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Why I Have Cats in My Home: The Science and Spirit of It

Posted by Dr.Christianne Schelling on

A veterinarian explains the science and spirit of having cats.

I have cats in my home, and here's why: they provide unconditional love and acceptance. That's it!

Of course, they also provide fur, hairballs, messes, and litter boxes to deal with, but none of that overrides the love they give me.

Over the years, I've started to see scientific studies verifying what cat-owners already know about living with cats. Things like this:

There's room for two atop the Command Center

  • Cats can use different types of vocalizations for different people.
  • Cats may prefer human company over food, toys, or good smells (A.R.Udella, 2017).
  • Cat purrs fall into the same frequency of sound that has been shown to aid in bone and wound healing and joint and tendon repair.
  • Cats have personality traits that are similar to the ones that humans have (Carla A. Litchfield, 2017).

Play with your cats on and around your kitty's scratching alternative

I'm a veterinarian, so I enjoy reading research, but I'm also a cat owner (or should I say cat caregiver because no one can really owns a cat), so I know all about the bond that can only be touched on by science and is more felt by the heart.

I've used both to create my Purrfect Post products. I've combined my knowledge of the science of what cats want to scratch with my love for cats and desire to help in the fight against declawing to design and build my scratching posts.

And my clients and their cats love it. We recently implemented a new way for people to leave reviews for us. They can send us pictures or videos of their cats using our products, and they've responded in a big way.

Take a look at some of the ones we've gotten:

You can leave your review for us, too, and you'll get a coupon code for $10 off your next purchase once we accept it: Submit a Review.

At Purrfect Post, we blend the science and spirit of sharing our lives with cats and building products for them. We end up with the best of both worlds.

Works Cited

A.R.Udella, K. R. (2017, August). Social interaction, food, scent or toys? A formal assessment of domestic pet and shelter cat (Felis silvestris catus) preferences. Retrieved from

Carla A. Litchfield, G. Q. (2017, Aug. 23). The 'Feline Five': An exploration of personality in pet cats (Felis catus). Retrieved from Plos One:

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