The MP Blog — cats

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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Keeping Pets Safe Throughout The Holiday Season

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
Keeping Pets Safe Throughout The Holiday Season

While a few people intend to adjust how they commend the special seasons during the pandemic, many want to proceed with customs and keep a feeling of regularity. Indeed, even with festivities changed, many still present dangers for family pets.  Photo Credit: Unknown Dr. John Buchweitz, top of the toxicology department of Michigan State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, or (VDL), sees the negative results of pets being presented to substances that cause injury, sickness, or to top it all off, death. Buchweitz says that these occasions will in general increment during the special seasons. “Pet owners should keep in mind...

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Pet Fire Safety 101

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
Pet Fire Safety 101

One of the scariest things a pet owner can go through is trying to save your pets in a house fire. Panic ensues! How can you plan for that? With over 500,000 pets affected by fires and 40,000 killed by them annually, it's imperative to be prepared. Here are some safety tips to remember in times of emergency. Photo Credit: @luna_vonjakoba     1. Know all your pet's hiding spots. This especially goes for cats that like to make themselves disappear in every nook and cranny. Knowing all their usual spots makes it easier to find them and get them...

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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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