Whether it was actually said by Freud or Collette, we may never know, but whoever said it was right on more levels than one.
“Time spent with a cat is never wasted”
Us cat owners know that, but did you know that this time spent with cats is also making you significantly healthier and happier? For real, there are some substantial physical and emotional benefits you get just by being a cat parent. And science backs this up!
For example, did you know that cats are just as good at getting you out of a bad mood as your partner is? Plus, studies have shown that animal-assisted therapies reduce loneliness for seniors. Not bad, right?
One more before you dig into the awesome graphic below – did you know that cat owners are less likely to have a heart attack? Yeah. Up to 30% lower risk if you have owned a cat. Pretty amazing!
Below, you can see a detailed breakdown of more ways cats can make you happier and healthier. If you’d like to see more of the nitty-gritty details, check out Catological for the original infographic and article!
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