Your Cat’s Ability to Land on Her Feet

Your cat has an righting reflex, which gives her the ability to turn herself around so she can land on her feet after a fall. The fluid in her inner ears helps her keep track of which way is up and her flexible spine allows her to make this maneuver quickly. However, just because your cat can land on her feet doesn’t mean she won’t be injured in a fall. Your cat may need have enough time to land on her feet in a low fall so she could crash to the ground. In a high fall you cat could suffer internal injuries if her belly hits the ground as she bottoms out when landing on her feet. Her feet and legs could be injured as they act as shock absorbers. And it could be disastrous if your cat bangs her head on the ground. Contact your vets Murrieta, CA to learn more.


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