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Why Your Cat Is Good for Your Health

We could go on and on about why cats are such delightfully amazing pets. Think about it. They’re the perfect low-maintenance companions. Besides being adorable, they also give you a warm, happy welcome when you come home (but on their own accord of course).

Simply owning cats is good for your health, too.

When you think of things that can help you get healthier, you don’t really think about cats that much. However, health professionals and researchers are finding that owning a cat can actually benefit your health. You can enjoy a number of benefits from cat ownership.

How Are Cats Good For Your Health

Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression – It’s no secret that millions of Americans suffer from stress, anxiety disorders and/or depression. Having a cat has many psychological benefits, and one of those is relieving stress, anxiety and depression. Being able to care for an animal, or having a cat snuggle with you, can help you feel better, and reduce your level of stress.

Helps you recover more quickly from sickness or accidents – ‘Cat rehab’ has great health benefits and has even been found to comfort cancer patients. See, your cat is more than just a cute ball of fur. They help reduce, blood pressure, and risk of stroke as well.

Gives free therapy – A kneading massage, warm body heat, and the vibration from purring make cats the perfect therapeutic healing tool.

Improve your mood: In many cases, interacting with a pet can help improve your mood. This includes cats. Owning a cat can help you feel better in general, boosting your mood. If you are looking to see mood improvement, a cat can help with that.

Reduced loneliness: Many who have feelings of loneliness can find relief with a pet. Cat companionship can help those who are lonely feel a connection with another life. Just having a cat to come home to and spend time with can help those who are single, or widowed.

SOURCE: PetSafe
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