Cats are incredibly interesting animals. Unfortunately common myths about cats can cause serious problems including too many cats and not enough home!
Cats always land on their feet. True or False
FALSE -- While cats instinctively fall feet first and may survive falls from high places, they also may receive broken bones in the process. Some kind of screening on balconies and windows can help protect pets from disastrous falls.
Cats should drink milk everyday. True or False
FALSE -- Most cats like milk, but do not need it if properly nourished. Also, many will get diarrhea if they drink too much milk. If it is given at all, the amount should be small and infrequent.
Cats that are spayed or neutered automatically gain weight. True or False
FALSE -- Like people, cats gain weight from eating too much, not exercising enough or both. In many cases, spaying or neutering is done at an age when the animal's metabolism already has slowed, and its need for food has decreased. If the cat continues to eat the same amount, it may gain weight. Cat owners can help their cats stay fit by providing exercise and not over-feeding.
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