You may have heard that dogs are a man’s best friend but we think cats come just as close. These furry little creatures are incredibly loyal, albeit not as reliant on the human company as dogs. They make for the perfect addition to your family because of their soothing, quiet presence in your home. They’ll care for you just as much as any other pet but demand a lot less in return.
If you need more convincing, here are six reasons to adopt a cat today.
1. They’re Independent
Cats are independent by nature. They don’t require a lot of attention to stay happy and can fend for themselves quite easily. This makes them the perfect pet if you have a busy lifestyle that doesn’t give you a lot of time to take care of a pet. They will appreciate the little time you can spend with them, but still be happy if they’re left on their own for long periods of time (just as long as they get their food and water!)
2. They Clean Themselves
Sure, pets are adorable – but they’re not as cute when they’re dirty or stinky. Luckily for you, cats are super hygienic and take meticulous care to groom themselves properly. While you’ll still have to deal with occasional shedding, they will remain far cleaner than other house pets because of their natural affinity to keep themselves well groomed.
3. They Can be Potty Trained Easily
Adding on to their grooming habits, cats are also easily trained to use their litter bin. They don’t need much direction and will figure out how to use their litter box without a lot of direction. This means they won’t rely on you to take them out to ‘do their business’ like other pets might. You’ll just need to keep their litter box fresh and they’ll take care of the rest themselves!
4. They Can Help Keep Your House Free of Insects and Pests
Because of cats’ affinity to hunt bugs and pests, your house will be mercifully clean of pesky lizards, mice, and a number of other bugs. It’s like having an in-built pest control system in your home. Who doesn’t want that?!
5. They’re Entertained Easily
If you’re worried or guilty about not having enough time to play with your pet, don’t you fret! Cats are easily entertained. They’ll find pleasure in the simplest objects or a paper ball and keep themselves entertained for hours at an end. This means even the most mundane household items can be turned into interesting toys when put to good use.
6. They Can Be Good for Your Health
Yes, it’s true! Having a pet can greatly reduce your chances of getting higher blood pressure and can even lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases. There’s something so soothing about stroking a cat and hearing them purr. The release of endorphins in your brain can produce a calming, and happy effect on the body.
If you are in Fayetteville, NC and have a feline friend you want to make sure is in top shape, you can always rely on Cliffdale Animal Hospital to meet your needs. We offer the best preventive care for your kitty along with a number of medical, dental, and surgical services to keep your pet looking and feeling its best.
Get in touch with us today by visiting our website or calling us at 910-487-5013.