My Dog Got Sprayed by a Skunk!

Beverly Hills MI dog getting bath

There’s probably no recognizable scent out there that evokes a familiar and unpleasant reaction than that of a skunk.

We all recognize the smell and have a visceral reaction to it. Namely, to get away from the source, that black and white striped creature, the skunk.

If your dog has been sticking their nose in bushes and foliage in the yard, or suddenly disappears off trail, there may be a skunk around. Unfortunately, your dog may confirm that with a disconcerting odor that precedes them.

If your dog got sprayed by a skunk, there are some steps you can take to get rid of the order and make sure your pet isn’t injured, too. The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to help with a stinky situation.

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Does Your Dog Have Corn Chip Feet?

There are quite a few explanations behind why dogs smell so…doggish. They could have doggy breath stemming from dental disease, potent gas from unresolved intestinal issues, or perhaps allergies that cause their ears to get inflamed or infected.

These are all medical concerns that need to be addressed. But what about that funky smell coming from their lower extremities? Corn chip feet is a real phenomenon, and while it can be off putting, the causes and treatment of stinky paws are well-known.

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Help, My Cat Has Dry Skin! 

Beverly Hills MI cat with dry skin

Of all their prominent features, it is perhaps their fluffy, yet silky and soft fur coat that has us fawning over our cats the most. A cat’s fur coat is more than beautiful, however, it’s also a powerful indicator of general health and wellness.

If your cat has dry skin, however, it can make their coat appear dull, unkempt, or flaky, and can cause them serious distress.

Oh, No! The Itchies!

Nobody likes the feeling of itchy, dry skin and your cat is no exception. Of course, you’ll want to treat the symptoms, but what about getting to the root of the problem?

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