Expert Advice: How to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

It's important to remove a tick the proper way to avoid tick-borne illness in pets

You may not think of autumn or winter as tick season, but here in Beverly Hills, ticks never seem to be dormant for long. It only takes one warm day and they’re active, ready to bite you or your dog. Tick prevention is important of course, and so is knowing how to safely remove a tick. Below, we’ll share our best tips, as well as some tick removal myths to avoid.

The Tick Problem

We all know that tick bites are painful and uncomfortable. But did you know that ticks also transmit serious and debilitating disease to animals and people alike? The tick species in our area are all capable of transmitting disease, but they need to be attached for 24-48 hours to do so. This makes removing them quickly very important component of preventing tick borne diseases.


Focus on Fleas and Pets

Fleas and pets can affect your pet's health and your home health.What’s worse than listening to your dog scratching through all hours of the night? Listening to your dog scratching through all hours of the night and having a flea infestation in your home!

Fleas and pets are not for the faint of heart, but luckily Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has all the information that you need to be sure your pets don’t have this problem.

The Problems with Fleas

Fleas are small but troublesome creatures. Measuring only about 1-2 mm in length, these formidable little foes can reproduce quickly (one female can lay 50 eggs in a single day) and wreak havoc on us mammals. Continue…

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Lice in Pets

lice in petsIt may be that every parent’s worst nightmare is that dreaded phone call from school that a lice case has been identified in their child’s classroom. Just the word lice gives many of us the heebie-jeebies.

Did you know, though, that we see lice in pets as well? Before you start obsessively scratching your head, there are a few things you should know. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is your experts on lice in pets, as well as a multitude of other animal-related topics.