Helpful Tips on How and When to Socialize a Puppy

BeverlyHills_iStock_000021173698_Large (2)Puppies are often some of the friendliest, most curious animals around, so it is understandable why you might want to show your new puppy to the world. And, indeed it is essential to show puppies the world, too. Exposing puppies to new people, pets, and places, so that they grow into confident, well-adjusted adult dogs, is one of the most important things you can do as pet parent.

However, there are some risks associated with early socialization. Thankfully, these can be avoided if you understand the right time and approach. Continue…

Starting Off on the Right Paw: Good Care for Young Pets

BeverlyHills_iStock_000017597796_LargeWhen you bring home a new puppy or kitten (or any young pet), you are starting off with a blank slate. While it may seem that young healthy pets tend to be low maintenance from a health care standpoint, there are some finer points in the care for young pets that can make a real difference.

Keep reading to be sure that you get your furry family friend off to a great start.

Timeline of Care for Young Pets

Once you welcome a new pet of any age into your home, it is best to schedule a visit with us within a day or two. Continue…

On the Road Again… Tips for Traveling with Pets

Jack Russell dog out campingWith the kids out of school and longer days at hand, many families choose summertime for vacations and weekends in the outdoors. For those with pets, bringing along the car-ride-loving family dog (or the reluctant-to-travel cat) is an an attractive option. But, traveling with pets adds a different dynamic to road trips and hip destinations.

To keep your travel plans pet-inclusive, your friends at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates have compiled some tips to make your trip the tops.

Traveling with Pets to the Country

For many pet parents with canine kids, outdoor and rural destinations are a perfect fit. Being outside, whether camping, boating, lounging on the beach, or hiking the U.P., provides great opportunities for fresh air and exploration. Continue…