Anal Sacs Can Really Bite You in the Butt

anal sacksDog owners are pretty comfortable looking at their dog’s rear end, picking up feces, and generally staying on top of the poop schedule. This level of acceptance goes with the territory of dog ownership. However, if there’s one thing that makes an owner scrunch up their nose and look away, it’s the anal sacs. Tough to talk about? Maybe. Hard to express the sacs at home? Absolutely.


All About Pet Dental Chews and Treats

pet dental needsMost of us love to give our pets treats on a regular basis. Who can resist those puppy dog eyes, not to mention our sweet cat purring in anticipation of a tasty treat? And, if giving them a dental treat is good for their teeth, even better. After all, it’s something they love and it’s healthy for them, right?

Well, it’s complicated. Many pet dental chews and treats are marketed to improve pets’ oral health, reduce plaque and tartar, and even take the place of regular cleanings and toothbrushings. But, good dental hygiene is more than just keeping your pet’s teeth shiny and white. Effective pet dental care preserves the quality of the teeth and gums and prevents periodontal disease, giving your pet a healthier and longer life.

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates decided to break down dental chews and treats, to find out if they are too good to be true.


When Disaster Strikes, Pet Safety Looms Large

When asked what we should prepare for, the founder of Boy Scouts of America, Robert Baden-Powell, declared, “Why, for any old thing.” Sure, he might not have been referring to the ability to deal with emergencies, but knowing what to do under pressure is an important life-saving skill.

The motto “be prepared” applies to everyone. Disaster (natural or man-made) can strike when we least expect it, which is why we can’t underscore enough the importance of pet safety. It should be priority number one every day of the year!