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7 Benefits of Owning a Cat

June 30, 2020

7 Benefits of Owning a Cat

Why cats make great pets

At DakPets, we are huge fans of both dogs and cats. There are a lot of pros and cons to keeping both kinds of animals as pets.

If you’re trying to decide whether getting a cat is the right choice for you, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite reasons why life is better with a cat.


7 reasons to get a cat

Check out our list of benefits to getting and owning a cat, and see if they help you decide whether or not getting a pet cat is the right decision for you.

1. Cats are low-maintenance and independent 

Cats are very good pets as they don’t require as much attention as other options such as a dog. You don’t have to walk the cat and you don’t have to deal with it barking at everything that happens to walk by your home. 

Young cats are extremely playful and you can interact with them when you want to. However, most cats are content to play with toys or to entertain themselves - which is great if you don’t have a lot of spare time on your hands.


2. Cats are great companions

Cats can be silly at times and they often enjoy curling up on your lap and purring. Your cat won’t come running when you are home at the end of the day and knock you over. 

They also don’t lick or bite so you won’t have to worry about how they will interact with others when you have company. Cats always seem to be able to tell when you need some comfort, which is why they make such good companions.

If your cat does have any particular habits you aren’t keen on, you may want to use a clicker to train them to stop doing them. You can read our helpful guide to clicker training here.


3. Cats are a practical choice for kids

Taking care of a pet can help a child to become more responsible. However, some pets are just too time-consuming to look after properly. 

A cat makes a perfect choice for children because they tend to take care of themselves. As long as they are given sufficient food and water they will remain happy.

Indoor cats will have to be trained to use a litter box but most of them learn very quickly so you won’t have to deal with cleaning up such messes around your home. 

However, you will need to remember to clean the litter box regularly, since cats do not like to use a dirty litter box.


4. Cats are a comparatively low-cost pet

Cats are clean animals as they spend a large amount of time grooming themselves each day. That means you don’t need to take them for regular grooming appointments or spend time bathing them.

In the majority of cases, cats lead a very happy and long life without too many problems. They don’t cost very much because cat food and litter are very cheap. 

They don’t require as many vet visits for routine shots either (unlike dogs), which is great news as these can become quite expensive.


5. Cats can offer a natural pest control solution

For those that have problems with mice, cats make a great natural system for taking care of them. 

This means you won’t have to deal with messy traps or dangerous poisons around your home. 

Many cat owners claim they haven’t come across a mouse in their home for years, since cats can act as a strong deterrent as well as a natural predator.


6. Cats are unique 

Cats have a gentle hum to them that can be relaxing for humans. They have coats in all colors as well as eyes that are very shiny and bright. 

Each cat has their own personality, which you become familiar with as you get to know them better. There are many breeds of cats but some of the most beautiful cats are those that are mixed breeds. 

If you’re thinking of getting a cat, we recommend keeping an open mind about the breed of cat you would like to get. You might find you fall in love with a mixed-breed animal, and not the pure breed you had in mind at all.


7. Cats are intelligent

Cats are very smart animals too so they will quickly learn which behaviors you are pleased or displeased with based on what you praise them for. Contrary to popular belief, cats are obedient and want to please their owners. 

They will learn fast that you don’t like them scratching on the furniture or putting their tail in your face while you are sleeping.

Lots of cat owners wonder what their pets get up to all day whilst they are out at work or elsewhere. This fascinating video captures the activities and behavior of outdoor cats who had cameras unobtrusively attached to their heads for one day.


We hope you’ve found this list of good things about cats helpful. There are so many benefits of having a cat as a pet, but we wanted to share just a few of them here with you!

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