Our family has two adorable and pesky cats. Jade is a gorgeous black cat, and Sam is our striped tabby. Our lives have never been the same since we decided to adopt them! They both are tiny bundles of furry joy and a huge part of our family. But, owning a cat is so much more than having something to cuddle. Aside from the unconditional love, there are a myriad of health benefits when it comes to owning a cat. Cats make a perfect pet in any home. Put aside their playful personalities, the health benefits of cats are seemingly endless.
Here is what I have found to be the most beneficial health aspects of cat ownership.
Cats are Perfect Stress Busters
Did you know that stress can be busted when you own a cat? Having a sweet little face to come home to is enough to make your heart melt. But, if you have had a long day in the office or out at work, cats can help you de-stress from the day. Our little black cat is the perfect stress buster. Their purrs can actually help soothe you if you have had a bad day! Plus, the feeling of stroking and grooming your cat is said to be good for your mental health.
Many parents are worried about introducing cats to their children. I know I was a little concerned about the effects of fur and what it would to do my daughters. But, if you are looking at introducing a cat to your home, the best time to do it is before you have kids. We often wrap our children up in cotton wool and as such, we leave them susceptible to allergies. Cat fur already present in the home can strengthen your immune system and help you combat allergies in a more effective way.
Your Heart's Health is Increased
According to the experts at http://www.wormers.co.uk/, cats are a great way to improve your cardiovascular health. Playtime with your cat means that you are getting more exercise. But, unlike dog owners, you are not over exerting yourself in the exercise department. Cats, therefore, have greater cardio properties than a dog. Who knew? It is important that you make time for playing and socializing with your cat to reap the health benefits.
Okay, so this is not something that I have experience with, but according to recent research, those who own cats are often less lonely than those who live on their own. Loneliness can be a terrible thing for one's emotional well being and overall health. So, if you live alone, having a cat can help you combat these feelings. They can be a positive boost to your mental health and your self-esteem. After all, cats are excellent companions in the home. Even if they don’t’ realise it!
Cats are not just lovable companions; they are the best at keeping you healthy. There are physical, mental and general health benefits to owning a cat. They are the best companions to have, and they can truly make your family feel complete.