A Year In Review: Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2019

As we close out another year, we can’t help but smile a little bit to ourselves. We have so much to be thankful for, but it’s the continued relationships with pet owners that keep us going strong. 

Without our community of dedicated, responsible animal lovers our jobs wouldn’t be nearly as fun or meaningful. To pay our gratitude forward, we aim to add value to our pet care blogs. Each week, we take stock of what might face owners of cats and dogs, and attempt to address associated questions and concerns.


A Home For the Holidays: What To Know About Holiday Pet Adoption

There’s no greater gift that a shelter pet can receive than a loving home. And a new bundle of joy is an exciting experience to have over the holidays. However, holiday pet adoption should also be entered into thoughtfully, especially since holiday excitement and emotion can enter into holiday pet adoption decisions. 

Keep reading for some things to think about when it comes to holiday pet adoption, from your friends at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates

The Basics Of Pet Adoption

All in all, holiday pet adoption should not be that dissimilar to pet adoption at any time of the year. In every case, there are several things to think about before committing to a pet. 


Are Hairballs in Cats Normal?

Did you know that birds of prey actually regurgitate parts of previous meals that they can’t properly digest? These pellets, or castings, are formed 6-10 hours after a meal in the gizzard. Dissected pellets may reveal bones, fur, feathers, claws, teeth, bills, insect exoskeletons, and even plant matter.

Perhaps not surprisingly, cat hairballs serve a similar purpose. Sure, they can be unsettling to watch come up, and gross to step on with bare feet, but cat hairballs are a common feline behavior.