The Ameowzing Health Benefits of Having a Cat in Your Life
The meow versus bark debate over which companion is superior is always going to be a topic of discussion for pet owners. In favor of our fur babies, here are some true health benefits of having a cat!
They reduce stress!
According to Purina, it only takes about fifteen to thirty minutes of quality cat time to receive these healthy benefits. Our kitty’s purrs have a stress-relieving frequency at 26 Hertz, which can even alleviate pain in our bones and tendons. Most notably, cats’ calm demeanor is scientifically proven to increase serotonin production. Serotonin is the main neurotransmitter associated with happiness and well-being.
They decrease childhood allergies!
Studies have shown that children who have grown up with cats are less likely than children who have grown up in cat-free homes to develop allergies to animals later in life. Scientists believe that the early exposure strengthens their overall health and immune systems early on, setting them up to be cat lovers later in life!
They’re better for the environment!
Pets leave a surprisingly large carbon footprint on our planet. When comparing felines to canines, cats come out on top for the “more green” pet. With large dogs eating almost 12x as much kibble and treats as our cats, they emit about 600 lbs of carbon emissions. That’s a carbon pawprint comparable to a Hummer!!
They help you date!
A British study found that 90% of single women thought men who liked cats were nicer than men who did not like cats! The study also found that 82% of women are more attracted to men who like animals. Men, if you would like to flaunt your sensitive side and increase your dating pool, may we suggest adoption?
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