By Robert Cheney
There are many things that you can do to improve your health, but did you know that simply owning a Savannah Cat (or any other cat) can have a positive impact on your body? No, owning a Savannah Cat does not mean that you can forget about exercising or eating healthy, but the effects of being a cat owner are astonishing.
For those of you that are not familiar with the Savannah breed, it is a hybrid of a wild African Serval and a domestic cat. They have that “wild” look, but possess the loving, social characteristics of the domestic cat. When looking at a Savannah Cat, people usually think they are much larger than they actually are due to the length and height of the cat. The largest Savannahs can weigh up to 30 lbs and stand up to 19 inches tall (to the shoulder).
Getting back to how they can make you healthier – did you know that a study, performed by the University of Minnesota’s Stroke Institute, found that owning a cat can reduce your risk of heart attack by about 30 percent? It’s true! The study examined over 4,000 cases, half of which were cat owners.
Or how about this: were you aware that taking care of a Savannah Cat can reduce symptoms of depression? It can – according to Dr. Ian Cook from the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA, “[Cats] offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people that suffer from depression.”
Fascinating, isn’t it?
In the infographic below you will find several other ways that owning a Savannah can improve your health. If you want to see more details, you can check out the full article at F3SavannahCat.com.