Is It Time to Go Camping With Your Pet?

The visions that pet owners may have about experiencing the great outdoors with their best furry friends don’t always match up with the reality. But, like anything else, the more you prepare for contingencies, the better off you’ll be. In other words, camping with your pet probably sounds like a great idea – and it certainly can be. 

Of course, being away from home, sleeping in the woods, and being exposed to the elements all have their own risks. We can help you get started and share tips on how to have a safe, enjoyable campout together.

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Dog Nose Slits: The Secret of the Canine Superpower

We all know that dogs have many wonderful qualities, not the least of which is an incredible sense of smell. Scientists estimate that dogs can smell anywhere from 10,000-100,000 times better than humans. According to one expert, this is like being able to sniff out one rotten apple amongst 2 million barrels.

Dogs can process around 30,000-100,000 different odors in comparison to our measly 4,000-10,000, and the amount of brain power given over to scent is 40 times greater than that of humans. This gives dogs the ability to detect drugs, explosives, currency, illegally imported food and plant material, bedbugs, missing people, cancer, cadavers, low blood sugar, and so much more.

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a dog’s nose so special, the team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has the answer – dog nose slits!

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Dog Toy Safety: Are Indestructible and Stuffed Toys Safe?

For most dogs, toys are not a luxury – they are a necessity. Toys help fight boredom, provide a mental and physical outlet for energy, and keep dogs comforted in new and unfamiliar situations.

Balls, rope toys, and chew toys are popular choices, but many dogs will play with absolutely anything they can get their paws on, including clothing and other non-toy items. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to shed some light on dog toy safety and give you some tips about how to tell if toys are safe for your best friend.

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