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Your Cat’s Ability to Land on Her Feet

Your cat has a righting reflex that allows her to turn around quickly and land on her feet after a fall. Her flexible spine lets her make this maneuver quickly and the fluid in her inner ears helps your cat keep track of which way is up. However, just because your cat can land on her feet doesn’t mean she won’t be injured in a fall. With low falls she may not have the time to turn around and she could crash to the ground. Your cat is in even more peril in a high fall. She could suffer from orthopedic injuries to her feet and legs as they act as shock absorbers. If she bottoms out and her belly hits the ground, she could experience internal injuries. And your cat could just die if she bangs her head on the ground. Thus avoid falls at all times. Contact your vet Portage, MI to learn more.

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