Cats can be somehow annoying but mostly entertaining. They are funny and cute without even doing anything. Surely, they will disturb you in the most adorable way. You got no choice but to spend your time cuddling with them than doing your house chores. But here are the reasons why having a cat is the best pet you can have.
Say Goodbye to Allergies
According to the National Institute of Health in the U.S., kids exposed to cats will most likely to prevent having allergies. Not just the pet fur allergy but also the common ones.
They’ll Keep Your House Pest-Free
Cats are natural predator. Even if they are domesticated, they still have the hunting feature which can also benefit you because they will make your house pest-free.
They’ll Make You Smarter
In a study at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin about Dog-Lover Vs. Cat-Lovers, it was recorded that most cat parents have higher intelligence than dog owners.
They Can Hear and Smell — While They’re Sleeping
Cats’ attentiveness is incredible. Even if they are sleeping, their sense of smell and hearing are still active. Cats do sleep a lot (more on that later, but even when they’re snoozing, they still stay super alert. They’re actively hearing and smelling things while asleep, so that they’re able to pounce on a pest at a moment’s notice.
They’re Very Photogenic
Need we say more? With their big, expressive eyes, cats can turn out to be pretty hilarious in photos.
Cats Can Help Kids Learn Social Skills
Cats can have a bunch of positive effects on children. According to Care.com, owning a cat can teach kids social skills and help them cope with traumatic situations.
They’re the Ideal Pet for Apartments
Plenty of apartments allow cats because they’re quiet, so they are less likely to wake the neighbors up when someone rings your doorbell.
They Often Cost Less to Care for Than a Dog
According to the ASPCA, cats won’t break the bank nearly as much as medium or large dogs because they require much less food, fewer toys, and fewer trips to the groomer.
They Have Playful Moods
Ever wonder why cats love to play? Since they don’t hunt for their food, it’s believed kitties have an abundance of energy stored up and release it through playtime.
They’re Clearly the Most Intelligent House Pet
Just kidding … but seriously, cats are a lot smarter than people make them out to be. According to Animal Planet, cats are constantly learning and have an excellent memory.
They Don’t Make You Feel Bad When You Leave Them
When you head off to work and need to leave your pet behind, you may start to feel a little guilty. But it might be easier with a cat who loves having the house to themselves. Cats will sleep whenever they’re bored — about 15 hours a day.
They Groom Themselves
Sure, you’ll still have to take your feline to the groomers every once in a while, but cats generally take care of themselves in that department, saving you time and energy.
They’re (Supposedly) Better for the Environment
Since cats don’t eat nearly as much meat as dogs do, it results in a much smaller carbon footprint. While definitely smaller, both animals have carbon footprints equivalent to cars, according to some sustainability authors.
They’re Efficient Drinkers Because They’re Sophisticated Beings
A study found that cats drink water “gracefully,” so if you have misophonia a.k.a. you hate the sound of chewing (and/or drinking), you may want to get a cat.
They’re Actually Good for Your Health
Research shows cats can help lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack. It’s amazing knowing that one of these cuties is keeping you healthy.
People Find Their Purrs Therapeutic
Not only is purring absolutely adorable, but it can also be a soothing sound for humans. In fact, there are numerous online videos of cats just purring to help people fall asleep.
They Were Once Worshipped by Egyptians
Egyptian history shows that cats worked hard to be welcomed into homes. But people eventually noticed that the animals resembled Bast, the Ancient Egyptian goddess of warfare, and they started to be held in high regard.
They Can Live for a Long Time
There are few things in life more heartbreaking than losing a pet, which is why knowing that the average domestic cat has an average lifespan of about 15 years is quite comforting.
They’re Just Adorable
We don’t really have to say this, but in case you need convincing, cats are seriously cute.