Ever thought of never owning a fluffy cat? Well, think again! Because we just found out that not only does owning a cat as a pet gives you the loved company you need but also does it add on to the number of years you have on Earth!
YEN.com.gh brings you the seven amazing blessings owning a cat gives you;
1. Decreases risk of stroke
Studies show that cat owners are less likely to be at risk of having a stroke than any other pet owner. Scientists speculate this is also because of a cat’s low-maintenance ownership as compared to the maintenance of a dog which requires screaming, spanking, yelling, chasing, you just name it. A cat, scientists say exudes the needed spiritual energy which casts out all risks of contracting a deadly stroke.
2. Lowers blood pressure
Cat owners are known to have lower blood pressure than non-cat owners due to the calming presence cats provide. One study was conducted in a room full of cat owners observed that as they speak with their cats, their blood pressure remained constant. Cats themselves hate noise so that you having such a priced asset makes you liable to being calm, just admiring the beauty of nature.
3. Decreases risk of heart disease
A shocking study conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Stroke Institute in Minneapolis have shown that those who do not own cats are 30-40% more likely to die of heart attacks than their cat-owning counterparts.
4. Therapeutic benefits
The calming effect of owning a cat triggers the release of oxytocin, the hormone known for inducing feelings of love and trust. People going through difficult times of grief or mourning report that talking to their pet helps work out their emotions since it is often easier to talk to something that won’t respond and can’t judge than to another human being.
5. Boosts mental capacities
After close studies on cat-owners and their output at school and work, the Harvard University has concluded that something mysteriously shoots up one's IQ just because he or she owns a cat. Further studies have proved that just understanding the way cats relate in terms of their silence, alertness, diversity, and natural compassion, cats own the greatest secrets to intelligence that humankind is yet to unravel.
6. Provides spiritual companionship:
Back from the Greek culture way down to modern African history, cats have been set aside as spiritual companions used by our great-grandfathers to drive away evil spirits and bad omens. In fact, to the extent, that proof shows cats have the power to drive away death from attacking the family of its owner. Why do our grandmothers and fathers love going about their normal duties with their lovely cat(s) all around them? Your guess is as good as mine!