Ask a Vet: Are Dog Parks Safe?

These days, it seems that nearly every community has a dog park (or three), and for good reason! They offer the opportunity for dogs to enjoy freedom, exercise, and socialization, and they give owners a chance to kick back while their pups have some fun. What could be better?

However, before you and your furry best friend head out for some off-leash fun, it’s important to be aware of the dangers your pet may encounter. Making the most out of your dog park experience means understanding the risks and taking the proper precautions ahead of time.

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Ticking Time Bomb: A 36-48 Hour Window Justifies Parasite Prevention

There are few moments worse than finding a tick on yourself or someone you love. Of course, we quickly jump to frightening conclusions of tick-borne illness, and for good reason. Incidents of Lyme disease are rising, and can have disastrous implications for pets and people alike.  

All this is to say, your pet’s parasite prevention must remain a high priority as we approach spring and summer.

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New Year, New Resolutions for Pet Owners

Resolutions for pet owners can benefit your pet!

With a new year upon us, it’s natural for our thoughts to turn toward ways we can improve our lives. Becoming the best pet owner we can be may not be the most obvious choice for a New Year’s resolution, but even small improvements can have a profound impact on both you and your pet.

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has some simple ideas for New Year’s resolutions for pet owners that are sure to please your four-legged best friend.

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