Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts

From Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you'll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You'll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.More from Creature Comforts »

Most Recent Episodes

Pet Allergies & Picking the Right Vet

We're having another pet show today. And we're talking about pet allergies and also picking the right veterinarian. What can you do if you or a family member becomes allergic to a pet? What questions should you ask the vet? What should the facility look like? What type of equipment should the vet have?

Pet Vaccines

It's time for another Pet Day on our show. We didn't get a chance to get into it last week, so we're talking about pet vaccines for National Immunization Awareness Month. What vaccines are required by law? How often should you get your pet re vaccinated? And what places are high risk for your pets to get diseases?

Mississippi Bears

We have a multi-purpose show for you today. We're going to get you ready for the MS Wildlife Extravaganza. We'll shed some light on the world of bears, and also talk about pet vaccines for National Immunization Awareness Month.

The Two-headed Snake

Today we'll put our focus on the two-headed snake at the Mississippi Science Museum in Jackson. How did the snake grow two heads? Is it male or female? How does it eat? Do you feed both heads or just one?

Tiny, Scary Ticks

We have your pets in my mind for today's show as we tackle the topic of ticks! How exactly are ticks harmful to us and our pets? What diseases do they carry? What is the best way to protect ourselves against tick bites? How should tick bites and other insect bites be treated? What other insects should we beware of in the summer?

Local Fish

We're swimming with the fish on today's show. How much do you really know about the fish at the museum? How do museums collect the fish they want? Which fish are the most popular? How do they make aquariums similar to natural environments?

New York Wants Our Dinosaurs

Today we'll talk about how New York has taken an interest in Mississippi's paleontology. We'll also talk about summer pet hazards you should be aware of. What insects should you be protecting your pets from this time of year? Are your pets safe around your pool? Are you leaving your pets in the car when you go to the store?


We have a busy show scheduled for today and the topic is bees! How many species of native bees do we have in Mississippi? What's the difference between honey bees and bumble bees? And have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper?

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