Forever Loved: Dealing with Pet Loss

BevHills_iStock_000020587514_LargeWhen we open our homes and hearts to pets, we are forever changed by their constant love, friendship, and presence. Because owning and caring for a pet is one of life’s greatest experiences, it can be difficult to accept that they don’t live as long as we do. Yet the day comes for every pet owner when it is time to say goodbye to a loyal, loving, four-legged friend.

Dealing with pet loss can be frightening, unnerving, confusing, and devastating. Every member of your family will face the loss in their own way, making a support network not only important but necessary.

Sudden or Lasting

It’s widely perceived that an owner of an aging or terminally ill pet has more time to prepare for an imminent passing – but that doesn’t mean they won’t be affected by grief. To be sure, it is shocking to have to say goodbye after a fatal accident or injury takes the life of a younger pet, but every owner feels the pain of pet loss. Continue…

Understanding and Treating Canine Aggression

Grumpy little dog in a colorful backgroundOne of the worst scenarios for dog owners is knowing their cherished pet is prone to biting or other forms of aggression. Canine aggression is cause for concern and can result in one of the thousands of dog bite incidents that occur each year. Untreated, canine aggression can pose serious risks to the dogs themselves and other animals and people.

Pets living with behavioral problems typically suffer from fear, anxiety, and issues stemming from early development (e.g., lack of training and socialization). To effectively treat canine aggression, it’s imperative to understand the root causes.

Triggers and Underlying Problems

Aggression comes in many forms, including snapping, biting, chronic barking, resource guarding, and physical attacks. Some dogs target only other dogs or animals, while others may fear children or strangers. Continue…

With A Swipe Of A Paw: 10 Best Apps For Pet Owners

Man and cat taking selfieThere is no denying that smartphones and tablets are a permanent fixture in today’s society. Because of this, more and more apps are being developed that cater to our real-life needs, including apps for pet owners (and even pets themselves!).

Your friends at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates are all for any type of technology that helps us to take better care for our furry friends! Check out our favorite apps for pet owners. Continue…