Cat Scratch Fever: Myth or Not? 

While the term cat scratch fever may evoke images of Ted Nugent (c’mon, we know you sang it!), it’s an actual condition that can have some pretty serious implications for people!

Cat Scratch Fever is just as much a real disease as it is a late 70s rock icon, and while Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates can’t help with the radio version, we can help keep your family safe from the zoonotic disease.

The Science Behind Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever, more properly termed Cat-Scratch Disease (CSD), is a bacterial infection. It is considered a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted between animals and people. 


Lost in Translation: Explaining Why (and How) Cats Purr 

Purring is arguably one of the most delightful ways cats have of communicating their deepest thoughts and feelings.

Although purring tends to happen most often when cats are cozy, satisfied, and deeply content, there are other reasons that explain this feline-specific phenomenon. What’s more, it’s their special anatomy that allows them to make this pleasing sound!

The Purr Vs. The Roar

Cats have a series of bones in the throat called the hyoid apparatus. Responsible for supporting the larynx and the tongue, these components are either bony or flexible.


Feline Mysteries: Why Do Cats Meow? What Are They Saying? 

Contrary to popular belief, cats are excellent communicators! While we can certainly intuit what they are trying to say with head bumps, slow eye blinks, and a flicking tail, perhaps the most useful tool is a cat’s voice. They meow at us, or in our general direction, but what exactly are they saying?

Again, we can guess at the meaning of certain sounds, but could there be a better explanation behind why cats meow?

Their Very Nature

Cats typically reserve their meowing for the people they know, however, some domesticated cats will certainly use their voice box (in addition to chirping, hissing and yowling, etc.) to get a point across to another feline in the house. Feral cat experts say it’s quite rare to hear a stray cat meow to another stray or feral cat