The MP Blog — dogs

Easy DIY Dog Costumes

Posted by Chloe Sykes on
Easy DIY Dog Costumes

When it comes to Halloween, we love showing off our pups in cute costumes. Dressing ourselves up is nice and all, but dressing up our dogs is EXTRA cute! There's just something about them that brightens our days. If you prefer to hone those crafting skills, check out these easy DIY costumes. Beanie Baby Photo Credit: Brit+Co For a bit of nostalgia---and possibly the EASIEST costume on this list---turn your pet into a Beanie Baby. Grandma Photo Credit: @maya_on_the_move All you need to turn your pup into a grandma is a scarf to wrap around their head and fake glasses....

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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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How Do Deaf Dogs Learn Sign Language?

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
How Do Deaf Dogs Learn Sign Language?

About 5-10% of dogs are born deaf in America every year. Many dogs can also become deaf later on in life from old age and other diseases. When dogs are born deaf, they never actually know that they're deaf! Yet these dogs have proven to be so intelligent and have an urge to learn. Deaf dogs are often taught hand signals, like sign language, in order to do things like sit, down, stay, come and much more! But HOW exactly do they learn this? Well, it's much like how hearing dogs are taught to respond to voice commands.  Photo Credit:...

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