Why are cats the most human-animal bonded species out of all animals in the world? Have you ever stopped to consider why we hold the feline race in such high regard?
What is it about interacting with our cat that makes us feel so good? Is it more than just a strong emotional bond with our feline friends? Yes, it turns out. Science can support this.
Here are 7 OUTSTANDING reasons why people love cats so much.
1. They interact with you
The meow of a cat is not simply for show. It's your cat's way of talking to you and asking you about your day, what's for dinner, and when the next snuggle session is.
Cats only meow at people; they reserve this verbal greeting just for you. This "cat language" not only strengthens your relationship with your cat, but it also ensures that you'll always have a fun conversation partner.
2. They are cleaning machines
Baths are rarely welcomed by pets, which is why a cat’s self-cleaning nature is a very good thing!
Cats are designed to keep themselves clean, and they are experts at it. Healthy and happy cats clean themselves regularly — a normal cat can spend up to 50% of their day grooming — resulting in one very pristine feline.
3. They are cool
A cat will sleep for 18 to 20 hours on average every day; that's a lot of downtime!
Cats are typically pretty laid-back pets. In essence, they're your ideal Sunday companion since they'll lie next to you the entire time you watch your favorite Netflix series.
4. Petting them is enjoyable.
Snuggling up with your cat and rubbing their plush fur can be exactly the thing to help you relax and unwind after a long, stressful day. How? According to scientists, there are three causes behind this positive behavior.
In the beginning, you're engaging favorably with an animal. Second, you're moving steadily and rhythmically as you rub Kitty's fur; it feels soothing. Third, you're giving this relaxing activity at least some of your attention.
Focus your attention when petting your cat on the regions behind their ears and eyes, as well as the region surrounding their cheeks and chin, to repay the favor and make them feel wonderful.
5. They facilitate the hormone of love release
Research has proven that petting a cat causes a release of the “love hormone” in humans.
The technical term for this neurochemical is oxytocin, a hormone that is released when people fall in love. Oxytocin has also been proven to increase your emotional perception!
This allows you to better connect to people and reduce anxiety. Ahh, cat therapy.
6.They're beneficial to both your physical and emotional wellness.
According to studies, your cat literally saves lives.
Interacting with cats not only strengthens our bodies but also lowers blood pressure, lowers the risk of heart attacks, and releases dopamine and serotonin, which promote immune function by regulating mood and reducing stress. Researchers have referred to cats as the unsung heroes who support human physical and mental health because of all these wonderful benefits. Who among you realized that cats were magical?
7. Since they adore us
Despite their occasionally casual demeanour, cats genuinely care about humans. Simply put, they display it in many ways.
Although cats may experience love and affection, they are unable to express these feelings through kisses and hugs the way people can. Additionally, unlike dogs, they don't jump up on their favorite persons, wag their tails, or kiss them.
Cats, on the other hand, vocalize their adoration, cuddle up on laps, and rub their heads on those they adore.
As if you needed more evidence of how awesome your cat is, here it is: concrete evidence that cats are healthy for you. We recommend you do the same as we are about to pet our cat!
About the Creator
I am a middle-aged teacher living in California, like to explore the mysteries of the universe, but also like to raise small animals, my family has three cats, looking forward to every day here.