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Cat Myths. Cats Always Land on Their Feet. Myth Cats instinctively fall feet first and may survive falls from high places They may also receive broken bones in the process Screening on balconies and windows can help pets from disastrous falls. Cats should drink milk everyday. Myth

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Cat myths

Cat Myths


Cats always land on their feet

Cats Always Land on Their Feet

  • Myth

  • Cats instinctively fall feet first and may survive falls from high places

  • They may also receive broken bones in the process

  • Screening on balconies and windows can help pets from disastrous falls


Cats should drink milk everyday

Cats should drink milk everyday

  • Myth

  • Most cats like milk, but do not need it if properly nourished.

  • Many will get diarrhea from milk.

  • If given at all should be in a small and infrequent amount.


Cats that are spayed or neutered automatically gain weight

Cats that are spayed or neutered automatically gain weight

  • Myth

  • Like people, cats gain weight from eating to much, not exercising enough or both.

  • In most cases spaying or neutering is done when metabolism has already slowed.

  • Help cat say fit by providing exercise and restricted diet.


Cats cannot get rabies

Cats cannot get rabies

  • Myth

  • Most warm-blooded mammals can carry rabies

  • Should be vaccinated regularly according to local laws.


Indoor cats cannot get diseases

Indoor Cats cannot get diseases

  • Myth

  • Cats still are exposed to organisms that are carried through the air or brought in on shoes or clothing.

  • Even the most housebound cat ventures outdoors at some time and can be exposed to diseases and worms through contact with other animal feces.


Tapeworms come from bad food

Tapeworms come from bad food

  • Myth

  • Pets become infected with worms from swallowing fleas, which carry parasites

  • Also get tapeworms from eating infected mice or other exposed animals.


Putting garlic on a pet s food will get rid of worms

Putting garlic on a pet’s food will get rid of worms

  • Myth

  • Garlic may make the animal’s food taste better, but has no effect on worms.

  • Most effective way to treat worms is by medication prescribed by a veterinarian.


Pregnant women should not own cats

Pregnant women should not own cats

  • Myth

  • The cat could be infected with toxoplasmosis, which causes birth defects.

  • Toxoplasmosis can only be contracted through the cats litter.

  • Pregnant women should stay away from litter or clean it wearing rubber gloves.


A cat s sense of balance is in its whiskers

A cat’s sense of balance is in its whiskers

  • Myth

  • Cats use their whiskers as “feelers”

  • Do not maintain their balance


Animals heal themselves by licking their wounds

Animals heal themselves by licking their wounds

  • Myth

  • Such licking actually can slow the healing process

  • Cause further damage to the wound


Any other myths

Any other Myths?


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