This is the month for you if you’re a cat lover! From December 1st to the 31st, we’ll be celebrating National Cat Lovers Month. That means it’s time to get out your whiskers and celebrate all things kitty-cat.
So what if you don’t own a pet? This is still the perfect time of year to learn more about these wonderful creatures and maybe adopt one yourself!
Read on as a local vet talks about cats and all the eccentricities that make them so lovable.
For the most part, cats are low-maintenance pets. Unlike dogs, they don’t need to be walked or taken on long runs every day. They can be litter trained and will use the same spot repeatedly as long as it’s convenient for them.
Cats are also great at entertaining themselves with their own playthings, so they’re not as likely to whine when you’re not home.
Lots of “Purrr-sonality”
Cats make for great companions. They can be loving, loyal, and affectionate. However, cat behavior can vary from cat to cat.
A kitten who’s never been around other cats will behave differently than an adult cat who‘s always lived with other cats, and both will likely behave differently from a socialized cat who grew up around both other animals and people.
Some cats are affectionate, some prefer their privacy and independence, while others enjoy being highly social with you, your family members, and even strangers!
Keeping Your Cat Happy
Cats are extremely intelligent, and to be happy, they need to spend quality time with their humans. They enjoy toys that are interactive and can play with you or other people. Many cats also like being able to “hunt” in your house by having little toys they can chase around.
Cats are very playful creatures—they were originally bred from highly energetic, desert-dwelling felines! However, they tend to get bored easily if they don’t have something exciting or new every now and again.
Finding the Cat That’s Right for You
Cats come in many different sizes and shapes. Some cat breeds are more popular than others, but you can still find a breed that’s right for you. If you’re looking for a cat with short fur, there’s one for that! If you’re looking for a cat with long hair, there’s one for that too!
The most important thing is to make sure that the breed of your choice matches your personality and lifestyle.
If you have more questions or need help with finding a cat to adopt, please don’t hesitate to call us, your local vet, today!