The Benefits of Owning Cats
Without a doubt, pets are very popular among first-world countries today. In many western countries, cats are actually the most-owned pet, even more than dogs, fish, or birds. Cats are affectionate but less demanding than dogs, don’t have to be exercised daily, can use litter-boxes instead of having to be let outside. Many folks feel that felines have a certain “aura” of cleverness and mystique.
But can cats actually have a beneficial effect on a person’s health? Research shows that having a pet cat can affect a person’s emotions and psychology in a positive way. Quite a few people that have depression, stress, or old age can find comfort in stroking a happy, purring cat in their lap. Cats can be great friends and companions.
Cats can boost confidence. Taking care of a pet can teach a child to be caring and responsible. When