Your Cat’s Ability to Land on Her Feet

Your cat has a righting reflex that allows her to turn around quickly so she can land on her feet after a fall. The fluid in her inner ear helps her keep track of which way is up and her flexible spine allows her to turn around quickly. However, just because your cat can land on her feet doesn’t mean she won’t be hurt in a fall. If the fall is low, she might not have the time to turn around and she could crash to the ground. A fall from a great height could be disastrous. Your cat could bottom out as she lands and suffer from internal injuries. She could experience orthopedic injuries in her feet and legs as they act as shock absorbers. And she could die if she bangs her head on the ground. Thus it is important to avoid falls. Learn more from your veterinary clinic Pleasanton, CA. Make an appointment today.


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