17 Well-Known Pet Facts That Aren’t Actually True

If you have a pet, you have probably heard some myths about them. Cats are nighttime hunters, dogs see the world in black and white, goldfish have a 3-second memory – it’s the pet “facts” we’ve all come to know and believe. But how about sorting out pet myths from pet truths?

Yes, your pooch does have a narrower visual spectrum than you do, but that doesn’t mean they can’t see colors at all. Cats are actually crepuscular creatures. As for goldfish, recent research shows that they are capable of learning! So, as you have probably guessed, these “facts” are just myths! Let’s discover the truth behind them!


Dogs see in black and white. 0:20

If a dog is wagging its tail, it’s happy to see you. 0:44

1 dog or cat year equals 7 human years. 1:06

It’s impossible to teach an old dog new tricks. 1:36

You must be an alpha so a dog will obey you. 1:55

Dogs and cats can’t stand each other. 2:17

Cats despise water. 2:45

Sleeping with your pet isn’t good for you. 3:04

Horses only sleep standing up. 3:25

Rabbits mainly eat carrots. 3:46

Rats are dirty animals. 4:04

Cats only purr when they’re happy. 4:17

Cats can see in the dark. 4:46

Cats are active at nighttime. 5:00

Dogs can feel guilty. 5:19

Dogs “kiss” you because you’re one salty dish. 5:40

Goldfish can’t remember a thing. 6:11

Canaries can’t learn to imitate a doorbell. 6:24

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