Why Should we all Have a Cat at Home?

Why Should we all Have a Cat at Home?

Last update: 25 May, 2018

“Because they’re wonderful creatures!” is the most likely answer from everyone who loves cats and feels that it’s a blessing to have a cat at home. And those feelings are good enough for them. But if you still have some doubts about choosing a cat as a pet, here is a list of reasons that might make you change your mind.

Cats – myth vs reality

Cat and dog

There are some myths out there that have given cats a bad rap for many years. But, this “bad press” against cats is quickly forgotten when reality kicks in.

The reason some people claim they don’t want a cat is because they’ve never had one. So, you’ll have to try the experience for yourself, but don’t forget to be a responsible owner.

Get any pet you’d like, but don’t forget to take care of it every day.

A typical claim is that ‘people who hate cats have never had a chance to play with one.’ So, here are some great reasons to include this beautiful pet in your daily life.

Adopt a cat and you won’t regret it

Hold on! Before you rush out to adopt a cat—which is the suggestion—think about its needs:

  • Food at different stages based on dietary needs
  • Fresh, clean water that should be available at all times
  • Proper hygiene
  • Regular checkups with the vet
  • Vaccines and de-worming
  • Socialization skills and education
  • Games, toys, and more cats

This might sound like too much! But, we’re sure that it doesn’t compare to the overflow of love, joy, and happy times that you’ll spend with your cat at home. And before you even know it, they’ll become a member of your family. However, it’s important to remember that although they may be a part of the family tree, they are still a cat. So, for the happy mental and physical state of your pet, don’t humanize them!

Owning a cat is a healthy choice

Are we giving you enough reasons to get a cat of your own? We’re not done yet! Here are some more great reasons to consider.

Getting a cat at home will provide a number of health benefits both on a physical and emotional level. For example, they reduce both stress and anxiety. They also help us to avoid loneliness and depression.

That is not all. They also reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or cardiovascular disease. In addition, it has also been proven that cats lower our blood pressure and heartbeat.

So, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the best preventive medicine you could hope for is to cuddle your cat, feel it purr next to you, or play with it for a long time. You can also have fun watching its playful antics. Soon all of your troubles will melt away and your heart and mind will be at peace.

Wait…there’s more!

There are many other benefits that come from living with an intelligent, beautiful, and adorable cat. Check them out:

  • They are very clean. Using a litter box and cleaning it often is all that’s required to help your cat with his bodily functions.
  • Their fur is always shiny and clean because they spend a great part of the day using their tongue to groom themselves.
  • Cats are usually calm and quiet unless they are not neutered. And they can settle into a home just fine if needed. Of course, a window, terrace, or patio would be ideal to help your cat get a bit of sunshine and fresh air. Don’t forget to prepare your surroundings so your pet is safe and avoids accidents.

Living with a cat at home

Cat at home

We can go on and on about the benefits and reasons why you should get a cat at home. But the best part is that you’ll discover those reasons for yourself.  We bet that in a very short time your list of pros and cons will be too long to read!

The most likely outcome is that you’ll turn into a photography fan and spend all day taking pictures of your cat. Or you might start sharing videos of your pet on social media with your followers.

A loving cat can also give a good push for your social life by becoming a topic of conversation. But, remember this bit of advice – don’t overdo it. And who knows…maybe someday you’ll be the one trying to convince others of how wonderful it is to own a cat.

Source of article: https://misanimales.com/todos-deberiamos-tener-un-gato-casa/

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.