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Why Are Cats Great Companions?

Posted November 18th, 2020 by daniel

While cats and dogs are certainly common household pets, oftentimes cats get a bum rap. However, there are many reasons why you should opt to make a cat a part of your household. In fact, one study recently found that more than 35 million households (roughly 25%)  in the U.S. have at least one cat. So, if you have been considering adding a new member to your household, a cat is a great choice. Here’s why-

Why Should You Choose to Have a Cat?

Think about it- dogs are great but as indoor pets, you have to deal with them needing to outside for bathroom breaks, you must take them for walks, and then there is their habit of smelling/sniffing your guests. With cats, none of these ‘concerns’ exist. In fact, there are numerous reasons why cats make the best indoor pets, so let’s get started.

  • Easily entertained. They are just as happy with a crumpled-up piece of paper or cardboard box as they are with a toy purchased at the pet store.
  • Once trained to use a litter box, you only have to deal with a clean-up job once every few days rather than needing to take the cat out for a bathroom break.
  • They are the ideal pet for teaching children a little responsibility. After all, they really just need to have food, water, and love.
  • Cats like to be clean and do much of this for themselves. The only way the grooming becomes an added task for you is if your cat has long hair- in which case, you will need to brush them to keep it from becoming matted. (Fortunately, most cats like to be held, so this is an easy task to accomplish!)
  • Want to keep mice away? If you periodically have mice problems in your home then a cat is a great deterrent. Cats are natural hunters so keeping unwanted pests away is their forte.
  • Cat owners are smarter. Sound crazy? Sure. But a study by Carroll University in Wisconsin found that cat owners scored higher on intelligence than dog owners did.
  • Owning a cat can actually help your young children learn social skills as well as help them cope with stressful scenarios.
  • Because cats are quiet they are a better choice for apartment living.
  • When comes to your bottom line, cats cost less than a medium or large dog because they need less, food, less grooming, and fewer toys.
  • Cats don’t put you on a guilt trip when you leave. Whereas dogs will bark or pout when they hear you open the door or say something about ‘going out’, cats love having the house to themselves plus if they get bored they will simply go to sleep.

Cats make purr-fect pets. From being relatively low maintenance and fairly quiet to bringing a sense of calm, choosing a feline friend will complete your home. If you have any questions about selecting the best cat for your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  With so many years of experience, we have learned a great deal about choosing a cat for your family.



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