Life is better with a cat

Did you know that owning a cat is one of the best things you can do? It is good for the health and good for the soul. And, while a dog may be man's best friend, cats come with some unique benefits of their own.

So cat people - feel validated! Here are some of the reasons why life is better with a cat.

Cats have a smaller carbon footprint

If you are concerned about the environment, it is better to own a cat than a dog. In 2009, a study by Robert and Brenda Vale found that the resources needed to feed a medium-sized dog throughout its life create the same carbon footprint as a Land Cruiser. While cats, which are smaller and eat less, have the carbon footprint of a small hatchback.

Cats are good for the heart

Living with a cat is good for the heart. A study at the University of Minnesota found that owning a cat may reduce your risk of heart attack by 30%. How? The act of petting a cat calms the nerves. It also lowers the stress levels, which in turn, helps protect against heart disease.

Cats have a healing purr

A cat's purr is within a range of 20-140 Hz and is known to have healing properties. The vibrations