Pet-Centered Holiday Movies to Enjoy with Your Furry Loved One

Pet-centered holiday movies can be a great way to celebrate the holidays with pets

Shorter days, freezing temps, and snowy nights create the perfect excuse to stay in and watch your favorite holiday movie! Your pet would probably agree that a little couch time is in order, so why not make it a communal affair by choosing a film for both the two and four-legged members of the family?

At Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates, movies with animals are our absolute favorite, and we’re thrilled to share our picks for the best pet-centered holiday movies!

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Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Dinner and Pets

Be careful when mixing Thanksgiving dinner and pets, as it could lead to pet pancreatitis

Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude and spending time pondering the things we are blessed with in our lives. Among the top of our list of things to be grateful for: our pets, of course!

With 70% of pet owners considering their pets to be family, we’re sure you’re including your pets in the holiday festivities. But should this include sharing in the holiday meal?

Feeding pets from your plate is more of a problem than you might think. In addition to adding more fat and calories than they need, fatty foods and an abrupt change in diet can cause any number of issues for our pets – including GI upset, foreign body obstruction, and a painful and potentially fatal condition called pancreatitis.

Here, Beverly HIlls Veterinary Associates explores what’s safe and what’s not safe about Thanksgiving dinner and pets.

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What to Consider Before Getting a Pet for the Holidays

Getting a pet for Christmas requires responsible pet ownership considerations

The holidays are right around the corner, and, if you have younger family members who want a pet, you’re likely hearing those pleas ramp up as December approaches. While getting a pet for the holidays may seem like a wonderful idea, it’s important to remember the decision to adopt a pet will affect everyone’s lives for years to come.

Let the team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates help you determine whether getting a pet is the right decision for you and your family.    

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