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October 29th is National Cat Day! This particular awareness day was created by pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige to raise awareness about the thousands of kitties in shelters on any given day. We’re more than happy to let our feline pals take their places in the spotlight. As it turns out, kitties are wonderful for us. Fluffy can improve our lives, and even our health. A local Roswell, NM vet lists some reasons why in this article.
One of Fluffy’s most charming attributes is her purr. Kitties actually vibrate with happiness! That purr actually has some very impressive properties. Cats rumble at frequencies between 25 and 240 Hertz. Those frequencies have been shown to have healing properties. They’re even used in physical therapy.
Anyone who has a snuggly cat can attest to the fact that cuddling up with a purring cat can be extremely relaxing. Purrs may very well be a way for kitties to soothe themselves—and their loved ones—when they are sick or stressed. When Fluffy turns her motor on, it triggers the release of endorphins, which lower stress and blood pressure. It’s likely that purring has the same effect on people.
One reason that our feline buddies are such fun pets is the fact that they keep us smiling. Fluffy is not only super cute, she’s also naturally hilarious. Even watching cat videos can lift your spirits. It’s hard not to smile when watching a frisky feline hard at play!
Kitties can also help fight anxiety and depression. This is why we’re seeing more and more of these little furballs in hospitals and nursing homes. Just having a pet to snuggle up with can have a wonderful effect on one’s mental health. In fact, people with cats report that they feel less stress and anxiety when they are with their cats than when they’re away from them.
For those who live alone, having a pet can have a dramatic effect on their happiness and mental health. Just having another living being to greet you and cuddle with you can reduce feelings of loneliness.
Growing up with a cat may reduce kids’ chances of developing allergies. Our furry buddies also teach kids about kindness, friendship, and empathy, all of which are crucial life lessons.
Is your furry pal due for an exam? Contact us, your local Roswell, NM pet hospital, today!