The Magnolia State is a fantastic place for pets, but that also means pet insurance in Mississippi is a wise idea.
Mississippi is known for being a pet loving state. There is plenty to do and see with your pup, including walks, outdoor activities and even hotels.
You can’t talk about this state without mentioning the Mississippi River – the second largest in North America – and across its 2,340 miles of water, there are plenty of places to visit with your pet. Brickyards Trail consists of frozen waterfalls and historic ruins, all of which are dog-friendly. This area is also off the beaten track, so letting your dog off-leash is often permitted.
Kaposia Landing is another pet-friendly spot located along the river. A membership is required for this area, but it does provide you with an off-leash dog park and a picnic area.
State parks galore
With 24 state parks, Mississippi is a great place for you to explore with your dog. Most allow dogs (from Chihuahuas to German Shepherds), although definitely check before making the journey. Tombigbee State Park welcomes pets to explore the area. If you fancy tiring your pup out, take them along one of the many hikes. If you prefer a more chilled out stay, take yourself on a peaceful fishing trip on the lake. Dogs are also permitted to stay at this site, so no need to rush your visit.
Buccaneer state park, located 50 miles from New Orleans, is for those wishing to have a more active getaway. Although dogs must be leashed, they are still welcome. Take them along one of the nature trails or have a splash along the park’s beach.
Be wary of other furry friends, such as raccoons and squirrels, when venturing into state parks. Although these little guys look cute, they could potentially cause harm to your dog if bitten by one. So it’s always important to have your pup up to date on all their jabs just in case.
Beaches your pet will love
Mississippi’s Gulf Coast has something for everyone. Running through the cities of Biloxi, Gulfport and Ocean Springs, the beach is the perfect place to take your pup. Biloxi beach is usually very busy, especially in the warmer months, so if you want an area that’s a bit quieter, you could try Luke Mars in Ocean Springs. Leash laws are a little more relaxed here, so take advantage and give your pup a good run around.
If you're allowing your pup to go into the water, just be wary of things such as fishing hooks and other debris. Your pup could easily catch their paw on something, meaning a $1,000 vet bill could easily come your way if you don’t have insurance.
If you want to broaden your historical knowledge (and your dog’s) then head down to Vicksburg in Warren County. Their 1,800-acre military park enables you to learn about the site's battlefields, with 1,321 historical monuments to find along your travels. There are also restaurants and cafes that allow dogs, and even an off-leash dog park so your pup can let off some steam.
Pet insurance is quite affordable in Mississippi compared to a lot of states, with those living in Jackson paying around $35 a month. Due to the wildlife and sometimes unpredictable terrain, it’s always best to take out an insurance plan.
Why get pet insurance at all?
At Petted, we sincerely believe that pet insurance is a must for all pet parents, whether you live in New York, North Carolina or Nebraska. It doesn’t matter if you’re a city- or country-dweller, if you have a Bull Mastiff or a Burmese, your beloved pet is at risk from injury, illness and inherited conditions – and these things can cost a lot of money to fix.
If you don’t have a very large savings account then you run the risk of either getting into a ton of debt (we’re talking tens of thousands of dollars in some cases) or – and we hate to think about this – not being able to pay for your pet’s treatment and having to either give them up or, tragically, have them euthanized.
So, for the sake of a few dollars a month, please buy yourself some peace of mind and your pet a healthier, more secure future. To find the best pet insurance policy for where you live, click here. We'll fetch you the perfect quotes in less than a minute.
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