What to Know About Cat Allergens and How to Prevent Them

pet cat itching itself outside.

Chances are you know someone who is allergic to cats—but did you know that cats can have allergies too? Allergies happen when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance and produces antibodies to attack an allergen. Unfortunately, sometimes this response can be harmful. 


Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Sneezing!

Beverly Hills, MI dog sneezing from allergies.

It’s spring, and pollen fills the air. You sneeze, your dog sneezes, we all sneeze. It’s summer and the wafting smoke from the neighbor’s barbecue floats by. We sneeze again. Every season brings its own crop of allergens that cause sneezing. We sneeze because allergens are irritants that get into our noses. Our bodies want to expel the irritants.


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!