A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Influenza

Canine influenza is a serious risk to pet healthThe arrival of cooler weather also brings the arrival of another less enticing time of year – flu season. While you’re gearing up for sleet and snow, we want to remind dog owners about the dangers of canine influenza (also known as dog flu). Keep reading to learn more about how to protect your pet.

What is Canine Influenza?


Canine influenza is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection caused by two influenza strains: H3N2 and H3N8. The H3N2 virus caused a national uproar when it emerged on the scene in 2015. In fact, hundreds of dogs were affected in the Chicagoland area. Both strains were present in birds before mutating and infecting dogs.

Much like human flu, canine influenza is spread through coughing and sneezing and through contact with contaminated surfaces, such as food and water bowls or chew toys. The disease spreads rapidly in areas where dogs tend to congregate, such as dog parks, doggie daycares, grooming salons, and boarding kennels. Continue…

How to Make Your Dog’s Life Better

How do you make your dog's life better?Our dogs make us feel loved and treasured, just by being their happy-go-lucky, cuddly selves. There are many studies that show owning a dog boosts quality of life and happiness, but what have we done lately to help our dog feel fulfilled? This question is what the team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates set out to answer, and we’re eager to share what we found!

Tips to Make Your Dog’s Life Better

Although treats, walks, and snuggles probably top their list of things that make them happy, what do dogs really need? Since we all want to make our dog’s life better, here’s a list of things you can do to help your dog’s life better. Continue…