Five Myths About Cats You May Have Heard

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Cats have been the subject of many myths, folktales, and stories since the beginning of their relationship with humans. They’re very important in our lives! Some of these myths are silly, but some of them promote harmful beliefs that can lead to a cat’s pain or sadness. At Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison, we love busting myths about our furry friends. Here are some myths about cats![caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]

Source[/caption]Cats should always drink cow’s milk. As cats grow older, many of them develop lactose intolerance. Cow’s milk can actually upset their stomachs! Stick to a healthy diet of nutritious cat food and your cat won’t miss out on any important nutrients.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="350"]

Source[/caption]Cats hate water. Many cats actually love the water! They’ll sit in the bathtub or the sink, playing with the stream coming from the faucet. If you use a spray bottle full of water as a negative reinforcement, you may turn your cat off to water. Use treats, pets, and praise as positive reinforcement for good behavior instead![caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"]

Source[/caption]Cats always land on their feet. Not every fall will end with a cat landing on their feet uninjured. Sometimes cats can really hurt themselves if they don’t have time to twist themselves into a safe landing position. More often than not, falls from short heights lead to more injuries.Cats can’t be trained. Training your cat is a great way to strengthen your bond! Cats are capable of learning tricks just like dogs. Use positive reinforcement for things like litter box training and basic commands.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"]

Source[/caption]Indoor cats never get diseases. If you have any pet, you need to make sure they have the proper vaccinations. Indoor cats are exposed to germs just like outdoor cats, even though they may be fewer in number. If your cat is showing symptoms of illness, please set up an appointment with Eastshore Vet, the best vet in Madison, ASAP.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"]

Source[/caption]Cats are mean and make bad pets. Most people who have owned and loved a cat know that this is simply untrue. Cats are incredibly loving, silly, and quirky creatures. Even though they don’t show their love exactly the same way as other pets doesn’t mean they love you any less![caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"]


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