Why We Love Cats (And You Should Too!)
- 25 May 2017
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- Pet Wants
At Pet Wants, we’re proud to let the world know that we absolutely love both dogs and cats. According to the AVMA, even though there are more cats than dogs in the United States, more households own dogs than cats. With 36.5% of households having at least one dog and 30.4% owning a cat, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the reasons why cats really do make amazing pets:
1. Lower Maintenance
Bringing a pet into your home is a big commitment. That’s why we encourage anyone who’s considering becoming a pet owner to take plenty of time to fully think through this decision. Be sure to think through your lifestyle what type of animal will fit best. Compared to dogs, cats don’t require as much care and attention. While dogs need to be taken out multiple times a day, cats are happy to use a litter box and will enjoy simply having short bursts of indoor play with you.
2. Lots of Fun
It is true that cats tend to be more independent than dogs. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy interaction. On the contrary, cats are quite adventurous and curious. As long as you take time to get to know your cat and what it enjoys doing, you’ll be able to have lots of fun together.
3. Like Having a Routine
Cats definitely enjoy having a structure to their day. The good news for anyone who has a job is it’s fine to leave the house to work. As long as you’re able to provide a consistent daily structure with things like when you give your pet cat food, you’ll find that your cat is quite happy with its existence.
4. Surprisingly Cuddly
We all know that many cats are quite independent. But as a domestic animal, they still enjoy coming to humans for comfortable warmth. The key to maximizing these types of interactions is knowing that cats’ body language is different from dogs and ensuring you know the different things your cat is trying to communicate.
5. Stay Very Clean
Cats take a lot of pride in keeping themselves clean. So if this is an important factor for you and your family, you’ll be very happy with a cat’s grooming habits. Even if you let your cat spend some of its time outside, you’ll find that it does a great job of keeping itself clean from head to toe.
If you think that a pet which is low-maintenance, lots of fun, likes having a routine, is surprisingly cuddly and stays very clean would be a good fit for your lifestyle, we encourage you to visit a local animal shelter and spend time with the cats that they have available for adoption.
For more information on pets or to try one of our formulas, please contact Pet Wants WNY at: (716)245-1378.