There are so many ways that pets can improve the lives of their owners that it might seem strange to single out 15 in particular. But while most of us accept that pets have a positive impact on our lives we do so simply because it feels like it’s true. We don’t often think whether there’s any scientific evidence to support our gut feeling.
It turns out that there’s a growing body of scientific evidence to support what pet owners have know all along: our little furry friends do so much more for us than provide cuddles. And cats have particular benefits compared to their canine friends. Did you know that cats purr at a frequency known to have therapeutic effects for certain illnesses? Or that laughing at their antics stimulates our pleasure centers and inhibits stress hormones such as cortisol? That’s just the beginning. Read on for more.