Lonely or Just Alone? What to Know About Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

We all know that dogs are our best friends – after all, they are hard-wired to want to be with us all the time. And many of us would love to take them everywhere we go. Unfortunately, there are times when our dog pals can’t accompany us. Work, social functions, and other obligations sometimes dictate that we leave our dog home alone.

Leaving your dog home alone doesn’t a bad pet owner make. But there are some tips and tricks we can use to make this time spent alone more enriching for our dogs. Keep reading as Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates shares our best tips. 

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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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Bloat in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

bloat in petsTummy trouble in our canine pals isn’t an uncommon problem. After all, dogs are prone to eat just about anything too much and too fast, including sweaty socks or yesterday’s garbage! Because dogs are prone to gastrointestinal issues, it’s good for all dog owners to know the risks when it comes to your chowhound.

One very serious problem that occurs in dogs is bloat. Bloat is an emergency situation that causes a pet’s stomach to become very hard to the touch. So what exactly is bloat in dogs, and how can you reduce the risk? The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is here with answers.

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