Are Cats Good Pets?
All animals are important to me, but especially dogs and cats. Although I was raised with dogs, I adopted my first cat three years ago. Although I love dogs, and I hope to have one of my own someday, I’ve found cats to be far more loving than I thought.
Although self-proclaimed cat lovers and dog owners may not agree, they might still be friends. As someone who has owned both cats and dogs, I see that cats can be as wonderful (and sometimes even better) pets as their companion dogs. It all depends on how you live. Contrary to what dog owners would have you believe, cats can be just as loyal, playful, and fun as dogs. Cats are also easier to care for than dogs.
Cats tend to be clean animals
Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves so you won’t have to bathe them as often. Cats smell better than dogs. Your cat will not go outside to eat skunks or roll in the dirt, unlike dogs. Cats are better at cleaning themselves than dogs, so they feel cleaner when you pet them.
Cats Are Quiet
Even the most insistent and loudest meows can be quieter than most barks. Even when your cat tries to get you to give her more treats, her meows are cute. Your neighbors won’t complain about your cat’s meowing. You won’t be bothered by these cute sounds.
Cats Are Low-Maintenance
Kitties are more independent than dogs and other pets. Cats don’t have to go outside as often as dogs, and they can exercise outdoors all day. Also, cats don’t need as much training like dogs. Cats can also be cleaned themselves.
Although cats still require love and attention, they are not as dependent on humans as dogs. While a cat will be content to cuddle up with you while you work, a dog might need your full attention. You can leave your cat alone while you work, and they are less likely to damage your home.
You don’t have to take cats outside
To do their business, cats don’t have to go outside at night. Although cleaning out the litterbox is not something that anyone enjoys, it is much more enjoyable than going outside in the dark or bad weather with little bags of your cat’s waste and carrying them around until you reach a trash can.
Small cats can be exercised indoors if there are plenty of climbing spaces. Cats don’t have to venture outside so they won’t track in the mud even if you have finished mopping.
It’s super easy to potty train cats
Most kittens are familiar with how to use the litterbox from the moment they arrive. Even feral or stray cats can use the litter box to dispose of their waste after they go to the toilet. To potty-train, your pet furry friend, all you have to do is show her the litter box and teach her how to use your hand to dig into the (clean) litter.
Protect your home from pests with cats
Mice and rats can usually be kept away by the mere presence of a cat. Your cat’s natural predator instincts can kick in if a rodent attempts to enter your home. It can be quite gross to find the remains of your furry friend’s hunting successes, but it is better than having vermin wandering around your home.
Cats are excellent at hunting insects and can keep your home free from houseflies, moths, and other creepy crawlies. However, be aware that some bugs are not very appealing to cats. Ladybugs won’t be attracted to your house by your cat.
Cats Cost Less Than Dogs
Cat and kitten adoption fees are often lower than those for dogs. Cat food, toys, and other supplies for cats are generally less expensive than those for dogs. Cats are smaller than dogs and require fewer purchases. Cat care is often cheaper than that for dogs.
Cats will be happy to play with toys that aren’t expensive. My cats love cardboard boxes, milk jug rings, and silicone bracelets. You can donate a few dollars to charity for their favorite toys.