It has long been acknowledged that cats in particular impart comfort, bliss and even healing to their owners. This is notably true for the elderly, sick or abused children, problematic teens and prison inmates. The grimmest concern for this cosmic portion of our population is loneliness. A feline can be the answer by giving unconditional love, an indispensable ingredient for a healthy, happy life.
Owning a feline can teach a child responsibility, unselfishness and cats offer a cherished companionship the child will never forget.
For those who are under the weather, the mere act of stroking a cat’s soft fur and listening it him/her purr has been proven to lower blood pressure. When a cat rubs up against an ailing person, it’s as if a healing balm has been spread on the pain. Cats help calm down and compose their human companions, and spark hope anew. Cats have been used in the treatment of Alzheimer's by bringing the patient back to the present.
Cats are easy to care for. They can self-feed when it is required, and unlike dogs, do not need to be walked. This makes them model pets for special-needs children, the frail and senior citizens. .Essential equipment consists of litter box, scratching post, a few toys, water, food, and a loving owner.
Cats are loyal and loving and truly have brightened many lives