Why a Mix Can Be Better: Adopting a Mutt

Adopting a mutt can be an absolute joy!

Affectionately termed a mutt, a mongrel, or a Heinz-57 (because they have a little of everything), a dog of mixed breed is definitely not a lesser kind of dog. A mutt can be just as smart, loving, and beautiful as a purebred dog. And what’s more, he’s got a unique look all his own.

Still, some people believe that a purebred dog has a certain allure that no mutt can ever compare with. Let’s see if we can challenge that assumption with our best reasons why adopting a mutt is a great idea.

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Fall Pet Foreign Objects: Avoiding an Awful Autumn

The changing of the leaves, the cooler weather, and the familiar smell of a bonfire are  welcome signs of the season for many. For pets this also means more time enjoying the outdoors due to the wonderful temperatures.

When your pet heads outside this autumn, Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to be sure that you are cognizant of potential hazards that may be lurking in the gorgeousness that is Michigan. Fall pet foreign objects are a real danger for curious critters, but by knowing what you need to avoid you can ensure an awesome autumn.

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Expert Advice: How to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

It's important to remove a tick the proper way to avoid tick-borne illness in pets

You may not think of autumn or winter as tick season, but here in Beverly Hills, ticks never seem to be dormant for long. It only takes one warm day and they’re active, ready to bite you or your dog. Tick prevention is important of course, and so is knowing how to safely remove a tick. Below, we’ll share our best tips, as well as some tick removal myths to avoid.

The Tick Problem

We all know that tick bites are painful and uncomfortable. But did you know that ticks also transmit serious and debilitating disease to animals and people alike? The tick species in our area are all capable of transmitting disease, but they need to be attached for 24-48 hours to do so. This makes removing them quickly very important component of preventing tick borne diseases.

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