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If you’re a cat lover, this is the month for you! 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 feline.
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 perhaps adopt one yourself!
Read on as a local vet talks about cats and all the eccentricities that make them so lovable.
Cats are relatively 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 if 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 away from home.
Cats are great companions. They can be loyal, loving, and affectionate. However, cat behavior can be very specific to each individual cat.
A kitten who has never been around other cats will behave differently than an adult cat who has always lived with other cats, and both will likely behave differently from a socialized cat who grew up around both people and other animals.
Some cats are affectionate, some prefer their independence and privacy, while others enjoy being highly social with you and your family members (even strangers).
Cats are extremely intelligent, and they need to be engaged with their humans in order to be happy. 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 that they can chase around.
Cats are very playful creatures—they were originally bred from desert-dwelling felines who needed an outlet for their energy! However, they do tend to get bored easily if they don’t have something new or exciting every now and again.
The most important thing is to make sure that the breed of your choice matches your lifestyle and personality.
If you have more questions or need help with finding a cat to adopt, please don’t hesitate to call us, your local vet in Huntersville, NC, today!