We love cats and we thought we’d share some of the benefits of having a pet cat. Many people think cats are unfriendly and aloof but this is not always true. Cats are almost always perfectly happy being on their own but they still form close bonds with owners and even other cats.
Cats also like to sleep and can notch up fifteen hours of nap-time during one day but, owning a cat is till a commitment that you need to consider carefully. Your cat will still need your attention.
Cat owners are less likely to suffer from stress and are known to relax more and have greater life satisfaction. Cats keep their owners feeling young and active and learning how to care for a cat can do wonders for a child’s self-esteem, social skills and sense of responsibility to others. For many owners, their cat is an integral member of the family – inspiring feelings of peace, joy and happiness and providing fun and laughter.
The above quote is from the Cats and People Document on www.cats.org.uk – you can find the whole document here. There is also a comprehensive series of guides available here. These important documents cover everything you need to know about owning a cat and you can download them and keep a digital copy if required.
Everything from feeding your cat, microchipping, pregnant cats and ageing cats is covered in the documents linked but, if you live locally and have any concerns, Grove Vets are happy to help.