When it comes to the age old argument of cats versus dogs, it’s our canine friends that seem to get all the credit. They demonstrate absolute loyalty and they get us up off the sofa and into the great outdoors to take them for walks. Cats, on the other hand, sleep a lot and issue constant demands for food. So would it surprise you to find that cats benefit us in all kinds of different ways?
Research is now proving what cat owners knew all along: owning a cat is actually good for our health. For example, did you know that cats purr at a magical healing frequency? It’s no joke. Scientists have shown that a cat’s purr is right in the sweet spot of frequencies that are known to have therapeutic effects in relation to certain illnesses. The simple act of laughing at your kitty’s antics also provides a benefit. Laughter stimulates your pleasure centers which leads to the inhibition of stress hormones such as cortisol. There are a whole bunch of other health benefits related to our feline friends. Here are 15 of them summarized in this neat infographic from CatConcerns.com called 15 ways cats improve our lives.
Grant McAllister is from Glasgow, Scotland where he runs CatConcerns.com. A long time cat-lover he started writing about cats after adopting Andrew in late 2015.
Do you know any more ways cats improve our lives? Let us know in the comments and we may just feature them in an updated Infographic in the future.