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. 


What Are The Smartest Cat Breeds?

Various cat breeds sitting next to each other.

Isn’t every cat clever and cunning? It takes a certain intelligence to train humans to respond to an individual cat’s needs. They all do this in spades. Are there breeds of domesticated cats that are smarter than the average house kitty? The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here to help you find out:


The Truth About Cats and Milk

Cat next to bowl of milk.

The ancestors of today’s domestic felines likely enjoyed the fatty cream at the top of a farmer’s milking bucket—a great reward for keeping the barn free of rodents. These days, however, cow’s milk at the grocery store has little-to-no fat content. This doesn’t stop cat owners from offering it to their felines, but is it a good idea?