A Six-Foot Bubble: Puppy Socialization in the Age of Social Distancing

Whether you adopted a puppy before stay-at-home orders came through, or you made the decision shortly thereafter, we applaud you. Never before have puppy owners been able to spend so much time with their adoptees.

Despite having tons of fun together at home, you know you have a responsibility to introduce your puppy to the outside world. The problem with that is, of course, social distancing.

Your impressionable, curious, and eager puppy has a lot to learn, and with this special edition of puppy socialization, you can help them get there. 


Signs that Your Pets Get Along – Or Not…

Pet owners are among a select group of humans that think – no, believe – they know exactly what their pets are thinking at any given moment. Of course, they convey personal preferences through tell-tale behaviors, and use body language to show emotions. 

When it comes to interspecies friendships, it’s far less obvious. When pets get along, life at home is harmonious. It’s stressful when there is acrimony between cats and dogs, but there are ways you can help.

Best Friends Forever

Some pets are absolutely devoted to one another. They hardly ever bicker or compete for human attention. They snuggle, play, and generally co-exist in the most positive, happy-go-lucky way. These pets get along, of course, but it’s more than that – they are best friends for life.


Help! How Do I Stop My Cat From Scratching The Furniture?

You love your cat, but you don’t love those little razor blades on the end of each adorable paw. If you’re tired of shredded chairs, couches, and cushions, you’ve come to the right place. 

When it comes to scratching cats, we’ve pretty much seen it all here at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates. We’ve put together our time tested tricks to help you stop your cat from scratching your furniture (and preserve your sanity!).

The Need to Shred

It may feel like your cat is purposely ruining that antique chair you inherited that’s been in your family for generations, but we can assure you this is not the case. Scratching is an instinct shared by all felines, and they do it for a variety of reasons: