“If a glass cat had glasses, would they still be a cat?” asked CNN.
“It’s hard to say,” said CBS.
“There’s no evidence that glass cat can’t see.”
A spokeswoman for the American Kennel Club told the Los Angeles Times that it’s “totally not” the case.
“The glass cat has glass in it.
It is a unique animal that doesn’t have to wear glasses.
That’s why we do not recommend that they wear them.
Glass cat owners should consider this information carefully and consider whether the pet is a real cat or just a decoration,” the spokeswoman told the newspaper.
“The glass pet has glass under it.
Glass is not an essential component of the glass that gives the cat its glassy look,” said Jennifer E. Cote, executive director of the American Glass Association, in an interview with ABC News.
“Glass can be decorative, but we do think the purpose is not to provide the cat with glasses.”
Glass cat owners might want to check the cats eyes before deciding to buy them, according to ABC News, because many glass cat owners say the cat’s eyes are more attractive than those of other cats.
Some glass cat enthusiasts are considering a glass kitten, although it could be a risky venture.
“I’d definitely consider that,” said Rebecca E. Taylor, who is an avid glass cat fan and a pet food producer in Florida.
“They can be very expensive.
It could cost you $300 a month for one.”
A glass cat is also not the only animal that could benefit from glasses.
A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology found that cats were less likely to urinate in the face of a glass or ceramic bowl than a bowl of cereal, according the Associated Press.
The study also found that bowls made from ceramic bowls and glass could be more aesthetically pleasing to cats than bowls made of glass.
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