Say Goodbye to Allergie You are not the only one. If you have children or are expecting kids, it can reduce your chances of them getting allergic . According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), pet hair can be prevented as well as other common allergies like ragweed and dust mites.

They'll Keep Your House Pest-Free Do not be deceived by the fluffy fur and fluff, cats are predators. Even though they are domesticated, cats still possess a hunter instinct and will help keep your home clean of mice.

They'll Make You Smarter No, seriously. A study of dog-lovers and cat-lovers was done at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Cat owners scored higher in intelligence than dog owners.

They Can Hear and Smell — While They're Sleeping Although cats do sleep a lot, (more later) they are still alert even when they're sleeping. Cats are able to sense and smell things even when they are asleep so that they can attack a pest in a split second. 

They're Very Photogenic Do we need to say more? Cats can be quite funny in photos with their expressive, big eyes. 

Cats Can Help Kids Learn Social Skill Children can benefit from the presence of cats. Care.com says that having a cat can help children learn social skills and cope with trauma situations. 

They’re the Ideal Pet for Apartment Many apartments permit cats, as they are quiet and less likely to wake up neighbors when they ring your doorbell. 

They Often Cost Less to Care for Than a Dog According the ASPCA cats are not as expensive as large or medium dogs. They require less food and toys and need fewer trips to the groomer. 

You Know They Are Low Maintenance Whiskers is not a walker like Fido. Older cats can also be left alone for a day or two if they have access to their food, water, and litter box. You should always consult your veterinarian before you do this. 

They Have Playful Mood Have you ever wondered why cats love to play? It's believed cats have a lot of energy that they store and then release through playtime. 

They’re Clearly the Most Intelligent House Pet  It's funny, but cats are smarter than we think. Animal Planet says that cats learn constantly and have a great memory. 

They Don't Make You Feel Bad When You Leave Them You may feel guilty if you have to leave your pet behind while you go to work. It might be easier if your cat is a person who enjoys having their own space. Cats will fall asleep whenever they are bored , about 15 hours per day . 

They Groom Themselve While you will still need to take your cat to the groomers once in a while it is important to remember that cats are usually able to take care of themselves, which can save you time and energy. 

They’re (Supposedly) Better for the Environment cats don’t consume nearly as much meat than dogs, which results in a smaller carbon footprint. According to some sustainability authors, while they are definitely smaller than cars, the carbon footprints of both animals and humans is comparable to that of cars. 

They’re Efficient Drinkers Because They're Sophisticated Being A study showed cats drink water "gracefully" so if misophonia (also known as. If you don't like the sound of your cat chewing and/or drinking, you might consider getting a cat. 

They’re Actually Good for Your Health  Studies show that cats may lower blood pressure and decrease the chance of suffering a heart attack. It is amazing to know that one of these adorable cats is helping you stay healthy. 

People Find Their Purrs Therapeutic Purring is not only adorable but can also be soothing for humans. There are many online videos that show cats purring to help people sleep. 

They Were Once Worshipped by Egyptian Egyptian history reveals that cats were hard-working to be accepted into homes. People began to notice that cats resembled Bast the Ancient Egyptian goddess for warfare and started to hold them in high regard. 

They Can Live for a Long Time There are few things more heartbreaking in life than losing a pet. It is for this reason that an average lifespan of a domestic cat is about 15 years . 

They're Just Adorable Although we don't have to tell you this, it is true. Cats are seriously adorable.