Myths about cats
Cats treat themselves, licking wounds
Small wounds and scratches can let the cat lick long, it disinfects them and promotes healing. If the wound is extensive or licking too hard, it can increase and even deepen it. The rough surface of the cat's tongue like sandpaper, tears off the upper layers of the skin, slowing down the healing process.
Cats maintain balance with the mustache
Mustache (vibriscy) in cats - organs of touch, and balance they do not have any relation.
Cat and dog - enemies
Stories about the eternal enmity cats and dogs are unfounded. They just speak different languages, often mutually understanding each other. Sometimes there are animals with a strong hunting instinct or overly aggressive, some people specially set against their dogs to cats.
However, living in the same household animals get along well with each other, and some peace-loving sociable 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 in the dark a little better people (because they have eyes, but not lights). But! The fact that cats are natural born hunters! That which we call a mustache, cats whiskers is located not only at the whisker pads, but also on the eyebrows, cheeks, legs. And ears on top, which are e-hear! This locating of the device in which they are exactly identify the location of the object. Among other things, even in the daytime vision of cats is not ideal. Unfortunately, our pets suffer from farsightedness, and sometimes do not notice what is going on under their noses. For example, a bowl of food they determine by smell. By the way, smelling the food, they merely want to know its temperature, not the taste.
If the cat does not walk in the street, then it can not be ill
The causative agents of dangerous diseases can get into an apartment on the clothes and shoes hosts, as well as through infected poor-quality food for cats.
After sterilization, the cats become fat and lazy
Rather, they become more accommodating and calm that some people take for laziness. In fact, any cat - and castrated, and natural - sleep a day not less than 18 hours. And in the winter, and day and night at all fast asleep, getting up only to eat. Cat to feel normal cat in the prime of life, require the constant presence of two cats "in the hunt."
Cats always land on their feet painlessly
Domestic cats - excellent acrobats and innate instinct helps falling cat to land on their feet. At first, she turns her head and front paws, then a tail wheel, - the rear part of the body. Thus, all four paws are directed to the ground.
However, this does not mean that the cat is immune and does not feel pain. Falling from a great height very often leads to bone fractures, and the animal may even break the death.
Siamese cats are more aggressive than all other breeds
Only a man of his ill-treatment and lack of understanding can make an animal aggressive. Siamese cats are just very jumpy and temperamental, brighter than others express their emotions. And the voice of their loud (but not the loudest of all, it is also misleading, sphinxes, for example, roaring so that the Siamese rest).
Cats insidious and behave badly to spite their owners
Behavior problems are commonly associated with stress. Cats are very sensitive to changes in the schedule of the day the owner to repair and family quarrels. This causes them stress and depression. Behavioral problems can also be caused by various diseases. If the cat begins to make its case is not specifically designated areas, it can have kidney disease.
Cats need fish
This myth is reflected in the composition of ready-made cat food, many of which include fish as a component. You ever seen a dog food with fish? I think not - the fish do not need a dog. I do not need it, and cats. This myth is scientifically based. As already mentioned, the cats need taurine and vitamin and fish products - a good source of both. However, many meat products contain a sufficient amount of taurine and vitamin A, and therefore believed that cats definitely need a fish properly.