Friday, April 4, 2014

Helping dogs avoid injury outdoors

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications
JACKSON – The mild spring weather brings people and pets out to play. But encounters with other dogs, wildlife and moving vehicles often hurt dogs that spend time outdoors.
Supervision is the best way to help Fido avoid trouble, said Dr. Christine Calder, a veterinary resident with a focus in behavior at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
“A dog should be either on a leash or under direct voice control at all times in an unfenced yard or public area,” Calder said. “If a dog chases cars, people, bikes, skateboards, other dogs and cats, or is aggressive toward other people or dogs, it is even more important to have the dog on a leash.”  Read More...