Some would argue that dogs are more popular than cats. A lot of people own dogs as pets in their households, especially after the pandemic hit. A lot of people needed companionship, and pets required homes. It was a win-win!
Multi pet households often contain one dog, one cat, or two dogs and two cats. The list goes on and on! If you have been wondering about whether or not you should add another pet to your household, consider a loveable kitty. If you aren’t sure about why you should adopt an Edmonton cat, here are five reasons why!
1) Cats are low maintenance and independent
Cats, for the most part, are docile animals and keep to themselves. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t loving and like to be around their owners, though. Cats can manage themselves in terms of their feeding, cleaning, and play. You can rest easy knowing that your cat can care for themselves until you get home to give them all the love! If you have a busy lifestyle but still want to reap the benefits of having a pet, then a cat might be a good choice for you.
2) Cats are quiet
Cats like to relax and enjoy their surroundings. They are not as active as dogs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to play and interact with their humans! You will likely find your cat lying on the couch or in their comfy bed in the house. Some cats like to lay in the sun as well, so if you have good sun exposure during the day, you may catch them warming up and working on their tan!
3) Cats are very clean
Cats are very good at maintaining their hygiene daily. They are born with a barbed tongue to lick their entire bodies to keep themselves clean. They moisten their forepaws with saliva and use them as a washcloth to ensure maximum cleanliness. You can still brush or comb your cat with proper grooming tools from your local pet supply store. Brushing is a great way to bond with your cat. Grooming your cat every so often is a way to inspect them to ensure there aren’t any unusual bumps and bruises on them.
4) When You Adopt An Edmonton Cat, It Helps With Your Mental Health
Pets serve as natural remedies for managing anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Cats can bring so much joy and purpose to your life, especially during a time when the world seems to be so unpredictable and scary. Taking some time out of your day to play and interact with your cat when you’re in those stressful moments can help to improve your mood. Cats offer immeasurable unconditional love to you, so whenever you need a dose of happiness, your kitty will be waiting for you.
5) Cats have long lifespans
Nobody wants to give the idea of parting with your pet too much thought. It is a sad reality that most pet owners may outlive their pets. Cats are among the few pets whose lifespan is quite long. On average, cats can live up to 20 years old! Your cat’s lifespan also depends on their lifestyle, what food they eat, and most importantly, whether they are indoor or outdoor cats. Statistics tell us how dangerous it is for cats to live outdoors. While they are naturally built for hunting, they are ill-equipped to fend for themselves long-term.
There are, unfortunately, so many cats in need. They are often discarded, and their lives drastically and tragically undervalued. There is such a disregard for this beautiful animal.
If you have ever considered sharing your life with a cat and you have the time and desire to give them a life that they deserve, I strongly suggest that you start looking at your local rescues and see if you can find a feline friend to share your life and adventures with. You won’t be disappointed.
If you need help caring for your new Edmonton family member, Diamond In The Ruff is here for you. Contact us today to see how we can be there for you and your new family member.