Pet Toxin Awareness: How to Safely Store Household Hazards

Keeping your best four-legged pal safe relies on awareness and education about potential pet toxins that are in the home and garage. Knowing what can harm your pet is only the first step – you also need to know how to safely store household hazards. 

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to give our readers an overview of storing toxins for the health and safety of our pet companions.

Pet Toxins in Our Midst

Most of us use a variety of chemicals in our daily lives and their toxicity potential is something we take for granted. Many household cleaners, insecticides, medications, and even the foods we eat can be perilous to our pups and cats. 

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Beat the Heat! Keeping Your Pet Cool Indoors

Pet safety: Dog staying cool

In the middle of the dog days of summer, when the hot, humid temperatures linger, it feels hot no matter where you go. It can even be hard to maintain the cool inside the home, particularly when the humidity rises or when the air conditioning isn’t working properly (or in an outage). Your pet may feel the misery, too, without some preventive measures to keep them from becoming hot.

Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates knows the struggle of the hot, hot summer, so we want to provide some tips on keeping your pet cool indoors. Let’s take a closer look!

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Beach-Ready Rover: Does My Dog Need Sunscreen? 

Dog and woman outside in Beverly Hills, MI

We all know that wearing sunscreen protects us from sunburn, skin cancer, sunspots, and more. But because our pets are covered in fur, many of us assume that they do not need sun protection. In fact, they do!

This time of year heralds plenty of outdoor fun, which includes spending time in the backyard, poolside, hiking, and other outdoor spots. The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to answer the question, “Does my dog need sunscreen?” 

Why Does a Dog Need Sunscreen?

Most pets require protection from the sun. Even heavy coated breeds need to be shaded from the UV and hot times of day.

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