Are you looking to introduce a new pet to your family home? From dogs and cats to birds and fish, there is a vast array to choose from. However, for thousands of years, cats have been one of the most popular choices of domesticated pets, with the earliest known pet cat dating back over 9,500 years!
There are many reasons why cats make great companions, but we have taken a closer look at our top five:
- They’re low maintenance
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, many of us simply do not have the time to commit to looking after high-maintenance pets. Cats are one of the easiest animals to look after, as they do not require any training, can groom themselves, and are also incredibly easy to house train with a litter box.
They are also more self-sufficient, which means that you will not need to take them out for walks or daily exercise.
- They’re quiet
Cats are an incredibly quiet animal. From the soft patter of their feet to the low sound of their meow, they produce very little noise. This makes them great for those situations where a louder pet might not be suitable, such as living in an apartment or in close proximity with neighbours.
- Low care costs
Another very popular benefit of cats is that they are one of the more low-cost pets available. Research has shown that they cost less to care for than their dog counterparts, thanks to them needing less food, less care, and requiring fewer toys and equipment such as leashes.
Cats are also more independent, which means that as long as there is ample food and water, they can be left for a period of time without having to hire a pet sitter.
- They can improve your health
Perhaps a surprising benefit of owning a cat is that they can actually help to boost the health of their owners! They have been shown to help reduce stress levels, and research published in 2009 found that cat owners had a 30% lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.
- Keep pests away
Cats are natural hunters, which makes them a great addition to any home. Their presence and scent alone are often enough to scare away pests such as mice and rats, but if not, then they will soon be able to hunt down any pests that have made a nest in your property.
Keep your pet safe
If you have recently added a new pet to your household, then you will naturally want to keep them safe. Here at YoPets, we know how important your pets are to your family, which is why our mission is to help you keep them safe.
Have a free roaming cat? No problem. Our unique GPS trackers will let you keep a close eye on your pet no matter where they are. This means you will always know their location enabling you to keep them safe.
Want to find out more about our GPS pet tracker? Get in touch with our team today.