Covering All Your Bases: Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping your pet is super important.Even though most pet owners are familiar with microchipping, there are still those that choose not to use this harmless implant. Sometimes, all it takes is a quick conversation to assuage any doubts or concerns. For others, it takes a sudden scare of a missing or lost pet. Microchipping your pet doesn’t have to be a major milestone, and yet, this simple, straightforward procedure can make all the difference if you ever become separated from your furry loved one.

 

The Basics

 

Microchips are designed to work for 25 years. They’re about the size of a grain of rice and are made of inert materials. They do not require anesthesia to implant. Inserted with a large bore needle, microchips typically bond to an animal’s subcutaneous tissue within a day or so.

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DIY Don’ts: Natural Flea and Tick Treatments to Avoid

natural flea and tickFleas and ticks pose a serious risk to pets, and as spring ramps up, these ectoparasites are out and about in droves. Protecting your pet is a must, but many pet owners worry that the ingredients in traditional flea and tick preventive medications are harsh, or could pose a danger to their pets.

The temptation to experiment with natural flea and tick prevention methods can be high, especially with so much information available on the internet today. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to make sure you understand the risks involved with DIY flea and tick control, and what the safe and effective alternatives are.

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Rewarding Good Petiquette

petiquetteIt’s reasonable to set behavior expectations for your pet. However, while they want to please you, they also have to answer to their instincts. This may result in scratching, marking, barking, humping, escaping, and other behaviors you could live without. Luckily, there are some pretty easy ways to achieve good petiquette. A well-mannered pet is right around the corner!

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