You are here

Pets

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

News

A golden retriever lies on the grass.
July 6, 2022

RAYMOND, Miss. -- When temperatures rise, it’s not just humans who need to take precautions. Heat stress is just as serious and life threatening for pets as it is for humans. While both dogs and cats can get too hot, dogs are more susceptible to overheating, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Fireworks explode in a night sky
If your dogs are stressed by the loud noises that accompany fireworks, there are a few things you can do to help ease their anxiety and keep them safe. Photo by Can Stock Photo Inc./ganchclub
July 1, 2022

We celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, and I dread holidays that include fireworks celebrations. The noises that accompany those light-filled sky displays absolutely terrify my dogs. However, there are a few things you can do to ease your pets’ fear and keep them safe.

A dog lies on the grass in the shade.
Heat stress in dogs is just as serious and life-threatening as it is for humans. It is important to take steps to keep them cool outdoors during high temperatures and know the signs of heat stress. File photo by MSU Extension Service/Susan Collins-Smith
July 23, 2021

Heat stress in dogs is just as serious and life-threatening as it is for humans. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), high temperatures can be dangerous for your dogs, even when it doesn’t seem that hot to you. So, I take steps to help make sure my dogs can stay cool when they are outdoors.

Select Your County Office