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.


Fun Winter Activities to Keep Your Pet Moving

The long winter months are great for staying cozy and eating our fair share of food during the holidays. When it comes to our pets, though, this season is sometimes prohibitive to them getting the exercise they need to stay healthy and happy. 

During inclement weather, it is hard to get outside with our pets. Couple this with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and it’s easy to let those daily playtimes fall to the wayside.

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates believes daily exercise is vital to your fur friend’s well-being. Here are some recommended fun activities to keep your pet moving during the cold months.


Positive Vs. Negative Dog Training: Key Concepts For Dog Owners

If you’re a dog owner, chances are you’ve put a lot of time and energy into choosing your dog. And whether you have a puppy from a reputable breeder or have adopted an older dog from the shelter, we can bet you’ve spent some time training your dog, or at least thinking about it. 

All dogs need training and socialization in order to be happy and healthy members of society. But there are many types of training and a multitude of opinions on the best methods of dog training.

We know sorting it all out can get confusing, so Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates is sharing the basics of two common dog training methodologies: positive reinforcement training and negative reinforcement training.