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Pet Care

General pet care guidelines have changed in recent years to include wellness protocols that enhance health, improve vigor, and extend your pet’s life. And throughout the lifespan of any pet, needs change due to overall condition and immunity, exposure to risks, and lifestyle issues. Regular wellness care, including exams and vaccinations, are your pet’s best defense against health risks.

Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates focuses on the whole pet throughout the stages of life, from puppy or kitten, to adult pet, and through the senior years. We look to the protocols recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for the highest standard of pet care. Of course, each pet is unique, and we develop a care plan that is tailored to his or her specific needs.


Pet Care Basics Include Parasite Prevention

As our Michigan climate and geographic features encourage parasite infestations, we recommend preventive measures throughout the year for continuous support and ongoing health.

Heartworms
enter and destroy the heart through a single bite from a mosquito. The ultimate result of untreated heartworm disease is heart failure and death. Prompt detection and early treatment are vital to a successful cure.
Fleas
attaches to the skin and coat, taking over your home and the pet’s living environment. Fleas can also cause illness and allergies in pets, adding to their discomfort and complicating treatment.
Ticks
are found in almost any climate but most often in grassy, wooded, and damp areas. Ticks grab on and bite before dropping off. Some tick bites are harmless, but others transmit serious or fatal diseases such as anemia, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain Fever.

Our veterinarians do not recommend over-the-counter parasite preventives or treatments. We create a pet care plan that protects your companion from the risks associated with these dangerous parasites.

Check out WebMD Pets’ guides for dog and cat owners regarding flea and tick medications.

AAHA offers more information about External and Internal Parasites.


Microchips

Each year, thousands of pets go missing. Pet microchips safely and easily increase your pet’s chance of returning home safely.

Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country participate in this program to reunite pets with their families. We recommend every pet be microchipped. Ask us about microchipping your pet!


Addressing Pet Behavior Problems

Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple housetraining problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. Our professionals are well qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems in pets. We offer an approach combining skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training.

Changing a single behavior or set of behaviors is certainly a happy outcome. However, our ultimate goal is to help pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely, restoring the bond between animal companions and their families.

If troubling behavior is affecting your relationship with your pet, contact our hospital.