day!).   A nice walk, dog owners wrap up warm and get out for some fresh air. This is one of the easiest ways to show your dog some affection. Let him run in the... read more
  13. How to care for your pet during a storm

        Generally animals would have good instincts when it comes to bad weather but as most of our pets are domesticated they may have lost these natural instincts.     Ensure there is adequate shelter for your pet. Kennels are the best from of protection against the elements and many come with accessories to prevent draught and provide a cosy... read more
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Pet Dental Care Month!

    Pet Dental Care Month!
    Whoosh! Where did January go? The first day of February is now upon us and while many kids across the country will be celebrating St. Brigid’s day, here at Equipet we will be celebrating the start of Pet Dental Care Awareness Month! Teeth are the most valuable part of an animal’s body, as it is the teeth that usually cause... read more
  4. Experiences From Owning a Rabbit

    Experiences From Owning a Rabbit
      Recently, one of our staff had purchased a rabbit from our Drogheda store. A little grey and white fluffy thing, no larger than the palm of your hand, left us and went off on an adventure with his new owner. This is their heartwarming (and hilarious) story so far:   "I remember driving up in the car and thinking to... read more
  5. 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
  6. Rabbit Awareness Week July 17th - 21st

    Rabbit Awareness Week July 17th - 21st
    The Rabbit's Digestive System The rabbit's digestive tract is adapted to digest a large amount of fibre. They need two kinds of fibre in their diet; digestible and indigestible, together we call this ‘beneficial fibre’. The first gives them essential nutrients and the second keeps their digestive system moving effectively. Indigestible fibre passes through their digestive system and is excreted... read more
  7. How to care for your pet rabbit

    How to care for your pet rabbit
    We all know that rabbits make great pets and that they are especially good for kids to teach them about the joys of pet ownership. But with pet ownership comes responsibility and we want to ensure all rabbits who have recently moved into a new home are properly cared for. Read below to find out how you can become a... read more
  8. Equipet’s Christmas Charity Drive

    Equipet’s Christmas Charity Drive
    This Christmas we need your support to help give the animals in the care of our partner charities a brighter Christmas and a better future. The mission of Equipet’s Christmas Charity Drive is to raise vital funds for the pets in care of shelters at Christmas time, your donations can help purchase much needed food, treats and blankets. Throughout the... read more
  9. Choosing the right food for your small animal

    Choosing the right food for your small animal
    It is important when choosing a food for your small animal that the food you choose is able to provide a healthy, balanced diet for your pet.  Supreme Selective is the widest range of veterinary recommended, species-specific foods formulated to meet the nutritional needs of small furry pets, so you can be assured that your small animal’s specific dietary needs... read more
  10. Shamrock the Bunny

    Check out how brilliant Shamrock looks!! He is still in the care of Rachel who very kindly fostered him after our appeal for a new home, Rachel says "he's very happy with us and we love him dearly" Signs are on it, he looks so happy! We love a happy ending :) read more

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