5 Things Parents Of Human Kids Should Consider Before Adopting A Cat

Little boy is meeting his new pet, little grey cat that is in parent's hands

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When you have children, especially babies and toddlers, there are many things to consider if you’re thinking of adding a cat to your family. Studies show that children who grow up with pets tend to benefit greatly.

A cat needs ongoing love, care, and attention for the long haul. Fortunately, cats make great pets for families with children, but it’s important to make well-informed decisions, especially when children are concerned.

Here’s a list of things for parents to consider before bringing a cat into their family and home.

Be sure to educate your children and everyone living in your house about cats and what to expect. Discuss how to play with the cat safely, what cats do and don’t like, and what foods are toxic. Set boundaries so that everyone will have a long, happy, healthy life together!

Also, if you want to get your children interested in cats, check out these 20 cat facts to share with kids.

If you’re a mom or dad, we’d love to hear from you, as well. What are some other things parents should consider before bringing a cat into their family? Have you introduced your kids to a new cat before? Let us know in the comments below!