Getting a cat (or any pet for that matter) can be a life-changing moment. It certainly was for me! My cats give me so much joy and they are the best companions I could ever ask for. The decision to get a cat was not something I took lightly and I researched all the pros and cons before getting my first cat in 2013. I wanted to share what I learned at that point (and some of the things I have learned after that) – I hope this video can help you decide if a cat is the right fit for your lifestyle.
Each pet has pros and cons and it’s important to find a pet that suits your current lifestyle as well as the lifestyle you anticipate for the next 10-20 years. I decided on cats instead of dogs as they fit my current and future lifestyle a lot better. I live in a medium-sized apartment and having cats just works better for that situation.
As always, we are all different and have different ways of approaching life. What I discuss in this video is based off of my personal experience and other people may have different experiences. I hope this video gives you a few things to think about regarding owning a cat.
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Wishing you good health and happiness,
Benefits of cats: https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-being-cat-lover
Health benefits: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3317329/
Scratching issues: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/cat-care/common-cat-behavior-issues/destructive-scratching
Inappropropriate elimination: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/cat-behavior-problems-house-soiling
How to determine if you’re allergic: http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/healthy-pets/are-you-allergic/
Books I found useful (not affiliate links):
Why declawing isn’t recommended:
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