I Found A Baby Wild Animal… Now What? 

The first warm days, buds on the trees, and crocuses pushing up through the dirt are cause for celebration after a long Midwestern winter. While we may be opening up the windows, cleaning out the garage, or firing up the grill, many species of local wildlife herald the arrival of spring by, well, procreating. 

Baby animals are pretty much all over the place this time of year, and it’s not uncommon to see one unaccompanied by its mother. Do you know what to do if you find a baby wild animal?

Small, but Wild

Every year, baby wildlife are scooped up by well meaning citizens who are understandably concerned for their welfare. Unfortunately, in the vast majority of cases these attempts to “rescue” a baby wild animal does more harm than good.

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Cat Scratch Fever: Myth or Not? 

While the term cat scratch fever may evoke images of Ted Nugent (c’mon, we know you sang it!), it’s an actual condition that can have some pretty serious implications for people!

Cat Scratch Fever is just as much a real disease as it is a late 70s rock icon, and while Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates can’t help with the radio version, we can help keep your family safe from the zoonotic disease.

The Science Behind Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever, more properly termed Cat-Scratch Disease (CSD), is a bacterial infection. It is considered a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted between animals and people. 

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Is There Such A Thing As Too Many Pets? 

Pets are family. Studies show that at least 70% of us agree with that statement. Many of us would love to have as many pets as we can, saving them from a life in the shelter. It’s easy to remember that special moment when you met the furry love of your life, and it can be hard to say no when you’re an animal lover. 

But is there a limit to how many pets a person can care for? Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates explores the line between garden variety pet owners, benevolent rescuer, and out of control animal accumulators. 

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