Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and for good reason. They’re cute, cuddly, and independent. But there are a lot of common myths about cats that are simply not true.
So here we’re going to debunk 12 of the most common cat myths:
1. Myth: Cats are lactose intolerant.
Fact: While many adult cats are lactose intolerant, kittens are able to digest lactose. As cats age, they produce less of the enzyme lactase needed to digest milk, which can lead to lactose intolerance.
2. Myth: Cats only care about themselves.
Fact: Cats can be very affectionate and loving creatures. They often show their affection by rubbing against their owners, purring, and sitting on their laps.
3. Myth: Cats always land on their feet.
Fact: While cats are very good at righting themselves in mid-air, they can still be injured if they fall from a high enough height.
4. Myth: Cats are nocturnal animals.
Fact: Cats are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. However, they can also be active during the day and night.
5. Myth: Cats need milk to be healthy.
Fact: Cats get all the nutrients they need from a balanced diet of cat food. Milk can actually cause digestive problems in cats.
6. Myth: Cats hate water.
Fact: While some cats may not like to get wet, many cats actually enjoy playing with water.
7. Myth: Cats need to be declawed.
Fact: Declawing is a painful and unnecessary procedure that can lead to long-term health problems for cats.
8. Myth: Cats are low-maintenance pets.
Fact: While cats are relatively independent, they still need regular grooming, exercise, and veterinary care.
9. Myth: Cats can’t be trained.
Fact: Cats can be trained to do a variety of tricks, such as sit, stay, and come. However, training cats requires patience and consistency.
10. Myth: Black cats are bad luck.
Fact: The superstition that black cats are bad luck is unfounded. Black cats are just as lovable and affectionate as cats of any other color.
11. Myth: Cats don’t need companionship.
Fact: Cats are social animals and they need companionship. Even if you have a busy schedule, it’s important to make time to play with and cuddle with your cat.
12. Myth: Cats are lazy animals.
Fact: Cats can be very active animals, especially when they are young. They need plenty of opportunities to play and exercise.
So there you have it! 12 common cat myths that are actually false. Now that you know the truth, you can better care for your feline friend and enjoy many happy years together.
Cats are amazing creatures, and it’s important to learn as much as we can about them so that we can give them the best possible care. By debunking these common myths, we can help to create a more informed and compassionate society for cats.
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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,