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Having a cat when you have children: 5 good reasons
Having a cat when you have children: 5 good reasons
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There is some prejudice about having pets at home and especially cats when you have small children. Even the common thought that the cat is angry and vengeful because we reserve our attention to the child, does not reflect reality. People who think this have probably never lived with a child and a cat together. Of reasons for having a cat when having children there are many, we will tell you only a few.

Health

cats and children can live together
cats and children can live together

The first thing is about health. How many times have we heard prejudices about cats in the house when a woman becomes pregnant, or a child has to be born. The greatest concern concerns hygiene and any diseases that the animal could transmit to the baby or expectant mother.

the playmate cat
the playmate cat

In reality, a cat that is well cared for, vaccinated and followed by a veterinarian has no risk of infecting the baby or the future mother. Indeed, recent studies document that growing up in contact with cats decreases the risk of developing asthma and allergies.

They contribute to the tranquility in the house

cat and baby grow up together
cat and baby grow up together

Secondly, the tranquility. As is now well known, the presence of a cat in the house or in the family gives tranquility to the environment. Studies show the beneficial effect on heart rate and the reduction of anxiety states. It would seem that the cat's purr activates seratonin, a hormone that regulates morale and hunger.

More responsible children

cat and child play immediately
cat and child play immediately

The third point is responsibility. Children with a cat or any other animal in the house will take a lot of responsibility. Remembering to feed him, to change the water, to clean the litter box. The child will have more self-confidence. Having a cat at home plays an important role in your child's education.

He's a lot of company

it will protect him
it will protect him

Fourthly, the company. The kitten will be experienced by children as the faithful friend to whom they can confide dreams, joys and anger. The cat will be a teacher for life.

Starting with the little things like "even the cat goes to the doctor", "even the cat washes", "the cat eats too" and one day "the cat also dies. Just like us ".

A perfect playmate

Fifth, the game. The child can become the perfect playmate for the cat. But let's be careful to teach the child respect for the cat.

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