----False. Of course NOT! It comes from sheep, hogs, and
----True. Some of you may disagree with this, but they can!
And they're very good at it, too!
----True. Oh, YES! Like dogs, cats can learn many tasks and
tricks, including using a toilet, sitting, begging, playing
dead, and more!
----True. Obviously, see #3. Cats have exceptional memories
and show a natural knack for learning through their experiences
and careful observations of their environment.
----False. Well, it depends on the distance they fall. The
higher the distance the more likely it is to land on its feet.
They have more time to "parachute" their way down by arching
the back and extending the legs. (But they do not always escape
injury, of course, so, please don't throw your cat out the ten
story window to prove this!)
6.----False. Fact: Actually, most warm-blooded mammals, including cats, bats,
skunks and ferrets, can carry rabies. Like dogs, cats should be
vaccinated regularly according to local laws.
7.----False. Fact: Cats still are exposed to organisms that are carried
through the air or brought in on a cat owner's shoes or clothing.
Even the most housebound cat ventures outdoors at some time
and can be exposed to diseases and worms through contact with
other animals feces.
8.----False. Fact: Pets become infected with tape worms from swallowing
fleas, which carry the parasite. Also, cats can get tapeworms
from eating infected mice or other exposed animals.
9.---- False. Fact: Garlic may make the animal's food taste better but has
no effect on worms. The most effective way to treat worms is
by medication prescribed by a veterinarian.
10.----False. Fact: Some cats can be infected with a disease called
toxoplasmosis, which occasionally can be spread to humans
through cat litter boxes and cause serious problems in unborn
babies. HOWEVER, these problems can be controlled, if the
expectant mother avoids contact with the litter box and assigns
daily cleaning to a friend or other family member.
11.----False. Fact: Cats use their whiskers as "feelers" but not to maintain
12.----False. Fact: Such licking actually can slow the healing process and
further damage the wound.