EQUIPET BLOG

  • Jan 17House Breaking a New Puppy.

    Posted By Aidan Carney

    Happy belated New Year Pet-Pals! We’re already halfway through January and it only seems to be getting colder! With the New Year comes new opportunities, new choices and new friends! In regards to the latter, many of you may have received a new furry family member (with teeny-tiny paws!), either for Christmas or as a personal undertaking. Well fear not! We’ve been working hard with our dedicated dog expert to bring you a quick guide on how to ‘house break’ a new puppy! Without further ado, let’s jump right in!   Why Listen to us?   There are a million-and-one guides on the internet on how to house train a new puppy. Some of them are wrong, some of them are right and some of them are plain silly! Our dog expert Shona has been working in Equipet for nigh on 7 years and has been a loving dog owner for even longer. She has a veritable wealth of information on the subject; not only from her own experiences but from the many training sessions she has attended while workin ... Read More

  • Dec 07The Equipet Christmas Gift Guide!

    Posted By Aidan Carney

    Michael Bublé is on the radio, your neighbor's decorations are up and visible from the International Space Station in orbit over Earth and your kids have gone stark raving mad for Elves on Shelves; 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 love us the most; our pets! It is with great pride and Christmas cheer that we invite you to our store, both online and off to see our brand-new Christmas ranges for your pets! Without further ado, let’s jingle-jump in and see if you can find the perfect gift for your pet this year!   Pedigree Dog and Whiskas Cat Stockings:   A classic Christmas gift returns to our shelves this year for both cats and dogs! The Pedigree and Whiskas stockings are the ideal Christmas gift for any cat or dog, especially as a literal stocking to hang from your mantlepiece on Christmas Eve! The Pedigree stocking contains multiple trea ... Read More

  • Nov 15Winter Visibility and Safety: Walking Your Dog

    Posted By Aidan Carney

      It's Winter and I’m sure we’ve all noticed by now that the evenings are getting darker, especially those of us who work nine to five, are in college or in school. At 5:30 p.m it might as well be the middle of the night! This can make walking your dog even more of a challenge than it may already be, considering the low visibility conditions that the Winter can bring. With that in mind; we’ve consulted with our sales assistants to bring you 8 tips to make sure you’re safe and seen when walking your dog during these cold Winter evenings. Let’s jump right in!   Tip 1: Don’t stray off the beaten path.   While you may be thinking that the shorter evenings are no match for your dog walking prowess, it may be in your best interests to stick to a route you know, especially if it is well lit. If you live in the country this may be a problem but we have other tips that can help you keep safe! In any case, we advise that you don’t stray off your regular route, always ... Read More

  • Nov 01Cat Health: Caring for our Feline Friends

    Posted By Aidan Carney

    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. Let's begin!   Fleas, Ticks and Worms:   Just like in dogs and other small animals, cats can also contract fleas, ticks and worms. cats can even contract worms from the fleas in their own coats, simply by eating them. In this regard, it is extremely important to protect your cat from fleas and ticks. Beaphar offer an excellent series of cat flea removers, tick removers and wormers. By taking care of your cat's fleas, ticks and worms, you are also protecting your home and family from them as well! We recommend that you check your cats coat regularly for any sign of fleas and ticks and, if possible, examine their stools to make sure there are no worms presen ... Read More

  • Oct 24Keep your pet safe this Halloween

    Posted By Anne Clarke

    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 ways to relieve this stress.   Prevention and Preparation There are some things you can do in the run-up to Halloween that will help alleviate the stress your pet experiences on Halloween night. Homeopet Anxiety TFLN is a 100% natural product that can be used in the lead up to Halloween and is suitable for all types of animals who are displaying symptoms of anxiety.   In the approach to Halloween, praise your pet for positive responses to fireworks and other loud noises. This will work as a reward for dogs with newly acquired sensitivities to firework noise or as a comfort to dogs with a more serious fear.   Keep your pets in at Hall ... Read More

  • Oct 18Dog Health: Fleas, Worms and Dog Shampoos

    Posted By Aidan Carney

    Over the course of your dog’s life, his 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 stock a wide range of vitamins, supplements, wormers, minerals and dog hygiene tools that will help keep your canine companion in top form! Without further ado, let’s go through some of those Dog Health products now!   Dog Flea Removal:   Removing fleas is an important part of owning and caring for a dog and his health. With Winter approaching, many of you may be thinking that fleas and ticks will be dying off because of the cold weather, when in fact the opposite is true! While the fleas and ticks will die, the warmth of your home is the perfect nesting ground for their eggs and offspring, lying in wait until the heating turns on and then infestin ... Read More

  • Oct 11Experiences From Owning a Rabbit

    Posted By Aidan Carney

      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 myself 'I really hope he's still there...', having picked him out from 4 potential candidates during the week. Eventually we did arrive at the M1 Retail Park (myself and my partner) and we entered the Drogheda store and headed straight for the rabbit pens. He was indeed still there; this tiny fluffy ball of white and grey. Even when he was that small he had a little grey mohawk that flopped between his ears when he hopped around. Aimee, the manager at Drogheda, came straight over to us and went through all of the necessary details about owning a rabbit; telling us about the cage, the food, the hay (rabbits primarily eat hay), the water and the treats he would n ... Read More

  • Sep 28Dog Treats: All You Need To Know

    Posted By Aidan Carney

    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

  • Sep 27Cara Rescue Dogs Appeal for Help

    Posted By Anne Clarke

        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.     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 Co Kildare. All 10 now safe in our care but the pressure we are under is colossal both financial(ly) and physically. Does anyone have any information about these pups, if so please contact us on 0860594375 in confidence."     Some of the pups that were abandoned and rescued by Cara Rescue Dogs     Cara have also appealed out for help with the vet bills  "If anyone can help our vet bill please PayPal caradogs@hotmail.com or text cara to 50300 If you'd like to become a cara foster please email us for a foster application form. We are just so exhausted folks... our hear ... Read More

  • Sep 13International Helmet Awareness Day 2017

    Posted By Anne Clarke

    Equipet are proud to once again support International Helmet Awareness Day, which takes place on September 16 & 17th this year. &nbsp &nbsp 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 to enable riders to become further educated on the importance of wearing a helmet. &nbsp Why should you wear a riding helmet? &nbsp A leading neurosurgeon from Vanderbilt University claims horseback riding is the number one cause of head injuries above any other sport. For that reason, all riders should wear a riding helmet whenever they partake in equestrian activities. A recent survey conducted by Riders4Helmets showed that one of the main reasons that riders aren’t wearing a helmet when riding is that they think they are so experienced that they don’t need a helmet. Experienced ... Read More

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