There are a lot of misconception about cats that cat parents want to clarify. Today, we’re sharing the top five on our list that gets frequently asked.
Cats Steal Newborn’s Breath
This myth is associated with witchcraft in the early days. People believe that cats steal babies breath which can get really scary to new mothers and cat parents at the same time. I hate to break it into your but the truth is, it’s a myth!
Cats are caring animals. Like you or any other loved one, they simply want to cuddle with your baby. Always keep an eye on your cat. It’s very dangerous when they are around newborns.
Cats are Afraid of Water
Straight up, it’s not true! Like your favorite canine friends, cats also loves water. They love taking a bath and enjoys it a lot. Breeds like the Turkish Van loves playing in the water.
But why do cat looks as if they’re super-scared with water? This is because cats don’t have the ability to adapt to water and and immersing themselves in. However, large cats also love to fish and play in lakes and stream.
Cats are Into Cow’s Milk
This is huge misconception. Kittens must drink their mother’s milk for optimum nutrition. They need it before weaning. When weaned, kittens can eat solid food and milk is not necessary anymore. Reality is, most cats are actually lactose intolerant, so when they consume cow’s milk, it may lead to vomiting or diarrhea. Fresh water works best when they are weaned.
Calico Cats are all Female Cats
The calico pattern gives domestic cats a spotted parti-colored coat that is predominantly white. This is dictated by the X chromosome. This explains why most calico cats are female. However, this doesn’t not disqualify the chances that male calico cats will be born.
Declawing = Nail Trimming
Declawing is definitely not equal to nail trimming. Declawing is a surgical procedure and gives permanent results. Some cat parents send their lovies for declawing to preserve their furnitures amongst other things. Scratching is the natural way that cats trim their nails. It is also a way for them to mark their territory and oftentimes, they simply want to stretch. Training your cat will be very helpful to avoid having these situations.