Most pet owners fall into two groups: those who like dogs and those who want cats. We think both dogs and cats are great pets, but there are some things that make having a cat stand out. We know that cats are picky, stubborn, and usually standoffish, but they can also be great friends. Cats make good companions. Here are the top reasons why cats make good pets:
Cats are Quiet
First, let me say that cats make noise. When some cats want something, they meow, and some meows can be loud. This is the plan. Cats meow to talk to people. They do this to say hello, ask for things and let us know when something is wrong. Adult cats don’t meow at other cats, which is interesting. This is a special way for them to talk to people they care about. But, even though some cats may be louder than others, you are less likely to get a noise complaint about a cat than you would about a dog.
Cats are Low Maintenance
Cats are small. They don’t have to go outside or take walks. They do their own cleaning. Cats make good companions. Compared to other pets, cats are easy to care for. They need clean water, food, and a place to throw away their waste. Oh, and a treat now and then.
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Cats Make Great Apartment Pets
Cats are great pets to have if you live in an apartment. They can take care of themselves and don’t need as much training as a dog. They also do well in tall places. In an apartment, where there isn’t much room on the floor, cats can use shelves and perches to explore the space from above. Cats can also have fun by going outside and watching birds, squirrels, and other animals. It’s fun and easy to keep a cat busy. Most cat toys have some way for cats to chase and jump. All of these games can be played in a small apartment, which is important to keep them busy.
Cats are Independent
Cats and independence go hand in hand, and this goes back a long way. Unlike dogs, cats hunt on their own. They have to hunt alone, because stalking, hiding, and pouncing wouldn’t work if they did it as a group. Even though they may look like they’d rather be alone, most cats like being with their favorite person. They can spend hours curled up next to you and looking up at you with a loving face every now and then.
Cats have a Long Lifespan
People say that cats have nine lives, and when we watch them jump off a high ledge or squeeze into a small space, it often seems that way. How long a cat lives can depend on things like its diet, health care, and environment. Some house cats can live as long as 20 years. But the average cat lives 15 years, while the average dog lives 12 years. They are great friends to have for a long time.
Cats are Good for Your Health
People have said that having a pet in general can be good for your health in many ways, but there are some benefits that are unique to cats. They might:
- LOWER STRESS AND ANXIETY: Petting or playing with a cat for a short time can make you feel great. There is evidence that a cat’s purr can calm your nervous system and lower your blood pressure.
- IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH: People who own cats are less likely to get heart disease or a stroke.
- PREVENT ALLERGIES: If a child is exposed to cats in their first few years of life, they are more likely to develop an immune system that fights both cat allergens and other allergens as well.
- REDUCE LONELINESS: They are great friends and love you no matter what.
Cats Cost Less than Dogs
The ASPCA says that if you get a cat instead of a dog, you can save between $300 and $800 per year. Dogs have more needs than cats do because they are more significant. Cats need less food, toys, and other supplies than dogs do. Also, cats tend to have cheaper vet bills than dogs. So, a cat would be a great pet for someone who likes to save money.
Cats are Entertaining
The same things that make our cats annoying also make them fun. Cats have an attitude. They make up their own rules and aren’t afraid to give us one of their “cattitude” looks if we get in their way. The way they look at us is funny. Cats hide in the weirdest places, too. You haven’t had a cat for long enough if you haven’t spent an afternoon looking for it inside. Cats will sleep anywhere you leave them alone. If you leave a closet, cupboard, or dresser drawer open, a cat will walk right in.
Cats make good companions. Cats are also fun to watch because of how they play. They can chase a laser light or a toy mouse for hours. To get the toy, they will pounce, flip, jump, twist, and turn. You can’t help but smile. If you get a cat, you might not need a TV anymore.
Black Cats are Good Companions Too
From what’s been said, it’s clear that cats make great pets and friends. They are easy to care for, take care of themselves, and give back a lot. If you want to get a cat, think about getting a black one. Black cats have a bad reputation because of myths and fears about them. Because of this, they stay in shelters longer and are more likely to be forgotten than other cats.