Life
6 Unbelievable Health Benefits You Would Get If You Owned A Cat
????????????????????????????????????
Published: Jun 16, 2015

Cats don’t just make great companions or cute pets, they’re also beneficial to your health! (Who knew, huh?) Yes, I know there are many out there who hate cats, but hear me out for a second. Here are a few health benefits, you would never have guessed existed, that you would get if you owned a cat!

1. Lowers blood pressure

cats1
Source: pets.webmd.com

Interacting with your cat and hearing it purr lowers your blood pressure. Even petting a cat lowers a person’s blood pressure. People with cats tend to have lower blood pressure than people without them.

2. Better heart

Senior Woman Relaxing In Chair At Home With Pet Cat
Source: sites.acjc.edu.sg

The University of Minnesota found that cat owners have a 40% less chance of getting a heart attack and patients discharged from a hospital with heart issues had better chances of recovery if they had a cat to come home to.

3. Help in breathing

cats3
Source: fanpop.com

Exposing a child to a cat during infancy can help them bring up a natural immunity to pet allergies later in life.

4. Lowers Cholesterol

cats4
Source: pussingtonpost.com

Surprisingly, in a study conducted in Canada in 2006 it was found that cat owners had lower cholesterol than non-cat owners.

5. Detect Seizures

cats5
Source: purina.co.nz

Cats can tell when their owners are about to have a seizure, scientists believe this has something to do with a cat’s ability to detect biochemical scents. It is unknown how it works.

6. Therapeutic

cats6
Source: io9.com

Cats are found to be therapeutic and can help a person heal muscles and bones. A cat’s purr, within a range of 20 – 140 Hz, is known to be medically therapeutic for many illnesses.

So long story short,

Source: Grumpy Cat Facebook

 

cat end
Source: imgkid.com

Get a cat!