Should You Keep a Cat as Pet

October 2, 2020

There has always been a place for those furry little friends in our hearts. But do we have their places in our homes too? This question is quite a difficult one for most people because keeping a pet especially a cat needs a lot of consideration.

There are hundreds of benefits of keeping cat as pet. You have to make sure that you are perfectly ready to bring an animal in your family. Yeah I know, you desperately want a furball in your house but your mind is continuously asking a question to you: “should I keep a cat in my home?

Well, if you are looking for the answer, then you have landed at the right place, in this article, we are gonna make it easy for you to decide whether you are in the right state to keep a cat as a pet or not.

How do You Know if you are ready to keep a Cat?

If you want to keep a cat, then make sure that you fulfill all these requirements. Though it’s not some kind of government policy that you must fulfill, you can still keep a cat without these essentials. But if you don’t fit on these conditions, then keeping a cat might become a headache for you, because after all, a cat too is a living creature and not a toy.  

Financially Stable

Make sure that you are financially stable and you have enough money to fulfill the needs of your family, because if you are already hardly making both ends meet, then cats are not a good idea for you. Though the cat is not that much expensive-to-care animal, still it has a lot of needs that do require several dollars like meals, veterinary appointments, vaccinations, etc.

Ready for A long-term Commitment

Now a really important thing to consider is that cats bear a long lifespan, it can be anywhere around 11 to 20 years, so if are ready to make a long-term commitment, then its fine. But if you are thinking of keeping it only for 3 to 4 years, then forget it, because cats are not gonna leave you alone for almost 2 decades.

Prepared for Litter and Meal Duty

Are you a responsible person? Because owning a cat comes with a lot of responsibilities. I mean, some people give up just by the thought of cleaning the litter box. So, if you are ready to give all these duties that include a punctual mealtime, then there is nothing that can stop you from owning a cat.   

Three Signs you shouldn’t get a Cat for Your Home

There are several important things regarding your health that you should keep in mind before bringing a cat.

Make sure that you are not prone to Allergies

Though cats are known to increase and boost up Human immunity, still if you are a sensitive person and are prone to allergies, then cats are not a good idea for you.

Are you ready to Sacrifice Your Furniture?

If you are crazy about your furniture and don’t even let your kids spoil it, then you and your cat are not gonna get along, because cats love to scratch the sofas.

Most People Can’t Bare the Smell of Litter

If you can’t bare strong and pungent odors, then don’t forget that cats litter boxes are awfully smelly.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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