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Why you should not get a cat?
Cats can trigger asthma, and some people are allergic to cat hair or dander (dead skin). If you have young children, a cat might not be the best idea. Cats may be unpredictable around children when unsupervised, so teaching your children how to behave around cats is vital.
Can a cat kill a human?
Because of their small size, domesticated house cats pose little physical danger to adult humans. However, in the USA cats inflict about 400,000 bites per year.
How dangerous is cat fur?
Not only can pet dander cause itchy eyes and a runny nose, but pet dander can potentially be harmful to your respiratory system. According to the American Lung Association this can “lead to a decline in the ability of the lungs to function.” Make sure that you and your loved ones are safe; let’s start at the basics.
Why do cats sleep next to you at night?
The reasons for this are varied, but generally speaking, it is the person who cares for them each day. This bond is important to your cat as they are social creatures that need affection and attention from their owner. By sleeping with you, it is another way for them to show their love. You may like this Do new rocks last?
Is it OK to kiss your cat?
It’s best to avoid the stomach too as most cats don’t like having their tummy touched. Cats usually prefer brief interactions so if you do want a kiss, a quick peck is best. This ideal way to show your cat some affection though, is to let them come to you.
How long does an indoor cat live?
Do cats sleep when they are in pain?
Cats who are painful may withdraw from their usual family interactions, may become less engaged in their surroundings, and may start hiding. You may notice decreased eating and/or drinking. You may also notice changes in sleeping patterns. Some may sleep more, while others may sleep less.
When should I put my cat down?
Persistent and incurable inability to eat, vomiting, signs of pain, distress or discomfort, or difficulty in breathing are all indications that euthanasia should be considered. You and your family know your cat better than anyone else, so try to make a reasoned judgement on quality of life.