5 Reasons Why Cats Make The Best Pets

Sigmund Freud once said, ‘Time spent with cats is never wasted.’ The ancient Egyptians held cats in highest honour. They were considered as goddesses and were worshipped. We often perceive them as solitary, aloof creatures but such is not the truth. Cats are as playful as dogs. They will run, leap and pounce upon a toy, which can be quite a spectacle.
And not to mention, they make the most delightful sounds. Their purr can make you squeal like a child. Cats are indeed very cute! So, if you are planning to bring a cat companion home, here are some good-to-know information you would want to know that may be helpful for you later.
Agile and playful
Cats love to play. Squishy toy, ball, string and even empty boxes are great play-things according to them. You do not have to buy expensive toys for them, a homemade toy would do just fine. Play-things make your feline friend happy, mentally occupied plus it’s a treat for your eyes as well.
Low maintenance
Cats do not need constant attention and they will be content just by being near you. They like being indoors most of the time, watching out the window or napping in your lap. They are best pets for urban dwellers as they do not require large open places to play. Cats can be left at home for a few hours, since they do not need to be walked.
Spick and span
Apparently, cats spend one-third of their waking hours grooming themselves. They use their tongue to lick and comb through their fur and dig out dirt with their teeth. They moisten their forepaws with saliva, and use them to wash their faces and any other parts they can’t reach easily. Additionally, cats are mostly litter-box trained. They prefer doing their business in a clean box, so it is important to keep the litter box tidy time to time. Bonus: They don’t need frequent baths.
Heal the heart
Fondling a cat has a positive calming effect. A study found that over a 10-year period cat owners were 40% less likely to die of a heart attack or stroke than non-cat owners. They lower your stress level, anxiety and improve your mood.
Less Allergies
If you are expecting a baby, adopting a cat would be a better idea now. The National Institutes of Health released a study that revealed that children under a year old who were exposed to a cat were less likely to develop allergies—and not just pet allergies. Researchers say that high pet exposure early in life seems to protect against not only pet allergy but also other types of common allergies, such as allergy to dust mites and grass.
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  1. Reply Khadijah U. Bilal September 25, 2016 at 4:47 am

    The article on cats is so true. I second each statement about what they need and their behavior. My cats Mr. Whiskers , a Maine Coon, Laila, a beautiful Bombay, and mother of three litters before neutering is by far the most emotional and comforting, and third, Sasha, an opinionated Chausie are all very clean and prefer to have their own separate living places. Laila, is contented at having her head rubbed; loves to sleep on a bed at the foot of our bed and arrives promptly each day to spend time with me Laila hates to take pills, but is the best cat for cozy lap talks. She talks only when she wants to be fed.

    Mr. Whiskers is the male that enjoys daily rough-housing with my hubby. He runs when he hears the Master of the house arriving. He loves treats and always allows the lady cats to go first. He enjoys sitting wherever I sit, the Lady of the House, moves wherever I move and pleads at my bedroom door to come in a nd sit with me.

    Sasha, is a cat of a different emotional color. she segregated herself to the den, prefers to have it all t herself. remains in the window all day until she has business to do. she does not like to talk to adults, She has never had a litter, but loves to have human baby visitors, who, she allows to rub, stick her in the face or fall over her while she remains patient and not confrontational. After company leaves. She shoos everyone out of her space. She clearly says “mine” if and when someone sits on the den sofa, counter stools or anything she claims from her area. Although she is not allowed to sit on them! At night, she sits directly in front of the door to greet any of the male members of the household. She prefers to sit cuddly only with the men of the house. She likes only male adults.

    These cats who have been with our family for over nine years are all family members who know what each human family member will do for them. They are indeed the loves of my life after my Hubby, adult children and live-in grandson. I would feel a great loss with out them. The are the Mutaffifin of our lives-(Arabic for one who follows around), and given that the Prophet (saaw) says the cats see the angels, they are welcomed to stay here with us lifelong. They are inside cats who silently help meet our silent emotional needs!

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