When It Comes to Pet Fire Safety, Every Precaution Is Worth It

A man in a fire helmet holds a dog

Considering that pets are responsible for over 1,000 house fires each year in America, it’s important for pet owners to acknowledge the risks at home. But what about dangerous wildfires that are known to tear through and level entire communities?

Both threats are very real to pets and their people. The more we know about pet fire safety, the better the chances our pets will survive an encounter with fire.

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Spotlight on Dog Behavior: Why Do Dogs Chase Their Own Tails?

A dog chases his tail

In the human world, we “chase our tails” when we rush around ineffectually – be it physically or mentally. And, really, who can’t relate to that every once in a while? Dogs definitely can, but for many of our canine friends, the idea of chasing their tails is rooted in reality rather than metaphor. Why do they do this? Is there anything to be done about this mysterious (and yet universal) dog behavior? 

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Reverse Sneezing: Is My Dog OK?

If you’ve ever witnessed a dog experiencing reverse sneezing, you were probably startled, confused, and alarmed the first time you saw it happen. The unpleasant honking, wheezing, and snorting associated with reverse sneezing can be so disconcerting that some pet owners have rushed their dogs to the emergency hospital because of it.

Fortunately, reverse sneezing is rarely a cause for concern. Because it’s hard not to worry about our sweet pets, the team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to make sure our readers understand what reverse sneezing is, how to help, and when to be worried.

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