18 January 2013

Myths About Cats



Crossing or walking after a black cat crosses your way is a bad omen! This is a common myth, which is quite famous and people believe in it. Let us see some other common myths about cats.

1. Cats love to have milk
Most people tend to believe that cats love to have milk. This is not true. Some cats are lactose intolerant, so too much of milk can harm them. As milk is rich in calcium, it is not that good for cats. Too much of milk can cause diarrhea or bladder stones in cats.
2. Cats do not need vet
Cats easily fall ill due to their weak immune system. But, they do not show any signs and symptoms of illness. They usually stay quiet when they fall ill and suppress themselves. Cats need to be taken to a vet for regular checkup once or twice a year.
3. Cats enjoy being outdoor
This is not true. Cats cannot really roam alone, as they are susceptible to infections and bird preys. It has been proved that indoor cats live longer than the outdoor cats. Taking them out once in a while is ok, but leaving them alone to roam outdoors is not.
4. Cats see in the dark
This is untrue. Cats have a better vision to see in the semi darkness. But, they cannot see in complete darkness as people believe so. In the dim light, their eye pupils become wide, which make them see things clearly.
5. Cats hate water
Not all cats hate water, some of them also like water. Most of the cats hate water as their fur is not water resistant. But, there are some who also love to play with water.
6. Cats love to be lonely
Most people believe that dogs are more friendly when it comes to being a pet. This is not true. Even cats like affection and love. They like to be pampered and they do respond in the same manner as dogs do.
7. Cats have nine lives
Cats have the power to walk away from life threatening situations. That is the reason it is assumed that they have nine lives. Some people believe that they get premonition of death and accordingly take a rebirth. There is absolutely no truth in this myth. Cats just live one life, and that too like other animals.
These were some myths related to cats. All these myths have no evidence, and the facts related to them prove something else.

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