Numerous studies have shown the amazing benefits of pets for human health. This is hardly surprising, as the bond between humans and their pets has been known to increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their human owners.
In this article, we will look at some of the amazing benefits of pets for human health.
Is owning a pet important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the health benefits of having a pet include:
With those big eyes and playful paws, kittens are irresistibly adorable tiny bundles of joy. And one thing’s for sure. Once one of these furry little balls of energy enters your life, things will never be the same again!
What’s more, it is always an absolute delight to watch them mature and grow up. Which brings me to the all important question: What’s the best age to adopt a kitten and bring home your little bundle of delight?
But first, a note of caution.
What we sometimes don’t realize, is that cute as it is, a kitten can be a lot of hard work. Kittens don’t come with an off-switch. At least not yet! And just like tiny babies, kittens need looking after.
At the very least, you will need to give kittens four feeds a day, and provide them with constant entertainment. And oh did I mention countless litter changes?
So, what’s the best age to adopt a kitten and bring home your irresistible bundle of joy?
Is there a right age to neuter a male kitten? In order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, it’s recommended that cats are neutered at around four months old, after they have completed their primary vaccinations.
Some vets still recommend spaying at five or six months and it’s quite safe to neuter older cats.
But first, should we even neuter kittens at all?
Good pet hygiene is not just the latest fad for pet parents. It is much more. As a responsible pet parent, you should practice good pet hygiene not just for your pet, but perhaps more importantly, for the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes in contact with your pet.
And there are good reasons why.
Animals are known to carry and spread stomach bugs like salmonella. Our beloved pets can infect us humans with parasites, fungal infections and other diseases. In fact, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 6 out of 10 infectious diseases are zoonotic i.e. these diseases pass from animals to humans.
In a moment, we will look at how to stay healthy around pets. We will also consider some good pet hygiene tips every responsible pet parent should follow.
But first, how pet hygienic are you?