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

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A Year In Review: Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates Top 10 Pet Care Blogs of 2019

As we close out another year, we can’t help but smile a little bit to ourselves. We have so much to be thankful for, but it’s the continued relationships with pet owners that keep us going strong. 

Without our community of dedicated, responsible animal lovers our jobs wouldn’t be nearly as fun or meaningful. To pay our gratitude forward, we aim to add value to our pet care blogs. Each week, we take stock of what might face owners of cats and dogs, and attempt to address associated questions and concerns.

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Fun Ways to Get Through Winter With Your Pet

The idea of enduring several months of sub-zero temperatures, wind, and black ice might sound terrible, but since we live in Michigan, it’s what we have to work with, right? 

We may as well try to make the best of the weather. Sure, there are some precautions when it comes to getting through the winter with your pet, but once you’ve prepared for the worst, good times are all but guaranteed.

Creature Comforts

The winter can be delightful (at least in the beginning), but it can cause serious dangers to your pet’s paws. If you haven’t already, invest in a set of waterproof pet booties. They may not appreciate them at first, but given the chance to get used to them they’ll likely embrace them on one of Michigan’s coldest days of the year.

Likewise, an insulating vest or sweater can go a long way toward creating a happy pet in the outdoors.

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