Benefits of Owning a Cat
Cats could just be your next furry best friend!
Benefits of Owning a Cat
Although it is a common saying that dogs are man best friend. But, after owning both cat and dog for years, I believe that the society has underestimated our feline friends. In my view, cat gives similar, if not more benefits than dogs. Studies have proved that just watching cat video online can boost a person’s energy and create positive emotions. So, it is not surprising that having a cat really come with a lot of benefits. The following are some few reasons!
Reduce Chances of Stroke
Research has proved that owning a cat can decrease the risk of stroke, cat owners are less likely to be at the risk of having a stroke than non-cat owners. Researchers speculate that possibly since they don’t require as much effort as dogs.
A 2010 study of British pet owners by the University of Bristol discovered that those who owned cats were more likely to have college degrees than those who own dogs. Also, in 2014, a researcher in Wisconsin surveyed 600 students and discovered that those who own cat were really more clever as well. (But it’s probably not the cat itself that makes the owner brilliant: The researchers conducting the Bristol survey concluded that intelligent people tend to work longer hours, and because cats demand less attention than dogs, they are a better option for the busy intellectual.)
Numerous researches and surveys in the UK have discovered that people (especially women) prefer to sleep with their cats than with their partners, and they even claim to sleep better with a cat than with a human. A recent research from the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine shows that they may be on to something interesting: about forty-one percent of the human in that research claimed that they slept better because of their cat, while just 20 percent said that it led to disturbances.
Good for kids
If you have a child or may be one is on the way soon, it might be the time you consider adopting a cat. in 2002, the National Institutes of Health released a study that children under one-year-old who were exposed to a cat were less likely to develop allergies – and not just pet allergies. According to the chief of the allergic mechanisms section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Marshall Plaut, M.D. “high exposure to cat early in life seems to prevent against not only pet allergy but also other types of general allergies, like an allergy to dust mites, grass, and ragweed.
Lower Blood Pressure
Lastly, cat owners are believed to have lower blood pressure than non-cat owners because of the calming presence cat’s offer. A survey was conducted with a room full of those who own cat. In the research, cat owners speak aloud, which normally elevated the blood pressure level, but when the cat owners were noticed speaking with their cats, their blood pressure remained constant.
Updated: September 21, 2017.