Six Key Benefits of kittens You May Not Know About
It’s great to see that you safely jumped in with both feet and are ready to learn all about kittens from whiskers to tail. The first thing to help you on your way to becoming the best pet-parent in the world is to understand all of the key benefits of having and raising kittens. There are quite a few to choose from, but let’s take a look at few of the noteworthy ones.
Six Key Benefits of kittens You May Not Know About
They are low maintenance pets
Kittens are low maintenance, especially more than puppies, and cats are going to be even better in terms of their independence and laid-back attitude. Dogs and puppies are great and all, really, but if you work and/or you’re not used to having a pet than you’re going to find a kitten will be much more preferable.
You’ll love all that they’ll be able to do for your home and your family!
They reduce stress and anxiety
I can speak on this from personal experience. There were days when I was literally in tears with stress and frustration. I’d go into the playroom with the kittens, sitting amongst them, and within five minutes, I’d be laughing, stress-totally melted away. Even after I would go back to my daily grind in “the real world,” I’d be more at ease. I am sure you will agree with me after just the first week of having one at home.
They can make you a more social person
This is something that took me a while to realize and understand. Having a kitten is like having a companion (more on that later), and as they become a part of your life, you’ll start to share some of your favorite memories with the people around you. Cats are easy topics to talk about, and whether it’s a good or bad story about a kitten, they make great conversation starters with strangers, classmates, and coworkers.
No, seriously! In comparison to dogs, owning a cat is much greener in terms of its carbon footprint. Cats eat mostly plant-based food and require less human-made products, allowing them to reign as the “best green pet in the world.”
Therefore, a kitten is totally an investment in green living and in a green future. So, if you needed a reason to inspire the inner eco-friendly part of yourself or your green-loving friend than this is it. And science even backs it up!
They can help you find a like-minded friend/partner in life
If you’re searching for a kind and caring friend/partner, then look no further than one who owns a kitten or a cat. Cat-parents are calm, honest, loving, gentle, and all sorts of other traits that make them immediately a great option if you are looking for a companion in life. Additionally, a cat can become your companion too if you aren’t looking for human companionship. Kittens are great as snuggle buddies and won’t steal all of the blankets (though they may steal your pillow).
They can save your life
Cats are smart and perceptive and if they notice a fire, detect a gas leak, feel something shift in your body, then they will warn you. Cats can sense when you’re having heart problems, for example, and there’s even the option to train your kitten to be a service animal just like dogs! It’s a great option to consider if you’re looking for companionship with a twist. So, now that you’re convinced that getting a kitten is just about the best thing ever let’s tackle the cat versus kitten debate. The thing is, bringing home a cat is absolutely an amazing thing because you give an older cat a chance at home instead of at a shelter or a store, but there are downsides to know about too, that a kitten can eliminate.
Firstly a kitten is great for kids because they’ll be playmates and will keep each other out of trouble, which is great. Additionally, when you get a kitten you’ll be getting a clean slate. This means that you’ll be able to make sure that he or she gets along with your kids, your other animals, and all of the other elements of your home and family for that matter. Where an older cat may have problems adjusting and adapting to a new home, kids or other pets. Getting a kitten is also great for overcrowding.
A lot of people are quick to think that kittens are always adopted, which is true in some cases, but the sad reality is that in stores and shelters, they are often disposed of (in one way or another) when they reach a certain age. So, grab them while they’re young and you’ll actually be saving their lives. As if you needed any more incentive, right? Lastly, kittens are great for learning all there is to know about cats in general, especially behavior. You’ll see it from their first few months and onward, allowing you to really absorb the whole kitten experience and use that to further your understanding about cats. If you are interested in training than this is especially important. Just like the expression “can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” the same applies to cats. Sure, it’s possible, but it won’t give you the same positive results as a kitten will.
Kittens are absolutely a great idea when you are hoping to make sure that you get everything from the beginning. They’re great companions, offer you a lot of benefits that you can see above, and they’re just amazing in terms of what they’re capable.
You’ll love having a kitten for so many reasons and with this guide to help you; you’ll be able to start seeing that bringing a kitten home and getting through your first year – while full of milestones – is going to be fun and worthwhile with plenty of adorable photo ops on the way. With all of these great perks in mind, let’s take a look at beginning the process to bringing home your brand new family member.