February 15th, 2013
It has long been known that cats have a relaxing effect on people. According to the survey conducted by Cats Protection and the Mental Health Foundation in 2011, cats positive effect on people was totally proved. 87% of respondents who owned a cat felt it had a positive impact on their wellbeing, while 76% said they could cope with everyday life much better thanks to the company of their feline friends. So, the fact that cat’s companionship help to improve mood and mental health is evident. But in the countries such as Japan, the possibility of owning a pet is very limited due to small living spaces and restrictions made by owners of rented property. Still the necessity and desire to interact with these cute animals is high and this is a great basis for unique restaurant business that exists in many Japanese cities.
Cat’s Cafe is a very popular eatery in Osaka. For a modest fee of between $ 5 and $ 8 Japanese animal lovers can enjoy a coffee in company of a dozen of playful cats. Hour spent in their company can do wonders with visitors’ mood and have an amazing influence on their mental health. The first Cat’s Cafe was opened in 2004, but soon similar restaurants appeared in many other corners of Japan.
If you like this idea and consider becoming an owner of a Cat Cafe in your home town, then note that such restaurant business has its own very special features. Like hygiene for example. In order to prevent different infections that can be transmitted from cats to people, visitors should wear disposable socks and slippers as well as use antiseptic liquid. You should also be very careful when choosing pets for your institution. These should be vaccinated, friendly and sociable. And, of course, a monthly visit to a veterinarian clinic is a must for each pet.