Pet Wellness During the Warmer Months

With summer right around the corner, many pet owners are concerned about keeping their pets safe when the temperature rises. Rising temperatures can result in a variety of different issues for pets. Pet nutrition, exercise, and hydration are all important factors of pet wellness. At Dogwood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort in Brandon, we are dedicated to providing the best care for your pets. Our veterinarians are here for you no matter what you need for routine veterinary care or emergency pet care.


When the weather is warm or hot, your pets will not be as active as they are in cold weather. Making sure they don’t gain weight is important. Provide them with a little less food than normal and be very careful to keep human foods away from them whenever possible. Many of the foods you enjoy around the BBQ are not good for your pets. Talk to our vets about how much of a difference in food intake is necessary to maintain your pet’s weight.


You should always have a bowl of water available for your pets year-round but in the warm months, it is even more important. Pets can become dehydrated very easily and quickly. Also, don’t shave your pets in the warm weather even if it is tempting, their coats keep them from overheating.


Pets need exercise year-round but in the warm weather, it is important to make sure you don’t take them for exercise during the hottest times of the day. Go out as early as possible or after the sun goes down. Beware of pavement and asphalt which can be very hot and burn their paw pads.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Talk to our vets about protecting your pet against flea and ticks. Warm weather means more chances of these pests affecting your pets and spreading the dangerous health conditions they bring.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Brandon, MS

If you are looking for a veterinarian in Brandon, Dogwood Animal Hospital & Pet Resort is a full-service veterinary practice. We are here to care for your pets throughout their entire life with routine exams, boarding, emergency care, and more. Call us today at (601) 992-9555 to schedule an appointment.