Your Cat's Ability to Land on Her Feet

Your cat has a righting reflex to allow her to turn around in midair so she can land on her feet after a fall. Her flexible spine helps her turn quickly and the fluid in her inner ear helps her 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. If the fall is too low, your cat may not have time to right herself and she could crash to the ground. If the fall is too high, she could land on her feet but could suffer internal injuries if her belly hits the ground. Your cat could injure her legs and feet as they act like shock absorbers. And it could be disastrous if she bangs her head on the ground. Thus the best course of action is to avoid falls in the first place. Learn more from your Marion, IA veterinary clinic. Read more here.

Your Cats Ability to Land on Her Feet

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