Nowadays, having a pet as a companion helps to elevate our emotional health. Beside bring a great companion, pets brings us so much joy in general; they can make us laugh, provide us with emotional support, reduce our stress level and sense of loneliness, and many others benefits.
Today, let’s discover the benefits of keeping a pet cat. If you’re a not a cat person, this might change your perspective towards the feline. But if you are already a cat person, let us know if you agree with us!
1. They keep you company
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Cats are great companion! If you are staying alone, cats can fill up the void and keep you from feeling lonely. Depending on its breed, some breed would love to play with you the entire time, while some other breeds love to sleep on your lap, or maybe follow you wherever you go, even when you are going to the toilet! The bottom line is that they will be there for you no matter what.
2. They make you feel wanted
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A cat will enter your life and make them one of your significance! If you are single and can’t find a girlfriend/boyfriend, just try to get a cat! There’s this true story about this guy who goes by the name of Sam Steingard who can’t find a partner to go together to his college prom. So instead of finding a “human partner”, he decided to bring his lovely cat, named Ruby to the prom.
3. They help you find your soulmate (human soulmate)
Women often will be attracted to a man who likes animals. A British poll found that 82 percent of women agreed they are more attracted to men who like animals. From this research, a whopping 90 percent of single women said that men who own a cat are “nicer” than other guys. Those women often find this kinda guys to be much attractive. However remember, once you get a partner, do not ever dump your cat, because a cat is for life and not a temporary solution to fill the void in your heart!
4. They are full of surprises
Cats always try to catch our attention by doing something unpredictable, including hunt for us. (omgeee!) Sometimes cat will bring us something after hunting outside, some bring flowers while other might end up with a rat or two as its trophy of the day!
5. They keep you in shape
Cats are little rascals which get bored easily, and I’m pretty sure most cat owners will agree on that. You will need to keep your cats active whenever is needed, because cats need regular, novel stimulation to keep it from getting restless. So play with them and you too can keep yourself in shape (unless it’s Garfield…).
6. They help you enjoy life better
There are many positive influence that a cat can do to your life. Studies reveal that cats don’t just purr when they are happy, they do this when they are in pain, too. If you are observant enough, you can tell when your cats are having a tired day, they tend to purr a lot. The findings indicate that a cat’s purr may have healing abilities—and this applies to humans, too. Hence, when you are petting your cat, the sound of its purring might help you heal faster.
Besides, by petting or playing with your pet cats, it really helps us to relax. Nowadays, modern life is stressful and high level of anxiety can lead to numerous health problems. Studies have proven that pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels than people who don’t own a pet.