Owning a pet can bring immense joy and satisfaction into your life, but did you know that cats, in particular, can even have positive effects of your health and well-being?
If you are looking to get a pet and are torn between a cat or a dog, or an other fluffy creature, just read below the amazing benefits being the proud owner of a cat will bring into your life.
Cats are ideal pets for people with busy lives, as they are more low maintenance than dogs, they don’t need to be taken for daily walks, and can be quite happy being left on their own for hours at a time. They are very independent creatures so you will not feel guilty leaving them when you have to go to work in the mornings, and they are happy, loving creatures without being needy.
Cats have been exulted all throughout history, with the ancient Egyptians even hailing them as sacred and having a place in high society. Cats are very majestic, mystical creatures who hold themselves in a particular way, as if they have a secret. Well in fact they do.
The soothing tones of a cats purr actually has a positive effect on the well being of humans.
This study showed that cats purrs are medically therapeutic when in the range of 25 – 150 Hz. Cat owners suffer from less health problems, they sleep better and are a 40% less risk of having a heart attack than those who do not own a cat.
The vibrations of a cats purr can help with:
- Pain relief
- Wound recovery
- Muscle growth
- Muscle repair
- Tendon repair
- Bone recovery and growth
- Joint mobility
- Shortness of breath
There are many short and no haired species of cats if you suffer with allergies. Consider:
- Cornish Rex
- Devon Rex
- Russian Blue
- Oriental Shorthair
If you have decided to get a cat, make sure your first port of call is a cat shelter, as although you can spend money on an expensive breed of cat, there are many kitties out there that need a home and don’t cost anything to adopt.