Can and Should Cats Swim? Yes and Yes!

Pet safety: Cat at pool in Beverly Hills MI

If they really wanted to, cats would run the world. After all, they’ve already taken over the internet! Let’s face it, cats have their priorities straight. Who wouldn’t want to sleep 75% of the day, only to wake up for a shower, a meal, or a snuggle? 

All kidding aside, cats have some incredible adaptations that have allowed them to survive in some challenging environments. Despite having evolved in the desert, cats swim remarkably well. But should they?


Your Nutty Buddy: Can My Dog Eat Nuts?

Dog eating nuts

Dogs and peanut butter go hand. They love it and it is most pets owners’ go-to ingredient in filling a Kong toy or getting pets to swallow medicine. But many wonder what kinds of nuts they can safely give their dogs. Nuts can be a protein packed nutritious snack for us, and sometimes, in moderation, for our four-legged friends. 

If your dog is nuts about nuts, you may ask, can my dog eat nuts? You’re in luck! The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to give you the lowdown on nuts that are safe and those that can cause harm. 


Fun Winter Activities to Keep Your Pet Moving

The long winter months are great for staying cozy and eating our fair share of food during the holidays. When it comes to our pets, though, this season is sometimes prohibitive to them getting the exercise they need to stay healthy and happy. 

During inclement weather, it is hard to get outside with our pets. Couple this with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and it’s easy to let those daily playtimes fall to the wayside.

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates believes daily exercise is vital to your fur friend’s well-being. Here are some recommended fun activities to keep your pet moving during the cold months.