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reason to neuter or spay. In order to be
well-adjusted, male cats need to roam and enjoy
sex, and females need to have kittens.
TRUTH:These are some of the
biggest mistruths ever to circulate the globe.
What was natural for our pets' wild ancestors is
downright dangerous for today's house-cats.
Unless a kitty is earmarked for a breeding
program, eliminatig his or her ability to
reroduce does your animal a great favor. It can
be a lifesaver
Keeping a cat indoors all the time is cruel
TRUTH:It's the other way around. Letting cats
fend for themselves outside, even for a few hours
a day, is to expose them to a host of dangers and
MYTH:Cats are loners, so it won't matter
if my pet is home alone all day while I work.
TRUTH:Although they can be quite self-reliant
when necessary, most cats are social creatures
who need lots of attention and affection and
shouldn't be left by thenselves too long. If
your job keeps you away from home for most of the
day, consider adopting two kittens so they can
keep each other company.
MYTH:Cats and dogs are natural enemies who
could never get along as pets in the same family.
TRUTH:Many cats are contented members of
households where dogs, rabbits, hamsers, gerbils,
birds, fish, turtles or iguanas are also in
residence. In fact, some count dogs, rabbits or
horses as their best buddies.
MYTH:It's not safe to let the cat near
your baby. He will suck the breath from the
TRUTH:This is a superstition that probably
dates back to medieval times when cats were
considered to be evil spirits. Most cats aren't
interested in babies. Those who are want nothing
more that to cuddle with someone soft and warm
who's about their size.
MYTH:Only a purebred kitten from a
reputable breeder (or a mixed-breed cat from a
shelter) will do.
TRUTH:There's no one-size-fits-all answer
here. It takes a lot of thought and research to
decide what sort of cat is best for you, whether
you should choose a kitten or an older cat, and
where you should go to adopt your new
Don't bother trying to rescue feral cats.
They're impossible to tame and can never make
satisfactory pets.TRUTH:"Phooey, YOU try being constantly on the
run from dogs, kids, raccoons and possums,
climbing trees to seek shelter from the rain, and
making do with lizard gizzards when your mouth is
watering for turkey breast. It's trilling to be
living indoors. Now that they're house cats, the
view from the window is all the nature they
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