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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!

Tips and tricks for taking care of your pet

Best practices

This almost seems like an oxymoron. If you have a pet, you should know how to take care of it, right? Of course! However, there are always first time pet owners, and any information on taking good care of your pet should be good information for any pet owner. There are so many different pet trends going around, like grain-free food, all organic food, grooming, medications, and so on. It can be very confusing on what trend you should be following. The pet trend you should be following, though, is the best pet trend for your pet!

Before you get a pet, you should always do your research. Even though cats and dogs are cute, sometimes they just are not a right match for a person (the same goes for all other animals). By doing your research, you are preparing yourself and even saving some money in the long run.

Once you have determined what kind of pet you want, get the pet! Once you have your pet, set up a vet visit. Explain that you have a new pet and would like to get their shots up to date, get them a license, and even have a physical done to check for any medical conditions. Most pet adopting places already do this for you, but it is always okay to get a second opinion from your trusted vet. Make sure during this appointment, you stress any concerns you may have. Your vet will give you the best information on taking care of your pet and tips on how to train them.

Make sure you do your research on different pet foods. There is a huge variety of pet food brands, and it is important for you to determine which would be the best food for them. Some people prefer cheaper pet food brands that have more fillers and chemicals than their expensive counter parts. Some people spend good money on their pet food, or even home cook their pets healthy meals every day. If you are confused on what food to get, research the breed of your pet and determine what the best food is from there. Just because your neighbor feeds her dog kibbles, does not mean you need to feed your dog kibbles as well.

Find entertainment for your pet. From toys to treats to walks, all of these are forms of entertainment for your pet. Entertaining your pet is great for bonding, but also keeps your pet from getting bored or acting out. If you can, take your pet to the store with you and allow them to pick out their treats and toys. This is a fun activity for both pet and owner!

The single, most important part about taking care of your pet is to love them and pay attention to them. You will know your pet better than anyone else, and it is important you follow your intuition about your pets. If your pet seems off, call the vet and express your concerns. If your pet looks bored, play with them or take them for a walk. Pets are great companions for any person; they just require patience, dedication, and love.