Benefits of Having a Cat.

Benefits of Having a Cat.

Benefits of Having a Cat.
Benefits of Having a Cat.

Benefits of Having a Cat.

 If you have decided to adopt or buy a cat, you need to consider many things. You will find tips on our blog. and suggestions for having a new cat.

Advantages of having a cat:

 There is no doubt about it, cats make great pets. After all, what's better than coming home at the end of a hard day and hearing the purring of satisfaction from an adorable ball of fur?

 Studies show that people with pets tend to be healthier and happier than those who don't have them, but remember that having a cat is a big responsibility and a lifelong commitment.

 When you are ready to take on this commitment, you will discover that having a cat offers advantages such as the following:

  • Having a cat has been proven to reduce stress.
  • Cat owners usually have lower blood pressure than people without pets.
  • You can benefit from a stronger immune system and recover from illnesses faster than people without pets.
  • Generally, children who grow up with cats have fewer sick days compared to those without pets.
  • Cats are very affectionate and have great personalities, but we also value their independence, meaning they require less care than other pets.
  • Cats can help people recover faster from emotional trauma, such as the loss of a loved one.

 Having a cat is very beneficial, but it's important to choose carefully to ensure that you and your furry friend will adapt well to each other. Your ideal cat will depend on your lifestyle and personal preferences. For example, you may want an adult cat to cuddle on your lap, or you may have a specific breed of kitten in mind.

 Our pet care experts recommend considering the following before committing to having a cat.

Which breed should I choose?

  • Mixed Breeds
  • Mixed Breed Cats
  • Pedigree Cats

There are around 60 recognized breeds and colors of pedigree cats, so you have plenty to choose from when buying a cat. Pedigree cats are divided into seven types:

  • Persian
  • British
  • Semi-Longhair
  • Birman
  • Oriental
  • Siamese
  • Exotic

 The great advantage of buying a pedigree kitten or adult cat is that you will have a better idea of what to expect from your pet. 

 For example, a purebred Siamese is likely to be vocal, mischievous, and demand your attention. Buying a pedigree cat will also give you an idea of its eventual size, coat length, and some common health issues associated with that breed.

 It is important to remember that unfortunately, inbreeding can sometimes occur, which means pedigree cats are more susceptible to genetically inherited diseases or behavioral problems. You should consider these factors and other breed characteristics when deciding to get a cat.

Should I get a male or female?

 Both males and females make great pets with very few behavioral differences between them, as long as they have been spayed or neutered. Some say that females are more affectionate and males are more independent, but you may come across a mama's boy or a self-sufficient female. When choosing a cat and selecting their gender, consider the following tips:

  • Generally, males are slightly larger than females.
  • Unneutered male cats are more prone to wandering far from home, increasing the risk of fights with other cats or traffic accidents.
  • They are also more likely to mark their territory with urine.
  • Unspayed females can be very vocal and difficult to keep indoors when they are in heat. They can become pregnant as early as five months, meaning your female cat can become a mother very soon.
  • Shelter cats should be spayed or neutered, but make sure to confirm this with the shelter advisor. If you need more information about spaying/neutering, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • Your choice of the cat's gender should take into account the cats you already have. If you have a sociable (neutered) male, a young (spayed) female may be the best option for both of them.
  • Generally, spaying a female is more expensive than neutering a male, especially if she is pregnant. Most reputable adoption centers have already spayed/neutered the cats before offering them for adoption.

Whichever decision you make in choosing the ideal cat for your family, you have an exciting journey ahead filled with unforgettable experiences with your new four-legged friend.


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