The MP Blog — dog health

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

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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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Dogs and Diarrhea: Everything You Need to Know

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Dogs and Diarrhea: Everything You Need to Know

Diarrhea in dogs can be caused by a number of reasons. In general, it’s caused by fecal matter moving faster through the intestine along with decreased absorption of water, nutrients, and electrolytes.

 

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      What You Need to Know: Diabetes in Dogs

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      What You Need to Know: Diabetes in Dogs

      It's estimated that 1 in every 300 dogs will be diagnosed with diabetes at some point in their life. With some education and commitment, diabetic dogs can lead fulfilling and happy lives, but treating diabetes of any kind requires a real commitment from the dog owner. We understand that treating a diabetic dog can be challenging and that treating these dogs can cause a lot of pain and suffering. Photo Credit: Getty Images   In a diabetic dog or cat, the cells of the pancreas produce little or no insulin, and there is an abnormal reaction to the insulin produced....

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