Jun 01, 2023 | By, For Pet's Sake

National Adopt a Cat Month: Why cats make great pets

June is National Adopt a Cat Month, which is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our feline friends. Cats may have a reputation for being aloof and independent, but they are some of the most loving and affectionate pets you can have. Adopting a cat is a rewarding experience, and helps to save the lives of thousands of cats in shelters across the country. Now is a great opportunity to explore why cats make great pets, and what you need to know before adopting a cat.

They are low-maintenance

Cats are self-sufficient and require very little attention compared to other pets. They groom themselves and use a litter box, so there is no need for walks or potty breaks. They also don’t need training like dogs, and can entertain themselves with toys and scratching posts. This makes them perfect for busy people who don’t have a lot of time to devote to a pet.

They are great companions

Although cats may not always be up for snuggles or playing, they still make great companions. They are affectionate pets who like to cuddle and purr, and will often follow you around the house. They are also great listeners and can be a comforting presence during difficult times. With a cat around, you will never feel lonely.

They are good for your health

Studies have shown that owning a cat can be good for your health. Petting a cat can lower your blood pressure and reduce stress, leading to a happier and healthier life. Cats also provide emotional support and can help to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Plus, playing with a cat is a great way to get some exercise and improve your mood.

They are quiet

Cats are quiet pets that won’t disturb your neighbors or wake you up in the middle of the night. They meow and purr, but they don’t bark or howl like dogs do. This makes them perfect for apartment dwellers and those who value a peaceful environment. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your cat disturbing your sleep.

They are low-cost

Compared to other pets, cats are relatively low-cost. They don’t require as much food or medical attention as dogs and their equipment is cheaper. This includes toys, litter boxes and scratching posts. If you adopt from a shelter, the adoption fees are also typically lower than buying a pet from a breeder. Plus, you will be saving a life!

By adopting a cat, you can provide a loving home to a furry friend who will bring joy to your life. Cats are low-maintenance, great companions, good for your health, quiet and low-cost. You can celebrate National Adopt a Cat Month by visiting your local shelter or rescue organization and finding the perfect cat for you. You won’t regret it!

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