Don’t Believe These Myths About Cats

Thanks to their somewhat mysterious nature, many myths have grown up around our feline friends over the years. Here, your Raleigh, NC vet sets the record straight on just three of them.

Cats Always Land on Their Feet

This isn’t true. While cats are generally very graceful and poised animals, they can fall just like anything else. In fact, shorter falls are more dangerous, because cats may not have time to right themselves before impact.

Cats Love Milk

Well, this may be partially true—it’s a good bet your cat happily lap up milk if it’s offered to him. The milk won’t love your cat back, though, because most cats are lactose-intolerant. This means that they can’t digest milk properly, and will experience vomiting and diarrhea after too much dairy is ingested.

Cats Purr When Happy

This is another partial truth. Cats tend to purr when happy or content, yes, but they may also purr for other reasons. Experts believe that many cats purr to convey emotions like anger, stress, and other negative feelings!

Do you have questions about your cat’s health or wellbeing? Does your pet need a veterinary examination? Make an appointment at your animal hospital Raleigh, NC.