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Popular Myths and Misconceptions About Cats Part 2

dreamstime_2735649In our last blog, our veterinary clinic in Levittown revealed the truth about a few popular myths and misconceptions about cats. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, now is the time! If you have been waiting to learn about more myths and misconceptions about cats, you’ve come to the right place! So, without further ado, the following is our list of the last few myths and misconceptions about cats:

Myth #4. Cats can be vegan or vegetarian too!

When some pet owners make major dietary changes, like giving up meat, they force those dietary changes on their animals as well. However, it is important to note that cats are carnivores! They need protein from meat, and while other sources of protein may sustain you, they won’t sustain your cat.

Myth #5. Cats are nocturnal.

Cats aren’t nocturnal, they are crepuscular. That means that they are most active at dawn and dusk, the ideal time for hunting. A cat’s eyes are constructed to allow them to see clearly in low light, however, they can’t see when it is completely dark.

Myth #6. Cats can’t be trained.

When cats are between two and seven weeks old, they are learning all about their environment. During this time, you should work hard to adapt your cat to their environment and foster bonds with your family and other pets. Cats can be trained, just like dog can, but you should know that cats don’t respond well to punishment. The most effective way to train a cat is through positive reinforcement.

 

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