worst aspects of cat ownership

No matter the breed, vet bills may skyrocket. Even healthy cats have accidents, and they need immunizations, microchips, and worming medicines. Veterinary bills rise with cat age.

We appreciate that the cat has a place to do its business, but a litter box is an open, unflushed toilet that needs frequent cleaning to avoid smelling like a public facility.

Cats love to scratch furniture, whether it's a newly upholstered sofa or a freshly painted door frame. Boredom, stress alleviation, exercise, or territorial scent-marking are bad for clean homes. Get them a scratching post to dissuade them.

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Cats are good for fleas. Outdoor cats are more susceptible to fleas, which are difficult to eradicate. Even when the adults die, hundreds of eggs survive in corners, crannies, and carpets. 

Cats scratch instinctively to maintain their claws and mark territory because they have smell glands on their paws. However, when they sharpen their claws on humans—even their beloved owner—something is wrong.

Given that cats usually sleep all day, it's strange that they wake you up early. Since cats are crepuscular, they are most active at dawn and dusk. Warmer temperatures help cats sleep longer, whether they're hungry, playing, or chilly.  

Enjoying these bubbles in the morning or evening will pink up your cheeks. We allow you to blame all that shoveling.

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