Your Newly Adopted Pet: Now What?

A newly adopted pet needs veterinary care and lots of loveYou’ve found the perfect pet at your local shelter, rescue, reputable breeder – or maybe you’ve fallen in love with a friend’s kittens. It’s time to bring your new pet home, but now what? Maybe you’ve never had a pet before, or maybe you’ve always adopted older pets and now you have a new puppy or kitten – or vice versa.

Newly adopted pets are so exciting, fun, and rewarding. But, it’s also a big responsibility. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has some ideas for how to help your new pet become acclimated to your home, your family, and your life.

Before you bring your newly adopted pet home

Determine where your new pet will be spending most of his or her time. In the beginning, a smaller, safe, and secure space is important until your pet gets acclimated. Continue…

Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread? Laparoscopic Spay Is in the Running

The concept of laparoscopic surgery emerged at the turn of the 20th century, but it didn’t become the sought-after bandaid or keyhole surgery until well into the 1970s. Since then, this minimally invasive technique has become a household name, due in large part to its many advantages like minimized post-op pain, faster recovery time, and fewer possible infections.

A laparoscopic spay brings to your female dog the same relative comfort and safety that humans have adopted for decades. The best part? Less worry for our valued dog owners!


The Health of Your New Pet: Care, Safety, and Important Protocol

Get me out of here!Adopting a new pet is wonderful, but don’t forget about your new addition’s health and safety amidst all the excitement. Sure, you want to get to know one another and start having fun together, but you also have a responsibility to protect and care for your pet in all the right ways.

New to Us

If you’re a new client at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates, we welcome you with open arms. Giving your new pet a head start is an excellent plan for long-term health. We recommend scheduling your first wellness exam directly following the adoption process. We can address potty training, behavior, nutrition, and other important issues to help you care for your new puppy or kitten. Continue…