Dr. Carly Fox, Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, and Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, Internal Medicine and Oncology Specialist at the same canter, debunk 13 of the most common cat myths. This Science insider video has over 2 million views. Below are a few of the highlights.
-----Older cats do NOT love milk. As they get older, they become lactose intolerant. Kittens love milk and can drink it without any problems.
-----Cats are most active in the early morning or late evening.
-----Cats can be infected with a parasite called Toxoplasmosis. If picked up by a pregnant woman, birth defects or miscarriage may occur. Have someone clean out the litter box daily.
-----Cats have excellent night vision but can't see in complete darkness.
-----Human food is not good for cats because it doesn't meet their nutritional needs. Cats NEED to eat meat. Every meal.
-----Cats do NOT like babies, only because they are something new and look and smell different from what they are used to.
-----No, cats do not always land on their feet. Ask vets who always tend to cats with injured bones.
-----Cats and dogs can and do get along. It all depends on the individual personality and temperament.
-----Cats purring doesn't always mean they are happy. Sometimes they purr because they are nervous, to warn another animal, or because they are hungry.