Why Should You Pet a Cat?

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Though there are numerous people who consider cats as a bad omen, few of them who own felines are well acquainted with the perks and effortlessness involved in petting them. Sometimes, pets turn out to be better companions than humans as they fill the void of love and affection in a desolate individual. Being purry and cuddly, cats are self-sufficient enough to stand out for you towards them without asking for much. Further, petting a cat as your roommate can transform you both, mentally and physically. However, some cats are all cuddly and need your lap every time while others are introverted and crave their own space.


Here are some of the key benefits that come with making a cat, a member of your family:

Act as Stress Busters

Cat
Cat

Your cats might get into your suitcase and provide company to your luggage, or jump into your bathing tub and almirahs. But, they will be there with you after a tiring day. It is scientifically proven that spending time with your cats can result in reducing the level of cortisol, a stress-related hormone in the body. Having animals as pets also makes your depression heal as you can escape the depressive thoughts by the company of your cat. You no longer have to face loneliness as your pet would be there to listen to your rants, complaints and accompany you with your food.

Hygienic

Young cat
Young cat

Unlike other pets who bring dirt into the house and even practice coprophagia, cats are relatively clean and tidy. Cats mostly tend to clean every part of their body on their own as they are quite sophisticated. You just need to clean their ears as they cannot. Dogs might need baths regularly but that is not the case with cats. Moreover, they might refrain from using a filthy litter box or areas that contain litter. To conclude, a pet that prevents mess instead of befouling your home is a blessing.

Ideal for Introverts

Play with baby cat
Play with baby cat

People who do not prefer to attend social events and visiting crowded places are mostly pet lovers. Cats are the ultimate go-to pets for introverts who do not gel well with people and cats, in turn, help them to prevent such people. Further, it is believed that children suffering from autism are more likely to socialize and their bodies might produce more oxytocin that helps in the reduction of repetitive behavior. Felines have an independent nature and are quite outgoing which makes introverts open up to the external world.

Sleepy Heads

Street cat
Street cat

Instead of constant meowing and messing up your stuff, cats look for a cozy place to sleep. They can sleep for hours and still look tired unless they get hold of their favorite dishes or rats. Moreover, they become cuddly when sleepy which is a rare case, especially when you have a cat that likes her own space. Sometimes, they even doze off while sitting and staring at the ceiling. The amount of sleep depends on the energy required by them. Accordingly, they either take a catnap or a comatose. Comatose is the stage when they are fully asleep and no loud music can wake them up. You can get them vaccinated and get their hair trimmed while they doze off completely or else, be ready to get scratched!

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Savage

The cat looks at the camera
The cat looks at the camera

Nobody likes it when someone chases them all the time. Cats do the opposite, they seek their owner’s attention by ignoring them and showcasing attitude by scratching unnecessarily. They have exceptional obsessions like spoiling hair and watching movies with you. The relationship we share with them is the one like those couples who love each other deeply but do not express it. Likewise, cats need your affection and attention intensely but would find fun ways to acquire it. However, if you run after them for cuddles, you are quite likely to get a savage reaction.

Entertaining

British shorthair cat wearing a funny costume
British shorthair cat wearing a funny costume

Cats are the epitome of fun memes and videos these days. From pictures to videos, they become the star of your social media. These petite felines attract everyone with their cuteness and puffiness. As soon as you reach home after a tiresome day, they are there to entertain you with weird postures and naughtiness. For most of the part, you will keep finding them in a bucket, shoes, or shopping bags. Surely, you must have had a look at those humorous cat videos while scrolling Instagram and Youtube. We can never get enough of those videos where the cat is being savage. Imagine experiencing the fun when you have one of your own!

Self Sufficient

Cute cat
Cute cat

People living in metropolitan cities prefer cats over other pets as they are tiny and require relatively lesser space. Kittens can get exposed to dogs and cats easily that can cause regular fights. So, the smaller the house, the better. You do not have to keep looking for it and it’s better if it stays right next to you. Additionally, they are extremely self-sufficient and you can leave your cat for the weekend with food. They might miss you a bit but wouldn’t create a chaotic situation. They would only meow if they get hungry, so make sure you keep sufficient food and water along with their litter pit.

Improve Health

Cute cat watching from her hiding place
Cute cat watching from her hiding place

Felines are known to ameliorate your health both, physically and mentally. Living with a pet for a decent period can help boost your immune system and fight chronic diseases. As aforementioned, they act as stress busters which help in balanced blood pressure and heart rate. Moreover, with a positive impact, cats help in the reduction of depression and anxiety issues. Hence, it improves mental health alongside preventing chronic and heart diseases.