The Science-Backed Benefits of Being a Cat Lover

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A research in Australia found that cat owners had higher mental health than non-pet owners. On surveys, they say they're happier, more confident, less frightened, and better at sleeping, focusing, and solving issues.

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Well-being

Cat adoption may benefit your kids: A study of over 2,200 11-15-year-old Scots found that youngsters with strong cat bonds had a better quality of life. 

One of the finest stress relievers is a warm cat on your lap kneading your thighs. One day, exhausted, I murmured, “I wish Cora would sit on my lap.

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Stress

In one study, researchers went to the homes of 120 married couples to see how they dealt with stress and whether cats helped.

Cats care for us (or so we think). Cross-species bonding may also improve human-to-human interactions.

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Relationships

Cat owners are more socially sensitive, trusting, and likeable than non-pet owners, according to studies. Cat people tend to assume others like them more than dog people.

It's possible that cats could be good for our health, despite what you may have heard about brain bugs that can be passed from cats to people.

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Health

One study monitored 4,435 participants for 13 years. Even after controlling for blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, and body mass index, cat owners were less likely to die from a heart attack than non-cat owners.

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