The term pet basically refers to the species of animals that can be domesticated, kept and owned by the human being inside the comforts of their home as their companion or part of their family that can provide them various benefits for their emotional, social, mental and physical health, and can also provide them protection. Pets are also known as companion animals, and the most popular animals that are commonly made as pets are ferrets, house rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, fancy rats, white mouse, chinchillas, guinea pigs, parrots, canaries, corvids, parakeets, hermit crabs, tarantulas, frogs, tropical fishes, gold fish, snakes, lizards, turtles, cats and dogs, and these animals are chosen by the people due to their charming, attractive and appealing appearances, and their lovable, loyal and playful personalities.
Cats are basically one of the most popular pets of the human beings in every parts of the world, and the reason as to why the people chose this specific species is because of their ability to hunt vermin or any household pests, like rats, cockroaches and mice. The physical and natural attributes, skills and characteristics of pet cats includes quick reflexes, teeth that can kill small preys such as pests, sharp retractable claws, strong and flexible body, ability to see in near darkness, ability to hear sounds in both low and high frequencies, and a better sense of smell. It is in the nature of each and every pet cats to be very sociable, and they can communicate with their human owners and guardians by the use of their body language, their pheromones, and their various kinds of vocalizations, like purring, trilling, hissing, growling, grunting, and mewing. The behavior of domesticated cats varies on their breeds, and those include their aggression, play, elimination habits, body language, hunting, grooming, urine marking, face rubbing, and communication. The intelligence level of the cats compromises their ability and their capacity to acquire new behavior that can be applied to their previously learned knowledge to their communication needs; to respond to training cues; to solve problems; and to adapt to its environment. Domesticated or pet cats have their own basic needs in life that needs to be provided to them by their guardians and owners, and those needs includes food, water, milk, enough sleep and rest, proper grooming and regular baths, regular visit to veterinarians or pet stores, and pet accessories and devices, like toys, beddings, wire and slicker brush, metal-toothed comb, carrier, collar, scratching posts, kitty litters, and food and water bowls. The responsibilities of each and every owners and guardians to their pet cats includes providing them with multiple and separated key environmental resources, such as their basic needs; providing them with a safe and secured place; providing them the opportunity for predatory behavior and play; providing them an environment that tends to respect the importance of the cat’s sense of smell; and lastly, is providing them a consistent, predictable and positive human-cat social interaction.