Myths About Cats You Need To Stop Believing

On August 8, the world celebrates World Cat Day. The International Fund for Animal Welfare established International Cat Day in 2002 to honour and appreciate cats.

Myth: Cats always land on their feet.

Fact: Although cats instinctively fall feet first, they can also get broken bones if they fall from high places. 

Myth: Cats should drink milk every day.

Fact: That's a big fat no! Cats like milk but don't need it if they're fed well.

Myth: Spayed or neutered cats gain weight automatically.

Fact: The same way people do, cats gain weight from eating too much or not exercising enough.

Myth: Cats cannot get rabies.

Fact: Almost any warm-blooded mammal, including cats, bats, skunks, and ferrets, can carry rabies.

Myth: Indoor cats cannot get diseases.

Fact: Cats still get sick from organisms carried through the air or brought in on shoes or clothing. 

Myth: Putting garlic on a pet's food will get rid of worms.

Fact: Garlic won't kill worms. Garlic is considered to be about five times as toxic as onions for cats and dogs.

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