The MP Blog — cat health

How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet?

Posted by Chloe Sykes on
How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet?

We all want to be great pet paw-rents. We feed our fur-babies the best food, provide them with safe and comfortable homes, encourage daily physical activity, and take them to the groomers. Another thing a good parent does: take pets to the veterinarian. Yes, you take them during emergencies but do you also take them for regular checkups? While you may not have an old or ill cat, you should still take them for routine appointments. Continue reading for how often to take your cats to the vet. Kittens If you've adopted a young kitten, make sure to schedule an...

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Spring Cleaning is for the Dogs (&cats)

Posted by Lindsey Testerman on
Spring Cleaning is for the Dogs (&cats)
We all get that spring itch to start cleaning up the house, purging the junk we no longer need and just freshening up the areas we spend time in. So, what does this Spring cleaning mean for our furry roommates? While Fluffy isn’t going to help you scrub and mop, their areas and daily essentials are in need of a good freshening just as much as your garage is.
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Pet First Aid Awareness

Posted by Lindsey Testerman on
Pet First Aid Awareness
April is National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month and the perfect time to talk about your knowledge on common pet injuries. 
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1,400 Deaths Linked To Seresto Flea Collar

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
1,400 Deaths Linked To Seresto Flea Collar
The popular flea and tick collar, Bayer’s Seresto collar, has now been linked to over 1,400 deaths in both dogs and cats. Dog owner, Rhona Bomwell, purchased a Seresto collar for their 9-year-old Papillion for the first time. The next day, Pierre the Pappillion had a seizure and collapsed while his mom was making dinner.
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Are Your Pets Gaining Weight?

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
Are Your Pets Gaining Weight?

You know it's true, most of us have put on a few pounds during quarantine from the lack of moving around. But it's not just us...our pets may have gained a few pounds too! Wakefield Research for Banfield Pet Hospital did a study of 1,000 pets and 33% of owners have reported that their pets have "beefed up" a little when surveyed in May. 25% reported they gained a little weight, with 8% reporting that their pets "gained a lot of weight". It's not just from lack of movement but 40% of the owners reported they are feeding their pets more snacks. This...

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