The MP Blog — dog 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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Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer

Posted by Chloe Sykes on
Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer

Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and unwind! But before we unwind, we need to make sure that our pets are taken care of. As pet parents, it's our responsibility to ensure the safety of our fur-babies this summer, and there are several issues we need to be aware of. Dehydration - With how hot things are shaping up, it's no wonder that July is Pet Hydration Awareness Month. A good rule of thumb is that pets need to drink an ounce of water for every pound of bodyweight each day. To help keep your pets hydrated give them...

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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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