11 Ways Owning a Cat Can Improve Your Health

Are you contemplating owning a pet but have no idea which animal to go for? For all the right reasons, an awesome cat is what you should add to your home. 

There are a ton of benefits that come along with owning this incredible creature. Here are a few ways in which owning a cat can largely improve your health and happiness.

1

Lessens Allergies, Asthma and Improves Immunity in General

Allergies can be fatal as they make you vulnerable to diseases and trigger stress.

Cats, being furry, reduce the chances of these conditions.

Research by specialists has also shown that people who own cats have more of a profound immunity and fall ill less often.

2

Lowers Stress and Depression

Stress can originate from any aspect of your life; be it work, kids or financial problems.

Once you come home to caress, cuddle and spend time with your kitten, your stress-levels reduce considerably.

This keeps you away from ulcers and depression, which usually come about as a result of prolonged stress.

3

Lowers Blood Pressure

Once you interact with your cat and make it all warm and cozy, it produces an interesting sound called a "purr". Just by listening to your cat purr, you become calm and happy.

As a result, your blood pressure lowers and stays at the recommended levels. So for individuals with high blood pressure, a cat seems like a remedy to that problem. 

4

Heals and Strengthens Bones

As you go about your activities, injuries are bound to occur.

The purring sound of your cat is usually at a frequency that promotes and speeds up the healing process.

Additionally, the chances of contracting osteoporosis, which is characterized by fragile bones, are inhibited. The vibrations also heal the inner tissues which include muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

5

Lowers Cholesterol

If you are on a journey towards weight loss, you should own a cat or two. It has been proven to even work better at reducing cholesterol than some medications.

Besides working out, dieting and taking supplements, playing and spending time with your cat can reap better overall health results.

6

Reduces the Risk of a Stroke

To many people, just thinking about stroke scares them. It is a fatal disease that mostly affects the elder generation.

Some doctors advise that you should own a cat as it cuts the possibility of a stroke attack by about a third.

For most of the reasons already listed above. Why wait? Acquire one, and you might just increase your days in this beautiful world.

7

Helps Inhibit Autism

This condition is usually characterized by poor social skills such as speaking, nonverbal communication and creating relationships.

Cats help curb and suppress the occurrence of this unfortunate condition.

For this reason, they are usually used as tools in therapy classes that are aimed towards eradicating autism.

8

Reduces Loneliness

Loneliness is a dangerous element of life as it brings about stress, depression and even triggers suicidal thoughts.

Interacting with your cat keeps you company, lively and entertained.

If you ever feel lonely, run to a cat orphanage in your hometown and offer a home to a cute new kitten. It may be all you need to combat this.

9

Reduces Anxiety

Anxiety has been known to be the cause of various ailments. When you make the welfare of another creature your responsibility, you experience a sense of motherhood.

You also take your mind off of unnecessary worries. This will, in turn, reduce anxiety and will lead you a better and longer life.

10

Lowers the Chances of Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Attack

Have you ever felt scared about this vicious heart and blood vessel disease? Some do worry about this. Fortunately owning a cat will by a large magnitude remove the chances of this illness ever catching up with you.

As per a few studies, people with cats are less likely to die of heart-related diseases by 35%.

11

Offers Companionship and Happiness

Owning a cat can be compared to being in a relationship or marriage. You will undoubtedly remain happy and entertained.

Besides, it tells you a lot about your personality and defines your character. You are also able to sleep better and are more vibrant. Interacting and playing with your cat has many health benefits.

Consider it a family member, treat it right, keep it healthy, clean and well fed. In the long run, you will have increased your life span, led a happier life and will be overall more awesome!

About the author 

Erick Dimalanta

I'm just a regular awesome guy that loves everything about Bengal Cats. I have two Bengal sisters that keep my wife and I busy all day. One of our Bengals named Xena eventually went blind at a young age. Which inspired me to create this blog. :-)

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