There are so many things to love about owning a cat. Here are some surprising benefits that you can get by just having a cat:

Have a Healthier Heart and Body

Owning any pet is good for your heart. Cats in particular lower your stress level and anxiety. Petting a cat has a positive calming effect. Some of the many health benefits of owning a cat include boosting your immune system, reducing the chance of heart attack, and preventing some young children from developing asthma and allergies.

Cats Fulfill your Need for Companionship

The emotional equivalent of having a romantic partner in the home is owning a cat. Studies have shown that cats will often initiate interaction as well as appreciate the compassion provided to them and return the favor in the future.

But in these partnerships, cats really do triumph. Cats have developed a sound that sounds closely like a baby's cry after thousands of years of domestication. And when a cat makes a demand like that, it is nearly impossible to ignore it since our brains are wired to react to our children's distress.

Cats Can Quite Literally Save your Life

Cats have a reputation for being aloof and not caring about their humans, but they have saved countless lives over the years from fires, landslides, and other disasters made by nature or by humans.

Cats Help Decrease Stress and Improve your Moods

Having cats around can help to improve your mood. If you spend 15 – 30 minutes a day petting, cuddling, and playing with your cat, your overall mood can be boosted. This is the result of a rise in serotonin (a feel-good hormone) and a decrease in cortisol (a stress hormone).

Cats Controls Pests

Their hunting instinct is strong even in domesticated cats. Although “the hunt” is mostly for the thrill of the chase with our domesticated cats, some studies show that even a cat's scent is enough to keep rodents away. 

Cats Can Lead you to Have More Friends

Cat owners make friends easily because they love to talk about their cats!  Cat owners report feeling less lonely than non-cat owners. So, if you’re interested in filling up your social calendar, consider adopting a cat or a kitten.

You see having cats are really beneficial to everyone! Try to convince more friends to adopt not shop for their next feline friends!