Cats he been an important part of my life for the past 45 years. They can be very special loving friends and crazy play mates that have given us lots of fun, joy and laughs. Our current brother and sister Burmese cats (pictured) turned 14 on New Years’ Day.The Grey boy Jonah, oops… Blue Cream as the breeder corrected me on the day we collected them is a purring wonder.

Every morning as I wake up he waits for me to roll over onto my back so he can climb up on top of me.He pushes his front legs up towards my throat and spreads his back legs wide apart so we can be tummy to tummy and he sets about his morning spell of deep purring as I engage in my morning exercise of deep belly breathing.

In the evening, if I’m not too late to bed, the whole procedure happens again. He’s one extra happy cat.

 

This Weeks Video…

Tips – for Dealing with Anxiety – Dr Judy Hinwood

The antics of cats have been a huge sense of sheer joy for so many people and with the birth of the Internet, watching the antics of these crazy characters has proven to be a healing experience for many.

Cat purrs have the potential to be medically therapeutic…
House cat’s purr has a frequency between 25 and 150 hertz which is also the frequency at which muscles and bones can best repair themselves and that’s good for humans too. Purr The Scientific American is one of a number of studies that have found that the pattern of cat purrs as well as their sound frequency can actually help both cats and humans heal.

Cat owners manage stress in their lives better…

Research science says that people who own cats have significantly fewer stress symptoms. Dog owners were second on the low stress list. The research found that people with pets:

  • need fewer visits to their doctor each year
  • have fewer sleeping difficulties
  • are less likely to need heart condition medicine

Cats may reduce heart attack risk by 40%…
A study found that cats may reduce heart attack risk by 40% and a study at the University of Minnesota found that owning a cat was more effective than medication in preventing heart disease. In their study, they found that folks who did not own a cat were 40% more likely to have a heart attack and had a 30% higher chance of dying from heart disease than cat owners did.
Less stress, less anxiety = fewer heart and blood pressure issues.

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Comments ( 2 )

  • Sue Bock

    As an ICU nurse, it’s nice to see what I already knew to be true. That’s the research study “…at the University of Minnesota found that owning a cat was more effective than medication in preventing heart disease.” Although I have no evidence, I imagine that it would work for stroke prevention as well.

    • admin

      Hi Sue, the flow on effects for stress reduction is sure to have a positive impact on so many health conditions, we agree, for sure.

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