Of all the family pets, I personally think cats just might be the easiest, most rewarding pets to own. Plus, let’s face it. Cats are good for your health! If you have ever owned a cat, you know this is true. Cats are good for your mental health because they are loving, soft, fluffy and cute! This article includes some subjective tid bits where I don’t know it for a fact but I just know it’s true (LOL), as well as some scientific evidence that cats help humans.
This post is sponsored by Wellness Pet Food but all opinions expressed are my own. Cats are the best pets because…
Why Cats Are Good For Your Health
1. Cats Make You Laugh.
There is no question- cats make you laugh. I mean they are just so crazy and they do such hilarious things! And laughing is not only good for your soul, it is also the best medicine. My cat, Ron, loves to cuddle with stuffed animals. He cracks me up when I catch him milking the polar bear!
2. Kitties Snuggle With You When You Need Some Love.
Well, I should say, cats may snuggle with you when you need some love. You know how cats are, sometimes they are very busy doing other things like frisking about the house but most of the time, they will snuggle with you. You can tell from the smile on my daughter’s face that cats are good for mental health. Our cat helps her relax and calm down and that is always a good thing.
3. Felines Always Listen.
When you just need to complain to someone about that really annoying thing, cats will listen. And they won’t repeat a word of it. Plus, they always understand and never contradict you. Cats are such good listeners!
4. Cats Make Sure You Don’t Work Too Hard.
Cats are so sweet like that- selfless really. Cats make sure that you take a break by climbing on top of your book so you don’t strain your eyes too much. Cats help you take a break from working on the computer by climbing onto your keyboard. Cats look out for you!
5. Cats Remind You To Take A Nap.
Cats know you need a nap, so they lead by example and model cat naps for you. Almost 24 hours a day, they model the cat nap to try to induce you to take the nap you need. The rest of they time they rush wildly about to show you what you look like!
6. Cats Are Good For You Health And Your Mental Health. Facts!
If my other reasons didn’t seem serious enough for you, then here is some rock hard science to show that cats are good for your health and your mental health. Cat purrs have healing power can contribute to a human’s well-being. The infographic below is from Daily Infographic and shows that cats really are good for you, from reducing stress to helping heal broken bones!! Cat purr vibrations are actually known to be therapeutic for many illnesses.
A study published in the J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2009 Jan; 2(1): 132–135, concluded that , “A decreased risk for death due to MI and all cardiovascular diseases (including stroke) was observed among persons with cats. Acquisition of cats as domestic pets may represent a novel strategy for reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases in high-risk individuals.”
So now you know, cats are good for your health! If you don’t have a kitty yet, I am sure there is a local animal shelter or humane society that has a few waiting to be adopted. If you do have a cat, make sure you show your thanks by giving kitty some extra cuddles and some top quality cat food, like Wellness® TruFood, it has more of what pets need to be vibrant and happy!
Here is my cat, Ron, chowing down his Wellness® TruFood Baked Blends. Slow-baked in small batches, TruFood has 70% more raw protein than typical dry cat food. It is a blend of whole-prey protein, grain-free fiber, antioxidant-rich superfoods and probiotics. Find out more at wellnesspetfood.com
Ron also love the Wellness® TruFood Tasty Pairings wet cat food. It combines textures and tastes cats love and the balanced nutrition they need to support your cat’s immune and digestive systems and their skin and coat.
Cats are good for you! Thank your cat with quality food! Do you have a cat? Share your reasons that your cat is good for your family! What would you add to this list of health benefits to owning a cat?