A Few of Your Favorite Things: Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates’ Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we have the chance to take some quiet time to reflect back on the events and special moments that made up this past year. At Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates, it has been a year of learning, laughter, some tears, and so much gratitude for sharing all these moments with our patients and their families.

One thing we take to heart each year is learning and growing, and we love to share what we hope is relevant, interesting and fun pet care information on our blog. If there is a topic that you’d like to learn about in 2018, please share it with us and we’d be happy to help.

Here we review our Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2017… Enjoy!

Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates’ Top 10 Blogs of 2017

  1. What You Should Know About Paw Pad Care – Caring for your pet’s feet is a year-round affair, but seasonal extremes definitely create opportunities for extra attention. Whether it’s hot asphalt in the summer or the painfully drying effects of winter ice melt, your pet’s paws deserve full protection. To that end, we offer these supportive tips in paw pad care in the hopes that your pet will continue to be happy and frolicsome in 2017. Read More…
  2. Highs and Lows: What are the Effects of Catnip? – It’s well known that catnip is a type of feline intoxicant with few rivals. Collectively, cat lovers recognize the plant’s potency and use it in various ways. Most cats willingly accept catnip as an antidote to boredom or inactivity – or as a way to intensify already hilarious feline antics. But not all cats feel the effects of catnip. Read More…
  3. Cat Aversion? Never, for Self-Professed Cat People – Pop culture is infamous for negatively portraying cats. Consider the Cheshire Cat, Azrael from the Smurf’s, Tom (without Jerry, of course),  M.A.D. Cat (aka Furball from Inspector Gadget), Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers, and the Siamese Cats from Lady and the Tramp. While fictional, they contrast sharply with the canines featured in the Lassie and Benji franchises, the Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Air Buddies, Bolt, and many, many more. Read More…
  4. Wildlife in the City: What to Do if You Find a Wild Animal – As cities have grown and expanded over the years, many wild species have learned not only how to survive, but also how to thrive in urban areas. From skunks to coyotes, wildlife can be found in some of the biggest cities in the country. Read More…
  5. Stopping Stress in Cats – You may have to fight the urge to laugh when the words “stress” and “cat” are used in the same sentence. What could our feline friends possibly have to worry about? They have warm beds, an abundance of toys, and limitless food at their beck and call. Read More…
  6. Canned Versus Dry Pet Food – Choosing a food for your pet can be difficult. There are many brands, styles, varieties, and opinions out there when it comes to nutrition for our four-legged friends. The number of options can be mind-boggling. Read More…dog water safety
  7. A Long And Happy Life: The Principles Of Pet Longevity – The human lifespan has increased significantly over the past century. Thanks to significant progress in medicine it may continue to increase even further!. Our pets have also enjoyed an increase in their overall life expectancy, although not quite as dramatically as humans. Read More…
  8. Your Guide to the World’s Smartest Dog Breeds – We all like to think of ourselves as intelligent, and we are probably correct! Humans express their individual types of intelligence in many different forms; some of us are more analytical, some of us more creative, some have high social IQs, and for some, music, art, or athletics come naturally. Read More…
  9. Breed All About It: Common Dog Breed Problems to Know About – Dog lovers typically have one or two breeds that they are just a little bit partial to, but that doesn’t mean those special varieties of canine are without fault. Read More…
  10. Leptospirosis: An Emerging Problem for Pet Owners – Leptospirosis (“lepto”) has been diagnosed in pets for several decades, but recently, it’s begun to show up across the United States in higher numbers. Although the illness is most often associated with warm, rainy regions, outbreaks have occurred in cities such as Phoenix, New York City, and Denver. Read More…

dehydration in petsFrom our family to yours, we wish you a happy and joyous new year and we look forward to seeing you and your pet family soon!