Why Cat Make Fantastic Pets

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No need for a mansion

Cats don’t need a vast house and garden. In fact, some cats never go outside at all. Cats can thrive in a small apartment

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Cat owners are smarter

A study carried out at Carroll University, Wisconsin, found that cat owners were more intelligent than dog owners! Whether the cat made them smarter, or smart people get cats, who knows?

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Time

Cats aren’t too demanding on your time. Yes, they interrupt you when you’re working or on the phone.

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The boost to your social media likes

Cats are extremely photogenic, and they know how to sit still, unlike some other popular domestic pets. With their expressive eyes and bodies

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Kids’ development

Pets are brilliant for helping children develop social skills and a sense of responsibility. They teach kids monumental lessons such as the circle of life, calmness, empathy, biology, patience, love and companionship

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A peaceful pet

Yes, cats can be fairly vocal in their communication, but it’s mostly at a fairly low level  – compare a meow to a bark.

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You don’t need to stay at home all day

Cats tend to sleep for most of the day, while you’re out at work, as they are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk.

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They are relatively long-lived

Compared to many domestic pets, such as hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits, at an average of 13-14 years, cats live for a decent chunk of a human life

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Prevent allergies

Given that cat allergies are the most common indoor allergy after house dust mites, this may come as a surprise. However, studies such as this one from the National Library of Medicine show that if a child is exposed in early life to cats,

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Boost heart health

Thanks to cats being associated with the reduction of stress and blood pressure, several studies, such as this 2009 paper from the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology

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Playtime

Cats might not be as needy as some other pets, but they do love to play. Find your inner child by blowing bubbles, playing hide-and-seek or setting up an edible treasure hunt.

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Kittens

Even if you’re “not a cat person”, you’d need a strong will to meet a litter of kittens and not want to take one home.

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