The MP Blog — cat health

Keep Pets Safe In Cold Weather

Posted by Chloe Sykes on
Keep Pets Safe In Cold Weather

We're halfway through November, and with winter on the horizon, we know that the temperature will drop, and rain and snow will fall. Just like humans, pets aren't too fond of the cold. They'll snuggle up beside you on the couch and avoid time outside. Even though cats and dogs have fur, it doesn't mean they can't get frostbite or hypothermia. Even thick-coated breeds such as huskies shouldn't be left outside for long periods of time. Help your pets survive the winter with these cold-weather tips. Take your pet to the vet for their annual exam. Pets with diabetes, heart disease,...

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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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