Three reasons why you need a cat
Owning a cat might be one of the most amazing experiences you will ever have. This is simply because cats can truly change your life for the better. Now, I know cats have a bad rep when it comes to being affectionate but it might be time to learn their love language rather than comparing it to a dog’s way of showing that they love you.
So, we know that when a dog wants to show you love you, they will wag their tail, follow you around and completely disregard your personal space (not that we are complaining). But did you know that cats also show they love you just by doing, well, the complete opposite of that!
According to Pet Circle, there are a few ways to tell if cats love you. These include:
🐱 when they talk to you (yes, they can be truly vocal about their love for you)
🐱 when they bring you ‘gifts’ (you might not like them, but they do it out of love)
🐱 when they give you love bites (maybe they do talk human after all)
🐱 when they show you their belly (they are very protective of their tummy btw)
🐱 when they purr (but you probably knew this one already)
So, now that you see that cats do show that they love their fellow humans, let’s take a look at why you need your very own feline friend.
Are you ready for some paw-some reasons to own a kitten? Then let’s get right to it:
Reason #1: Cats help relieve stress
When a cat purrs they do so in a range of 20 to 140 hertz; this has been shown to be therapeutic for humans.
This means that a cat’s purr has many health benefits for humans. And according to The Catnip Times, this includes:
🐈 lowering stress levels
🐈 helping labored breathing
🐈 lowering blood pressure
🐈 helping to heal infections, and
🐈 healing bones.
To top it all off, a recent study by WebMD found that “cat owners are less likely to die of a heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases.”
Reason #2: Cats know when you are ill
When you are ill, you want lots of attention and you want to feel loved and cared for unconditionally — enter cats. I am sure that many cat owners will vouch for this by saying whenever they have a cold their cat or cats will lie by their feet or stay closer to them.
The reason they do this is because cats know when you aren’t feeling well, and since you build a relationship with them, they will want to make you feel better. Not only that, but they want to ensure that you are feeling safe and one of the best ways for them to do just that is by giving you a lot of physical attention.
They might knead on you or come cuddle with you more frequently during the time when you are feeling ill.
Reason #3: Cats are independent
Owning a pet that is independent might prove to be extremely helpful. This is because if you are anything like me, whenever you leave home you are worried about your pets. Are they okay? Are they bored? Did I provide them with enough toys until I get back from the shops?
With cats, you don’t have to worry about any of these things because they are very independent. “Cats sleep an average of fifteen hours a day, and some can sleep up to twenty hours in a twenty-four hour period,” according to PETMD. This means that while you are out and about, they are probably belly up on the sofa soaking in the sun.
Not only that, but they can keep themselves busy by bird watching, playing with their favorite catnip toy, or by grooming themselves. “Cats typically spend between 30 and 50 percent of their day grooming themselves,” says Pamela Perry, animal behavior resident of the Animal Behavior Clinic.
So you can rest assured that your cat’s diary will be fully booked every day.
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