October 2013 Issue

WHY DO THEY… (Almost) Always Land on Their Feet?

Supple spines allow cats to right themselves in free fall, but serious injuries can occur

You cringe as your acrobatic cat maneuvers through an open window and accidentally falls or jumps to freedom in the great outdoors, landing feet first. While it seems as if cats almost always land on their feet, the truth is that they don’t always land safely. Internal injuries can occur and owners can sometimes overlook them.

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