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A common misconception about cats

Black cats

When it comes to pets, the rate at which black cats are adopted is not as high as it could be, no thanks to an old pet stigma of black cats. This may have started in the medieval times, where black cats and other pets (even cats of other colors!) were associated with being a witches familiar (in laments terms, the black cat was the witches assistant). Black cats are also the pets that are highly associated with various evil practices, Halloween, and bad luck.

The stigma on the black cat is much higher as it is amongst other pets. Other pets who are close to this stigma could be Pitbull’s or Rottweiler’s. Black cats, specifically, are viewed as bad luck in the United States, but are viewed as good luck in the United Kingdom. Each country has their own pet stigma, but the black cat stigma stretches across the world.

Bad luck

The most popular black cat superstition is the presence of bad luck if a black cat is to cross your path. As we move from medieval times and medieval folklore, this superstition is becoming less and less popular amongst populations. However, the black cat is still associated with Halloween and the Wiccan year of Pagan through Samhain. During this time, black cats are the pets who are commonly associated with evil or wrong-doing. Black cats are the pets who are popular amongst Halloween decorations and Halloween costumes, portraying a frightening persona. As if the black cat stigma was not bad enough, being associated with a Wiccan holiday does not good for an innocent black cat who just wants to be adopted.

It is now known that black cats are portrayed with evil, witches, superstitions, folklores, and so on. They adopt a frightening person around Halloween and Wiccan holidays, due to these superstitions and folklores. However, what these superstitions and folklores fail to tell you about black cats, is that they are actually a fantastic pet.

Black cats are just like any other pet: they just want a companion, food and water, and for someone to entertain and love them. Unlike other pets, black cats do not get adopted as frequently—which is probably due to the black cat stigma. They are very curious pets, lovable pets, and have spunky personalities that may seem different from other pets.

If you are unsure about adopting a black cat, even though that little black kitten and the pet shelter was just the cutest thing, then ask someone about it. Many people own at least one pet, if not more, and will be able to help you come up with a decision. Another way to decide if you want to adopt a pet, specifically a black cat, is to discuss it with those who are working in pet shelters, pet stores, and even veterinary clinics.

To conclude, black cats make wonderful pets. Their stigma is becoming outdated and old-fashioned, and more and more people are starting to adopt black cats. Be sure to check your local pet shelter for one of these furry cuties!

Our favorites types of pets for companionship!

Why we love to have pets in our lives

One aspect of life that people seek out is companionship. Everyone wants a someone who can understand and love them and who they can understand and love back. Building a strong network of companions helps improve people’s quality of life, so sometimes people adopt pets to strengthen their network. Pets can offer unconditional companionship and they can help many people maintain happiness even through the toughest of times. Also, people can adopt a pet to help with other things like work or home security.

Common types of pets in our households

There are many different types of pets one can obtain. The most common types of pets are cats and dogs, but some people like more exotic pets like rodents, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and spiders. Other people even like adopting pets that are commonly seen as wild animals, like foxes, skunks, raccoons, and wolf-hybrids. Any “wild” animal that is kept as a pet should be domesticated in order to keep the animal safe around humans. All states in the US have their own laws regarding what kind of pets someone can have, and some pets are restricted or illegal. For example, in some states, you need to have a certain amount of property acreage in order to have a large animal like a horse, and in some states it is illegal to have certain species of monkeys. Some states require permits to have a wildlife pet as well.

There is almost no limit to what type of pet someone can own, but it is important to do research to make sure you are well-equipped and prepared to take care of whatever pet you want to adopt. All animals deserve to have a healthy and happy environment to live in, so it is essential that their owners do everything possible to give that to them. It is also important that owners train their pets and warn other humans of any behaviors that could be dangerous for them or the animal. Animals have their own instincts and personalities that cannot always be molded to what humans want of them, so sometimes we as humans need to respect their needs and find ways to work around that.

Caring for your pet properly

Taking care of pets can become time-consuming, stressful, and costly. Training your pets requires extended time and patience. Cleaning up after your pet or having to make time to take care of them can sometimes become stressful especially if you are caught up in work or other responsibilities. Vet bills can become expensive when unexpected medical issues arise in your pet. It is important that you be prepared for any of these things. Having a pet isn’t just about having a companion to keep you happy – sometimes your pet needs you, too.

Adoption

When you adopt a pet, they become part of your family, no matter what purpose you obtain them for. Whether you adopt an animal to help with work, to keep you company, to help protect your home, or just because you like to have them, it is vital that you take care of them and treat them as if you would treat any member of your family.

Check out this list of 10 popular small pets from Animal Planet

We All Love Pets- Things To Think About

Pet expenses

Pets can be very expensive for their owners. Many first time dog or cat owners do not understand how big of an investment their new family member can be. As a living, breathing organism, pets require some of the same things that human beings do, like food and water, but also also require pet specific expenses. Taking your dog or cat to the vet regularly can add a significant amount of cost, especially if they have a history of illnesses or medical problems. Some owners may have to groom their dog or cat frequently due to the nature of their hair, fur, or skin. For most pet owners, neutering or spading your dog or cat is optimal because it prevents accidents from adding unwanted puppies and kittens. These procedures can cost up to $200 per pet, and are commonly forgotten when owning a young or once feral animal for the first time. Younger pets are also required to get the core vaccines, which includes a rabies shot. These vaccines, although not very expensive, are a $20 cost that also must be included.

The type and size of your animal can also determine how often and how much you need to feed it. Larger dogs with bigger appetites will be more costly to feed and maintain when compared to a smaller, less active cat. Although there are many kinds of foods, most pet owners prefer to feed their animals high quality foods in order to keep them living longer. This extra quality usually comes with an extra cost.

Bigger dogs and cats also require bigger cages for them to stay in while the owner is away from home. Theses cages and shelters can range anywhere from $15 to $1000, and it is advisable to choose a product that is made of a suitable material and is big enough to comfortably hold a dog or a cat. Some pets may like their cage and will abstain from damaging it; others may gnaw on or break it. The expenses from these damages will involve buying another cage or getting a current one repaired.

Training your pet

Most first time dog owners get puppies, which usually infers that they are going to pay for some level of etiquette training or home preparation. Some pet stores have training school included with the purchase of a more expensive breed, but most owners pay extra for schooling. Dogs can be very stubborn, which translates to longer training hours. Some training schools charge a lot of money by the hour, especially if a dog is consistently misbehaving or ignoring commands.

 

Most people take vacations at least once a year – these vacations usually don’t involve their pets, so pet-owners must organize temporary living arrangements for their animals. It is common to drop a dog off in a kennel, where it is taken care of for a price over time. Cats can be a little easier, but may still need supervision. Although kennels are expensive, they make sure that your dog or cat is safe and fed well. Hiring a cat or a dog sitter, although cheaper, can result in unwanted results due to incompetence.