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


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

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


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


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


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


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,

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Get a cat!