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  1. Halloween: Protecting our Animal Companions

    Halloween: Protecting our Animal Companions
    Crimson is the moon that hangs low in the sky. Black are the leaves which fall in the rising wind. Green is the froth that boils over in the Witch’s pot. Halloween is upon us, once again. Halloween is normally a fun and exciting time of year. Though for pets, it can be very frightening, least we not forget about... read more
  2. The Equipet Event Guide - April/May

      Welcome, Pet-pals, to the new Equipet Event Guide! It’s hard to believe that it’s already April, and what a fun April we have in store for you all! With so much going on, it’s easy to see why the year is going as fast as it is: an ID Tag special offer, Cat and Dog worming, our support of... read more
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. Dog Health: Fleas, Worms and Dog Shampoos

    Dog Health: Fleas, Worms and Dog Shampoos
    Over the course of your dog’s life, their body is going to be put under stress, become injured, be subjected to diseases and illnesses, and go through the same wear and tear that us humans go through. Though just like in us humans; supplements and vitamins exist to help your dog stay healthy, happy and strong! Here in Equipet, we... read more
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Six frequently asked questions about dog toys

    Six 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 six 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  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. 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
  19. 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
  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. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Travelling with your pet

    Travelling with your pet
      If like us, your pet is part of the family it is only natural that you will want to take them on holidays with you. You can eliminate unnecessary stress for you and your pet by researching your travel options prior to your holiday. Before your trip Ensure your pet is in good health by taking the time to... read more
  26. Family Fun Day - Equipet Coolock

    Visit our Coolock Store Locator Page for Directions. Family Fun Day   read more
  27. 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. Halloween: Protecting our Animal Companions

    Halloween: Protecting our Animal Companions
    Crimson is the moon that hangs low in the sky. Black are the leaves which fall in the rising wind. Green is the froth that boils over in the Witch’s pot. Halloween is upon us, once again. Halloween is normally a fun and exciting time of year. Though for pets, it can be very frightening, least we not forget about... read more
  2. The Equipet Event Guide - April/May

      Welcome, Pet-pals, to the new Equipet Event Guide! It’s hard to believe that it’s already April, and what a fun April we have in store for you all! With so much going on, it’s easy to see why the year is going as fast as it is: an ID Tag special offer, Cat and Dog worming, our support of... read more
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. Dog Health: Fleas, Worms and Dog Shampoos

    Dog Health: Fleas, Worms and Dog Shampoos
    Over the course of your dog’s life, their body is going to be put under stress, become injured, be subjected to diseases and illnesses, and go through the same wear and tear that us humans go through. Though just like in us humans; supplements and vitamins exist to help your dog stay healthy, happy and strong! Here in Equipet, we... read more

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