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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Renting to Pet Owners: Is it Worth it?

Finding the perfect tenant for your rental property isn’t easy. Over 50% of Americans own one or more pets, meaning that property owners must decide on a pet policy. Although most pets don’t cause significant problems or damage to property, it only takes one bad experience to give pet owner tenants a bad reputation.

Are you trying to decide whether renting to pet owners is a good idea? The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates knows a thing or two about pets and their owners. Let us help you!

Renting to Pet Owners

There are plenty of reasons why renting to pet owners may be in your favor. For starters, allowing pets in your rental property significantly increases the pool of available applicants. Well-trained and well-groomed pets generally have owners who care about their personal environment and maintain their living space. A responsible pet owner also tends to stay home more often, which contributes to increased security in the neighborhood.

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