First and foremost, one gets a pet for the soul, not for self-interest. However, there are several scientific reasons why you should get a cat as an Emotional Support Animal. After reading the list below, you’ll see that cats do a lot of good.
So, if you’re still in doubt about whether or not you need an Emotional Support Cat in your home, here’s what scientists think.
Cats are good for our heart
The University of Minnesota found that cat owners are 30% less likely to die of a heart attack. These data have been obtained over 10 years of research involving almost 4.5 thousand people 30-75 years.
Also thanks to other studies was found that cats reduce the risk of many cardiovascular diseases, including stroke. The reason for this is that cats help get rid of stress and excessive anxiety, and this in turn prevents many diseases.
Cats strengthen our bones.
Yes, yes, don’t be surprised. It turns out that the sounds cats make trigger healing processes. Researchers at the Animal Communication Institute of North Carolina have found that cats’ rumbling sounds help strengthen bones. Because of this, cats survive falling from great heights. And their rumbling is good for humans – it helps them recover faster from a fracture and relieves pain.
Cats help fight depression
The Center for Mental Health Foundation conducted a survey in which 76% of respondents said that cats help them cope with difficulties and distract them from difficult thoughts. The same survey was conducted by the Research Institute of Animal Relations (HABRI) among 2 thousand people – 74% of them said that their mental condition improved due to communication with animals.
Cats prevent asthma in children
The American National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Research has found that cats may protect children from developing asthma and allergies if these pets are in the home from the first days of a child’s life.
Swedish scientists went further and found a correlation between the body’s resistance to allergens and the number of cats. Many cats – greater chance of avoiding allergies.
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