Aging with Grace: Advice for Caring for a Senior Pet

Senior pets are awesome!Some things get even better with age, and pets are no exception. An aging pet is like a good friend- he knows and loves you and all your quirks, for better or worse. Likely, the feeling is mutual.

If you are wondering how you can do your best when it comes to caring for a senior pet, look no further. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has all the best information about how to do your faithful friend justice in their golden years.

A Little Thought Goes a Long Way

Aging pets experience some very special challenges and needs. Thinking about these when caring for a senior pet can help them to live a more comfortable and happy existence. Continue…

Important Pet Winter Safety Tips

Old Chocolate lab dogGaloshes? Check. Coat and scarf? Check. Flu shot? Check. For people, winter readiness is a part of life, but do we as pet owners also consider all the important factors that go into pet winter safety?

To help your bestie stay safe and comfortable despite the ice, wind, and cold, Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has compiled some of our top tips for pet winter safety.

Our Senior Pet Friends

Before we get started, we want to remind senior pet owners about some potential problems. Many aging pets struggle with arthritis or other joint conditions, making this time of year even more difficult. Daily exercise needs may also be put on hold during the cold season (especially over the holidays), resulting in unhealthy weight gain.

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Senior Pet Health and Wellness

BeverlyHills_iStock_000050862996_LargeThere will come a time in nearly every pet’s life when age begins to compromise certain aspects of health and energy. You may start to notice that your pet is sleeping a bit more or has lost interest in those long walks he once held so dearly. Or, perhaps your senior pet has just been diagnosed with arthritis, a condition common to older pets.

No matter what the signs happen to be, your once vibrant cat or dog, so full of youthful vim and vigor, has started to get older. You may wonder if there is anything that can be done to bring back some of the health and energy of the younger years. And, the good news is yes, there are some ways to make your pet’s golden years shine. Continue…