Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We’re definitely very grateful for all of you, and for our furry patients as well. Dogs and cats are of course the most popular pets, but other animals also have some wonderful charms, some of which often go unnoticed. Cows are a perfect example of that! These gentle giants are much more fun and charismatic than many people think. In this article, a Wichita, KS vet lists some reasons that we’re ‘over the moon’ for cows.
They Like Music
Did you know that cows like listening to music? You can find some really great videos of them clearly enjoying the tunes their humans play for them. This is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
They Have Great Vision
Cows can see almost 360 degrees. Like many other prey animals, they have evolved to have almost a complete view. They even see in color! Bessie also has a great sense of smell, and can pick up scents as far as six miles away.
If Bessie decides she likes you, she may follow you around, lick you, moo at you, or, if you’re sitting down, put her head into your lap for a nap. Our bovine buddies also love getting itchy spots scratched, and sometimes wiggle their ears when they’re feeling happy.
Now Available In Smaller Sizes!
Miniature cows have arrived, and they are beyond adorable. They’re also a great option for people who want cows but don’t have much land. They’re much smaller than regular cows, so they don’t eat as much and don’t need huge pastures. However, they still produce a decent amount of milk.
They’re Super Cute
If you never thought of Bessie as particularly cute, look up some photos of blow-dried fluffy cows, curly cows, or cows being silly and playful. You may be surprised at how charming our hooved pals can be!
They Can Be Great Teachers
Cows are very gentle creatures, and they just have an air of sweetness and innocence about them. Going to a petting zoo and interacting with our bovine friends can be a very enriching experience. This is also great for kids to experience, as it can teach them about empathy, and the importance of being kind to animals.
Do you have questions about cow care? Contact us, your Wichita, KS animal clinic, today!