Pet Myths Debunked

Get the facts straight to keep your pet safe.

By Leah Zerbe

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Debunking common pet misconceptionsMyth #4: Cats always land on their feet.

The reality: We wish this were true, but Dr. Rubin says he's seen too many instances of high-rise syndrome, in which cats hanging out by windows accidentally fall out when a passing bug or bird steals their attention. Install a window bay or a cat condo, and keep the window closed. And keep your cat healthily occupied in other ways, too. Dr. Rubin suggests a daily exercise routine in which the cat chases a toy on a string or a laser light on the wall. During the day, you can put a few pieces of cat food in a feed-and-treat ball and hide it, which will stimulate your cat's natural hunting instincts and keep it active.

 

 
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