Antifreeze Poisoning in Pets

A black and white dog in heavy snow

This time of year brings cold weather, which brings a unique set of dangers to our pets. Understanding these wintertime hazards can help you to better protect your four-legged family. One frosty, but serious, danger during this season is antifreeze poisoning in pets. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates thinks that it is essential for pet owners to understand this deadly winter toxin so that they can avoid trouble.

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Bah Humbug: Why You Should Never Give a Pet as a Gift

A lab puppy wearing a bow.

People that have gone through the experience of raising a puppy or kitten know all too well that it’s not for everyone. The process takes a considerable amount of time, energy, money, and foresight to truly do it right. And while it’s 100% worth it, it’s really not something you can thrust on someone else. This holiday season, we’d like to promote alternatives to the concept of giving a pet as a gift.

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Are Indoor Plants Safe for Pets?

Close-up of an orange tabby cat sniffing a houseplant.

Accenting your home’s décor with houseplants is a wonderful way to bring the beauty of the outdoors in. Plus, plants provide clean air, a touch of brilliant green, and can be found in sizes to fit almost any space. 

But if you have pets—particularly the curious kind who love to sample the local “cuisine”—you’ll want to be mindful of the plants you pick and where you place them.

Before you head to the nearest hothouse, check out these pet safety tips from the experts at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates to help you be aware of plants that are poisonous to pets.

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