Cat Owners Are Less Likely To Die Of Stroke, Or Other Heart Related Diseases!

Cat Owners Are Less Likely To Die Of Stroke, Or Other Heart Related Diseases!

Having a cat could save your life…literally! We love our cats, and now we have even more reason to. According to a new medical study, cat owners are more likely to live longer and healthier lives, and less likely to suffer from strokes and other heart-related diseases.

The American Heart Association recently revealed that pet owners over the age of 50 are more apt to live longer. A group of medical professionals decided to put their statements to the test and analyzed pet owners statistics and how their pets affected their life expectancies. According to their findings, female cat owners are 40% less likely to die from a stroke!

Of course, like any medical study, there are other members of the field that argue the opposite or claim that a correlation between cat owners and their health is unfounded. A lot of doctors have a hard time accepting something without a medical explanation. Is it so hard to believe that living a happy life, thanks to your furry friends, means living longer and healthier?

Obviously, there is no concrete medical reasoning behind why owning a cat would help your health, but we’re pretty sure that it can’t be a fluke. When you’re older and living alone, having a feline companion definitely livens up your days and gives you a bit of purpose. Plus, cats make the greatest BFF’s and if you have a feisty feline friend, you probably keep pretty active picking up after him or her.

This is great news for us cat ladies! Now, we have a legitimate reason for living in a house full of cats. If one cat reduces your risk of stroke, imagine how healthy you will be if you take care of three or four of them?!

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  1. Neely Moldovan says

    I so hope this is true. My dad has a cat and I worry about his health!

  2. Guest says

    I understand how this would make sense. Pets really do help with our health. I have read many studies that say just the simple act of petting a cat or dog can calm anxiety and worry which helps your heart to begin with! I believe it.

  3. Guest says

    Awwww…’s all that cuddling I guess. 🙂 My daughter just got herself a kitty and she’s so happy and she keeps her good company.

  4. Guest says

    This doesn’t surprise me. I love cats and have had them for pets in the past but my son is allergic to them now so we can’t own them.

  5. Guest says

    I absolutely believe this. We grew up with pets and they just make you feel better and happier. It doesn’t even need to be scientifically proven!

  6. Guest says

    Omg this is fabulous news!!! I’m a total
    cat lover. I would own 6289 if I could. So hopefully my fur babies keep these things away from me

  7. Guest says

    Wow this is pretty interesting information and a great study! I am assuming and hope this goes for dog owners too!

  8. Guest says

    This is amazing news. We have a cat. I have a history of heart disease in my family. Maybe she’s worth keeping around after all.

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