You only have to look at how cute cats are to understand why the internet is overflowing with videos of them! As well as being adorable to look at, cats can make fantastic pets if you’re considering sharing your home with an animal. Just in case you need further convincing, here are just a few of the many reasons why.
They’re affectionate and loving
Although some people consider cats to be a bit aloof, they are actually very loving pets. Many felines genuinely enjoy being in your company, whether it’s sitting on your lap to be stroked or brushed, playing with toys together, or curling up on your bed to sleep. Having a cat in your home means you’ll never be lonely, and most cat owners think of their pet as a valuable friend or family member. Plus, because they take a bit more time to be affectionate with you than dogs do, so you’ll feel like you’ve truly earned their love!
They’re independent and low maintenance
Generally speaking, cats have quite an independent nature and as such are fairly easy to look after. This is true whether you have an indoor cat or one that roams outside freely. For example, you don’t need to take them out for walks, they clean themselves, and it’s safe to leave them at home on their own during the day without worrying.
That makes them ideal pets for people who work or socialize a lot. These days you can easily get all your necessary items such as food, litter and toys online or from local stores, and there are plenty of great Manvel vets you can take your pet to if they’re unwell.
They’re good for your health and wellbeing
Believe it or not, owning a cat can bring a wealth of different benefits to your mental and physical health. Studies have shown that spending time cuddling cats can lower your blood pressure, which in turn reduces your risk of conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.
Having a cat in the house can also make it less likely that children will suffer from allergies. Even more amazingly, research has found that a cat’s purr can have a healing effect on our bones and muscles! Lastly, sharing your home with a cat can help to reduce feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. All of which means that spending time with a cat is a wonderful way to boost your mood – something you probably already knew!
A note of caution
Before you rush off to your nearest animal shelter, it’s important to note that owning a cat (or any other type of animal) is a big responsibility. You need to be sure that you have the time, space, money and effort to make the commitment first.
That means being willing to clean litter trays, travel to vet appointments, plan your vacations around the availability of cat sitters, and so on. Of course, any cat owner will tell you that these small sacrifices are more than worth it for the benefits you’ll gain by sharing your life with a fluffy feline friend!