Tips to Calm an Anxious Pet Before Going to the Vet

A Dalmatian looks anxious behind the couch..

Most pets don’t really relish the idea of going for their annual wellness checkups or other veterinary visits. But these checkups are crucial for their ongoing health and well-being, and to catch any possible disease or illness in their early stages. If your pet gets anxious easily, he or she may run under the bed at the slightest jingle of the carrier door opening, or begin to tremble when you take them to the car. This can be upsetting for both owner and pet alike.

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to provide some simple solutions to calm anxious pets, so they can have a more relaxed veterinary visit.


Is It Time to Teach Your Pet Tricks?

A pet gives a woman a high five.

The animals we share our lives with bring so much to the proverbial table. They inspire us to exercise and socialize more, and their very nearness and companionship adds to our well-being. The fact that they can be trained to do certain things for us is like icing on the cake. We’re not just talking about training them to understand and demonstrate basic commands. Teaching your pet tricks is undoubtedly fun and entertaining, and can be useful to boot!


Who or What Do Cats Hate, and Why?

Beverly Hills MI Hateful Cat

People that don’t know or understand cats might easily jump to the conclusion that cats hate everything. Indeed, their species can be a bit confounding at times. While it’s simply not true that they have ire in their hearts for all manner of things, they do seem to dislike/loathe some fairly peculiar ones that occasionally defy human logic. Amazingly, knowing what your cat prefers or, more importantly, doesn’t prefer is one of the best ways to care for your fluffy friend.