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When you own a cat, you bring unconditional love and companionship to your life. They can also help you relieve stress and anxiety, improving your Mental Health. But, to fully appreciate and love your pet, you must understand some General Cat Behaviour

One of the most common behaviour is ‘Marking‘. If you see your cat rubbing their faces in the corner of an object or up against your leg, they are marking their territories using the scent glands on the side of their faces and other body parts. 

Using this, they let other cats know about their territory and laid claim on you. Isn’t this cool?

The Health Benefits Of Cats

Pets can provide you with some powerful Health Benefits, and some advantages are specific to cats. It includes:

  • Lower stress and anxiety. No one can deny that one session of petting or playing with a cat can turn a bad day into a good one. It is also scientifically proven that a cat’s purr can calm your nervous system and lower your blood pressure.
  • Improve your cardiovascular health. Surprisingly, cat owners have been reported to have a much lesser risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Prevent allergies. You must have heard that a cat’s hair is one of the allergies. But, do you know if an infant is exposed to cats within the first initial years of life, there’s a good chance that they develop an immune system that fights not only the cat allergies but other kinds of allergens too.
  • Reduce feelings of loneliness. Cats make fabulous companions and offer unconditional love. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that their presence is equal to or sometimes even more significant than many human friends.

Having Fun With Your Cat(s)

One of the benefits of owning a cat is that you can always play and have fun with them, unlike some large animals who need huge space to play or run around. You can always enjoy yourself with your cat in your living room with some bit of imagination. But, beyond a yarn, there are plenty of other ways to entertain and have a bond with your cat. 

  • Play hide and seek. An old childhood favourite game can now become your fluff ball’s favourite pastime. Just hide the object that interests them under a blanket, and watch them hunt for it.
  • Blow bubbles. One of the biggest joys of cat ownership is their never-ending interest and curiosity for the ordinary thing. Blowing bubbles may seem like an activity you may have left back in school, but your cat will take them as some floating balls of mystery. It could revive your interest in small activities too. Cats love catching and popping the bubbles, and this is why you should always use a non-toxic bubble solution.
  • Set up a food treasure hunt. Cats enjoy any challenge that keeps their minds sharp and stomachs full. For this, you can place treats at different spots in your house and watch your cat work & search for them. Cats are so alert and graceful that you can even set up obstacles for them to navigate. This may even inspire you to be more active.
  • Use an app. iPhone and Android applications now offers various games to keep your cat entertained. It includes catching fish as they appear on the screen. 

How To Care For Your Cat?

Cats are the most independent pets, but owning one is still a significant commitment. They need a dedicated owner to keep them as healthy as possible. Few of the things cats needs include:

  • A fresh litter box. Most indoor cats will require a litter box, which is pretty convenient. But, it needs to be cleaned every day to avoid unpleasant odours. In any pet store, you can find some litter formulas that make it easy to get rid of waste and control the foul smell.
  • Regular grooming. The cat may not need grooming daily, and it still takes some work to prevent your living room from turning into a giant hairball. Weekly cleaning is usually enough, and you can find various cat grooming tools at most pet stores.
  • A scratch pole. Cats tend to scratch at the furniture or anything that they find interesting. Investing in a scratch pole will provide your cat with the scratching outlet and save you lots of money and frustration.
  • A well-balanced diet. If you feel like your beloved little friend is not getting enough nutrition, please consult with your vet about the same. Remember to avoid overfeeding, leading to obesity and other significant issues. Also, always make sure to keep their food and water bowls far away from their litter box to prevent any severe risk of contamination.
  • A safe environment. Cats are tiny and delicate animals that can easily spend their lives indoors. However, many cats love to roam freely outside with other predatory animals and traffic. This way, they can also threaten their safety. To constantly monitor your cat’s location, you can also keep an ID tag on their collar. When the pet is microchipped, it can help you identify its owner if it gets lost.

While looking for a cat, you may want to search for a pet that actively seeks attention from its caretaker, rather than one that hisses or scratches at you. So if you think you’ve found the perfect cat for you, try to make more than one visit to get comfortable with them, if that’s possible.

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