Been considering adopting a cat but aren’t sure yet? Here are five reasons why you should definitely do it. It’s a decision that you’ll be thankful for as long as you’re together.
1. You’ll feel loved.
The common myth goes that dogs are more affectionate than cats. This is actually false. In fact, cats remember the kindness they receive and reciprocate it. No one can make you feel quite as unconditionally loved as a cat. They’re warm, their purring is adorable and they give the best cuddles. What could be better than snuggling up to a fuzzy cat on your sofa at the end of the day?
2. You’ll be healthier.
It’s been scientifically proven that cats improve both your mental and physical health. Cats serve as social support during difficult times in your life, like losing a loved one. Your stress levels will also go down, reducing the risk of heart attacks. Cats might also help you sleep better. In a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine, 41 people reported sleeping better thanks to their pet. Cats actually help you live longer.
3. Cats are independent.
Compared to most other pets, cats are incredibly independent. They don’t need a lot of supervision which makes them the perfect pet for people who work long hours or don’t feel like getting up at 6 every morning to walk their pet.
4. They’re great hunters
Every cat has a tiger in their heart. Even housecats hunt and they’re great predators. They’ll keep the mouse and bug population down in your home. This is especially great if you live in a rural area where mice tend to infest houses.
5. You get to save a life.
Shelter animals who don’t get adopted end up being euthanized. By adopting a cat, you are saving its life. That’s a pretty big deal. When you adopt, you gift a life.