health

  1. How to Cool Down Your Cat in Hot Weather

    When it comes to Summer, one of the most important things for feline owners to know is how to cool down your cat in hot weather. 1.If you’re going to be away all day and you know it’s going to get warm in the afternoon, drop three or four ice cubes into your cat’s drinking bowl before you head out... read more
  2. Walk this Way - 11 Great Walks For You and Your Pet

    Walk this Way - 11 Great Walks For You and Your Pet
    Aloha, Animal Amigos! It looks like we're finally getting the sun we all deserve, and just in time for the end of June. Thankfully, July and August are still ahead with (hopefully) warm evenings, bright mornings, and excellent opportunities to get out and about with your pets. With the previous in mind we've been busy looking over maps, poring over... read more
  3. Aquarium Maintenance: Easy-Peasy!

    Aquarium Maintenance: Easy-Peasy!
    Hello again Pet-Pals. Today, we’ll be talking about tank maintenance. To the general populace, tank maintenance is something you do in the Army. In the world of aquatics, tank maintenance refers to the upkeep and well-being of your fishes’ home; ensuring that ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, and algae are all kept in check. Some of you may be thinking: “Oh no... read more
  4. 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
  5. International Helmet Awareness: August 18th and 19th

    We are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on August 18th & 19th this year.   Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources... read more
  6. Celebrating 10 Years: Equipet Drogheda

    2008! The year the stocks in Wall Street fell, the year Obama rose to prominence and became president, the year Breaking Bad first hit telly and the year Coldplay released Viva la Vida (The one with the violin...). But most importantly, 2008 was the year that Equipet Drogheda first opened its doors to the public and quickly became Louth's favourite place to... read more
  7. Travelling with your Pet: A Simple Guide

    Travelling with your Pet: A Simple Guide
    Travelling with your pet means that you can explore the world together, but it's very important to make sure your pet is safe and secure in the car and that he is enjoying himself! An improperly restrained dog is a huge liability in a collision and can cause serious injury to both him and passengers. Irish Law states; "No person... read more
  8. Equipet Coolock and Village Vets: Pet Fun Day June 9th 2018

      Have you taken your pet to the Vets recently? Do you know exactly what your dog needs in his diet? Has your pet got what it takes to be the next Urban Pup model? If you answered no to any of those questions, now is the perfect excuse to finally say yes and come and visit Equipet Coolock and... read more
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Cat Health: Caring for our Feline Friends

    Cat Health: Caring for our Feline Friends
    Cats are intriguing creatures to say the least. As independent as they are, sometimes they do genuinely need the assistance of a human. With that in mind, we're here once again to help you through the various Cat health products we stock in Equipet; what you need, what your cat needs and what is best for both owner and pet... read more
  13. International Helmet Awareness Day 2017

    Equipet are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on September 16 & 17th this year. Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources... read more
  14. 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
  15. Equine Nutrition: Feeding your Horse

    Equine Nutrition: Feeding your Horse
    The technical bit Horses are non-ruminant herbivores that use hindgut fermentation as an aid to digestion, this means that unlike cows horses cannot regurgitate their food to help in the digestion process. This also means that if horses eat anything poisonous or overeat, they cannot bring it back up. Horses lack a gall bladder which makes it harder for them... read more
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Horse Boredom: How to spot it and how to manage this common condition?

    Horse Boredom: How to spot it and how to manage this common condition?
    What is Horse Boredom? As we move into the colder months, many horse owners will start to consider moving their horse into stables. Horses are kept stabled for many reasons, one being that the horse is clipped for exercise, so needs the shelter and protection of the stable to keep him warm during the winter. Other times stable rest is necessary due to medical reasons. Continue reading → read more
  19. Changes to Leader Dog Food

    Changes to Leader Dog Food
    Introducing the new look Leader Dog Food range. Red Mills have recently improved their Leader Dog Food recipe and unveiled it in contemporary new look packaging. The improvements to the recipe are to provide a targeted diet, more suited to individual dogs’ needs. Developed by vets, the ingredients have been carefully selected to provide excellent digestibility and nutrition throughout the... read more
  20. National Microchipping Month 2016

    National Microchipping Month 2016
    Last September we launched our free "Check That Chip" campaign, which was designed to correctly register pet owners onto Fido's Database. This campaign was in line with the compulsory micro-chipping program that the Department of Agriculture had announced to become common place by April 2016. As we near the end of the month we want to remind all pet owners that it is... read more
  21. Quick and easy dog friendly pancake recipe

      If you want to involve your dog in this years Shrove Tuesday celebrations check out this simple recipe you can both enjoy together! Ingredients: 2 x eggs 2 x bananas   Method: Slice banana into small pieces and mash until no large lumps remain In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until completely combined. Now pour the eggs over... read more
  22. Pet Head Shampoo Range

      Brought to you by the same people who create "Bed Head", Pet Head is a premium range of luxurious shampoos, cremes and sprays for dogs. The fashion forward grooming range is presented in unique, colourful packaging that will brighten up any bathroom cabinet.   Anyone who has previously used Bed Head will know how imaginative the brand can be when designing shampoo fragrances... 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
  24. Why Buy Premium Dog Food?

    There is an age old debate about the benefits of feeding your dog premium dog food. Does the perceived extra cost outweigh any health benefits that may occur when using a premium dog feed? Is there really that much difference between premium dog food and supermarket foods? I think the target when feeding should be to give your dog what’s... read more
  25. Setting up your Tropical Aquarium

    Fish keeping is a fantastic pastime. It introduces you to an exciting new underwater world with a wide and varied cast of characters each with different needs , habits and personalities. Your kids get the thrill of caring for fish of all types while learning the lessons of responsibility that come with looking after these fascinating creatures. Put simply, fish keeping is unlike any other hobby! Because of this, fish require a different maintenance approach to many other pets. Before you buy your aquarium or buy your fish you need to think hard about what you need and start to plan ahead. read more
  1. How to Cool Down Your Cat in Hot Weather

    When it comes to Summer, one of the most important things for feline owners to know is how to cool down your cat in hot weather. 1.If you’re going to be away all day and you know it’s going to get warm in the afternoon, drop three or four ice cubes into your cat’s drinking bowl before you head out... read more
  2. Walk this Way - 11 Great Walks For You and Your Pet

    Walk this Way - 11 Great Walks For You and Your Pet
    Aloha, Animal Amigos! It looks like we're finally getting the sun we all deserve, and just in time for the end of June. Thankfully, July and August are still ahead with (hopefully) warm evenings, bright mornings, and excellent opportunities to get out and about with your pets. With the previous in mind we've been busy looking over maps, poring over... read more
  3. Aquarium Maintenance: Easy-Peasy!

    Aquarium Maintenance: Easy-Peasy!
    Hello again Pet-Pals. Today, we’ll be talking about tank maintenance. To the general populace, tank maintenance is something you do in the Army. In the world of aquatics, tank maintenance refers to the upkeep and well-being of your fishes’ home; ensuring that ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, and algae are all kept in check. Some of you may be thinking: “Oh no... read more
  4. 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
  5. International Helmet Awareness: August 18th and 19th

    We are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on August 18th & 19th this year.   Organised and hosted by Riders4Helmets, the aim of International Helmet Awareness Day is to educate equestrians on the basic facts of wearing a helmet, to promote helmet wearing on an International level and to provide important links and resources... read more
  6. Celebrating 10 Years: Equipet Drogheda

    2008! The year the stocks in Wall Street fell, the year Obama rose to prominence and became president, the year Breaking Bad first hit telly and the year Coldplay released Viva la Vida (The one with the violin...). But most importantly, 2008 was the year that Equipet Drogheda first opened its doors to the public and quickly became Louth's favourite place to... read more
  7. Travelling with your Pet: A Simple Guide

    Travelling with your Pet: A Simple Guide
    Travelling with your pet means that you can explore the world together, but it's very important to make sure your pet is safe and secure in the car and that he is enjoying himself! An improperly restrained dog is a huge liability in a collision and can cause serious injury to both him and passengers. Irish Law states; "No person... read more
  8. Equipet Coolock and Village Vets: Pet Fun Day June 9th 2018

      Have you taken your pet to the Vets recently? Do you know exactly what your dog needs in his diet? Has your pet got what it takes to be the next Urban Pup model? If you answered no to any of those questions, now is the perfect excuse to finally say yes and come and visit Equipet Coolock and... read more
  9. 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
  10. 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

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