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.
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.
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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