Don’t Believe Cat Myths

It’s safe to say that our feline friends are a lot more mysterious than dogs. Maybe that’s why we believe so many myths about them! Your Portland, OR veterinarian sets the record straight below:

Cats Always Land Upright

Cats are generally graceful, but they can slip and fall just like anyone else. They don’t always land on their feet, either—cats can land awkwardly and seriously injure themselves. Make sure all windows have sturdy screens so that cats can’t slip out.

Cats Love Milk

Your cat might love lapping up milk, but it’s not necessarily a good idea. It turns out that many of our adult cats are lactose-intolerant, meaning that they can’t digest milk properly. Too much will likely result in vomiting, diarrhea, or an upset stomach at the very least!

Cats Purr When Happy

This is a half-truth. Cats might purr when happy, but experts believe that purring can also indicate a wide variety of other emotions. Cats might even purr to express discontent or anxiety!

Does your cat need veterinary attention? We’re here to help with all of your pet-care needs. Set up an appointment today to have your cat examined by your veterinary Portland, OR professional.