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The most common myths about cats, in which many believe.
Cats treat themselves by licking their wounds.
Small wounds and scratches of the cat can be allowed to lick not for long, it disinfects them and promotes healing. If the wound is extensive or the licking is too persistent, then it can enlarge and even deepen it. The rough surface of the cat's tongue, like sandpaper, rips off the upper layers of the skin, slowing healing.
Cats keep their balance with a mustache
In cats, whiskers (vibrissae) are organs of touch, and they have nothing to do with equilibrium.
The cat and dog are enemies
Stories about the eternal feud of cats and dogs are unfounded. They just speak different languages, often not mutually understanding each other. Sometimes there are animals with a pronounced hunting instinct or overly aggressive, some people deliberately set their dogs on cats. However, the animals living in the same family get along well with each other, and some sociable peace-loving dogs are ready to be friends with all the cats in the world.
Cats see in the dark as day
Another common misconception. In fact, cats see little better in the dark than people (because they have eyes, not headlights). But! The fact is that cats are born hunters! What we call a mustache is in cats vibrissae, located not only on the pads of a mustache, but also on the eyebrows, cheeks, paws. And ears on the top, which are all heard! These are their location devices with which they accurately identify the location of the object. Among other things, even during the day the vision of cats is not perfect. Unfortunately, our pets suffer from long-sightedness and sometimes do not notice what is happening under their nose. For example, they define a bowl of food by smell. By the way, sniffing food, they just want to know its temperature, not taste.
If the cat does not walk on the street, then she can not get sick
Pathogens of dangerous diseases can get into the apartment on the clothes and shoes of the owners, as well as through contaminated substandard food for cats.
After sterilization, cats become fat and lazy.
Rather, they become more appeasable and calm, which some people take for laziness.In fact, any cat - both neutered and natural - sleeps a day for at least 18 hours. And in the winter, it doesn’t sleep all day, getting up only to eat. Kotu, to feel like a normal cat in the prime of life, requires the constant presence of two cats "in the hunt." You can not provide it to him - castrate.
Cats always land on paws painlessly
Domestic cats are great acrobats, and the innate instinct helps a falling cat to land on its paws. First, she turns her head and front legs, then, steering the tail, - the back of the body. Thus, all four paws are directed to the ground. However, this does not mean that the cat is invulnerable and does not feel pain. Falling from a high altitude very often leads to fractures of the bones, and the animal may even be killed to the death.
Siamese cats are aggressive
In fact, no more than all other breeds. Only man, his cruel treatment and misunderstanding can make an animal aggressive. Siamese cats are just very jumping and temperamental, expressing their emotions more brightly than others. Yes, and they have a loud voice (but not the loudest of all, this is also a delusion, sphinxes, for example, roar so that the Siams rest.)
Cats are treacherous and behave badly in spite of their owners
Behavioral problems are usually associated with stress.Cats are very sensitive to changes in the owner's daily routine, to repairs and family quarrels. This causes them stress and depression. Behavioral problems can also be caused by various diseases. If a cat does not start its business in a specially designated place, it may have kidney disease.
Cats need fish
This myth is also expressed in the composition of ready-made cat food, many of them include fish as a component. Have you ever seen a dog food with fish? I think not - dogs don't need fish. Do not need it and cats. This myth has a scientific basis. As already mentioned, cats need taurine and vitamin A, and fish products are a good source of both. However, many meat products contain a sufficient amount of both taurine and vitamin A, therefore, the opinion that cats necessarily need fish is wrong.