Three Cat Myths

Cats have a long history of being mysterious—maybe that’s why we believe so many myths about them! Here, your Lafayette, LA veterinary professional sets the record straight on three prevalent misconceptions.

Cats Always Land on Their Feet

This isn’t true. While cats are quite graceful, they can slip and fall like anyone else. Shorter falls, surprisingly, are even more dangerous—this is because cats don’t have as much time to right themselves before impact. If you’ve seen your cat take a serious fall, have them examined by your veterinarian.

Cats Love Milk

This is a half-truth; cats might love milk, but it won’t return the favor! Most adult cats are actually lactose-intolerant, and can’t digest milk properly. Drinking too much will result in an upset stomach, diarrhea, or vomiting.

Cats Purr When Happy

This is another partial truth. Cats do purr when happy or content, yes, but experts believe that purring can also indicate other emotions. Some cats might purr to convey anxiety, stress, or even anger!

Would you like further insight into your cat’s behavior and healthcare needs? Don’t hesitate to call your Lafayette, LA animal hospital. We’re here to help with all of your veterinary care needs!

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