What are the Benefits of Owning a Cat?

What are the Pros of Having a Cat?

Cats — what would we do without them? And if you’re the owner of a feline “fur baby,” chances are, you know that there’s no greater love than being a pet parent. While there are a handful of feline owners across the globe, there are still many who are not certain whether or not they should take the leap and make a big dream of theirs come true.

Connecticut’s go-to pet shop discusses some of the benefits you can look forward to when owning a cat.


Although you must take care of your cat (e.g., provide food and water, schedule trips to the vet, change their litter box, etcetera), they’re more low-maintenance than owning a dog. For instance, cats do not need to be taken for walks or entertained around the clock. Instead, they’ll usually find their means of amusement — however, they’ll almost always be down for a game of catch the squeaky mouse!

Keep Pests Away

There’s nothing more spine-chilling than seeing a rodent, spider, or other creature scurrying, crawling, or flying around your home. Luckily, with a cat by your side, they’ll help keep those pests out of your humble abode! Felines have a passion for hunting rodents and removing insects; consider it their version of soccer, hockey, or baseball! While you may catch a glimpse of their “winnings” now and then, your mind will be at ease knowing that your furry friend is keeping your living space safe.

Quiet and Independent

In addition to being mavericks, felines are also very quiet pets to have. As mentioned earlier, cats are considered low-maintenance, independent pets compared to dogs; your feline friend would rather spend some time alone than be entertained with a feather. At most, your feline friend will let out a friendly “meow” when they’re looking for food or need to get your attention — otherwise, these cuddly creatures will tip-toe around your home without making a sound.

Family-Owned Pet Shop in Connecticut

Founded in 2012 and based in Orange, Connecticut, A to Z Pet Shop is a proud, family-owned business dedicated to finding “fur-ever” homes for every animal. From cats to dogs to small animals in-between, we’re your number one source for all your pet needs. 

To see which cats we have available, call us at (203) 553-9997 or fill out a quick form online!