Calling all of our Walking Wetnoses Cat Parents! As you may or may not know we are Loudoun County Virginia’s premiere pet sitting company and love our cat clients as much as our doggie ones! So to give a little love to the felines we are sharing this fun (and interesting!) article from Mental Floss entitled ’10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner.’ Here are a few to get you started, but be sure to visit the article link here to read more!
“1. OWNING A CAT IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
If you’re worried about your carbon footprint, it’s better to own a cat than a dog. A 2009 study found that the resources needed to feed a dog over the course of its life create the same eco-footprint as that of a Land Cruiser. Meanwhile, cats—which eat less in general and are more likely to eat fish than corn- or beef-flavored products—only have the approximate carbon footprint of a small hatchback.
2. THEY’LL HELP YOU COPE …
Losing a loved one is incredibly painful, but one of the best ways of coping is to own a pet. Cats have been shown to help people get over their loss more quickly, and show less physical symptoms of pain, like crying. Despite the fact that they are only animals, cats serve as a social support during difficult times. People in mourning report talking to their pet to work out their feelings, since it is often easier to talk to something that won’t respond and can’t judge than to another human being.
3. … AND FIND A SIGNIFICANT OTHER.
If you’re a single guy and you can’t seem to get a date, get a cat! A British poll found that 82 percent of women agreed they are more attracted to men who like animals. And while having a dog will do wonders for your dating life, a whopping 90 percent of single women said that men who own a cat are “nicer” than other guys. Listing that you own a cat on your dating profile could do wonders for the number of responses you get—but remember, a cat is for life, not just until you find a partner.
4. CAT OWNERS ARE SMART.
A 2010 survey of British pet owners by the University of Bristol found that people who owned cats were more likely to have college degrees than their dog loving counterparts. In 2014, a researcher in Wisconsin surveyed 600 college students and found that cat owners were actually more intelligent as well. (But it’s probably not the cat itself making the owner smarter: The researchers conducting the Bristol survey said that smarter people tend to work longer hours, and since cats require less attention than dogs, they are a better choice for the busy intellectual.)”
If you need help with your feline companion, be sure to contact us today! We are available for long-term pet sitting or daily house visits. We can work with your schedule to help make life easier!
Phone: 703-951-PETS (7387)