Is It Time to Go Camping With Your Pet?

The visions that pet owners may have about experiencing the great outdoors with their best furry friends don’t always match up with the reality. But, like anything else, the more you prepare for contingencies, the better off you’ll be. In other words, camping with your pet probably sounds like a great idea – and it certainly can be. 

Of course, being away from home, sleeping in the woods, and being exposed to the elements all have their own risks. We can help you get started and share tips on how to have a safe, enjoyable campout together.

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Leash Laws: How To Pick A Safe Dog Leash

If you’re looking for a place for your dog to roam free, there’s no shortage of dog parks, recognized off leash areas, and even your own backyard. But if you’re walking your dog, a safe dog leash is a necessity. 

Not only do leashes provide you with some control over your dog, they also keep him safe in unpredictable situations. You wouldn’t want him darting into traffic, chasing a squirrel and getting lost, or meeting another off leash dog. 

So a good leash is important, but where to start? Before you find yourself browsing online pet stores or walking the aisles of your nearest Big Box in overwhelm, check out our tips for choosing a safe dog leash. 

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Dog Nose Slits: The Secret of the Canine Superpower

We all know that dogs have many wonderful qualities, not the least of which is an incredible sense of smell. Scientists estimate that dogs can smell anywhere from 10,000-100,000 times better than humans. According to one expert, this is like being able to sniff out one rotten apple amongst 2 million barrels.

Dogs can process around 30,000-100,000 different odors in comparison to our measly 4,000-10,000, and the amount of brain power given over to scent is 40 times greater than that of humans. This gives dogs the ability to detect drugs, explosives, currency, illegally imported food and plant material, bedbugs, missing people, cancer, cadavers, low blood sugar, and so much more.

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a dog’s nose so special, the team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has the answer – dog nose slits!

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