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10 Manx Cat Facts

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A lot of my time is spent watching dogs and their owners interact. I learn a lot when I watch and listen. Recently, I was reminded why not to give a name to unwanted behaviors. A client came in with her very loud Labrador Retriever. She proceeded to tell me that her Lab wouldn't stop barking. No matter how many times she said or yelled "Quiet!!!" the Lab barked, usually the second she said "Quiet." Credit: Getty Creative The Lab had associated that the name of the behavior of barking was named "Quiet." He heard the owner say "Quiet" every time he barked so it must mean that he was doing it right. RELATED: How to Train a Problem Barker Sometimes, it is hard to wrap our human brains around...

7 Common Cat Myths Disproved

With cats being the mysterious creatures they are, a number of myths have sprung up around them. Many of these myths are far from being true and some even border on being ridiculous; but they persist, nevertheless. Credit: Thinkstock Cats always land on their feet when they fall. This is false. Though cats are fairly graceful creatures, they do not always land on their feet. Your cat can be injured in a fall much like any other animal. Even if your cat does land on his feet, if the fall is from a sufficient height, injuries can still occur. In fact, veterinarians have a name for these types of injuries. They refer to them as "high rise syndrome." RELATED: Is Your Cat Suffering From...