Back To School: Helping Your Pet Cope With a New Routine

Puppy looking at math problem.

After a summer packed with fun, your pet probably thinks the party will keep going all year long. But with your furbaby’s human siblings heading off to school soon, there’s a big adjustment in store. Back-to-school season can be hard for pets. Here at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates, we have 4 tips to help ease separation anxiety in pets this fall.  


Essential Oils and Pet Poisoning

A cat sniffing an essential oil diffuser.

Essential oils have enjoyed widespread interest and popularity in recent years. And it’s no wonder—they have the potential to soothe a variety of ailments and they smell wonderful. However, for all their positive attributes, essential oils can result in a pet poisoning if absorbed through the skin or inhaled.


What Constitutes a Veterinary Emergency?

Cute border collie puppy with an emergency kit.

While no one wants to experience an emergency situation, it’s our duty as responsible pet owners to be prepared for the worst. Whether it’s another animal attack or you notice strange behavior in your pet, recognizing a veterinary emergency and knowing how to respond can make a big difference in the life of your companion.

Recognizing a Veterinary Emergency

Sometimes, pet owners make the dangerous mistake of assuming injuries aren’t serious because there are no visible symptoms or external bleeding. However, some health threats are invisible to the naked eye or symptoms don’t emerge until they become more severe.

You should treat any of the following situations as a veterinary emergency and contact us immediately: