By Mikkel Becker | vetstreet.com
Cat Misconceptions DispelledCats are the most popular pet in the United States; they are intelligent, affectionate and mysterious creatures. Despite this popularity - and perhaps because of their air of mystery - there are many misconceptions about cats that cause both social and physical problems for these animals.
Here are six common-but-false assumptions about felines - and the truth behind them.
1. Cats are solitary animals and like to be home alone.
False. Separation can be stressful for cats. Specifically, separation anxiety may manifest in behaviors such as urination and defecation outside of the litterbox, vocalization, vomiting, excessive grooming, lack of appetite, anxiety at departure or an exuberant greeting when you return. To keep your cat happy, it essential to limit their time alone and provide them with stimulation and interaction in the form of play, petting, food toys and perches. If you have an extremely stressed cat, it's essential to make an
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