10 scientific benefits of owning a cat

By Joel Stice 

Reduced stress levels

Stroking a cat has been shown to lower stress and anxiety levels.

Improved mood

Cat owners report feeling happier and more content in their lives.

Lower blood pressure

Interacting with cats has been linked to reduced blood pressure levels.

Enhanced immune function

Cat ownership has been associated with improved immune system function.

Decreased risk of heart disease

Studies have shown that owning a cat can lower the risk of heart disease.

Reduced allergy symptoms

exposure to cats during childhood has been linked to a lower risk of allergies and asthma.

Improved sleep quality 

Sleeping with a cat can promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.

Lower risk of stroke

Cat ownership has been associated with a lower risk of stroke.

Emotional support

Cats can provide emotional support and companionship to their owners.

Reduced loneliness

Owning a cat can alleviate feelings of loneliness and provide a sense of purpose and responsibility.

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