Those who have cats at home know what lovebugs they can be. The cuddliest creatures on the planet are the feline. There are many great things about cats and you probably have not put much thought into why you have such an amazing human-pet connection with your pet cat, but truth is, there are several reasons why we feel so good when we bond with our cats. If you guessed science can prove your connection with your feline companion, then you would be correct. Let’s look at why cats are amazing and why they make the best companions:
Cats Actually Talk To You
You don’t have to be the Nutty Professor to tell that your cat is having a conversation with you. Cats meows are really a conversation they are having with you. Maybe your cat is asking where his or her dinner is, maybe they’re telling you about the catch of the day, or that they want to cuddle. Whatever the case may be, do know that cats only meow at humans. So, if you ever wondered if they were talking to you, your instincts were correct. Your cat’s “conversation” is bonding happening in real-time. This makes the human-cat connection even more special. Remember this the next time you need to vent - vent to your cat.
Cats Are Always Relaxing - So Can You
Did you know that the average cat sleeps for 18 to 20 hours a day? That’s what makes them so chill. Your cat wants to lie next to you while you binge the next big Netflix show or take it easy on a Saturday morning. Your bond grows when your cat can cuddle up next to you. On the plus side, you might catch a few more Z’s yourself.
Petting Your Cat Is Good For You
Nothing beats petting your cat’s velvety fur after a long and stressful day at work. If you noticed you’re more relaxed after petting your cat, you’re connecting better according to science. Positive interactions with animals tend to soothe us, humans. Your attention is on petting your furry animal, which is relaxing in itself. It’s rhythmic and repetitive, which puts us in a relaxing trance. You’re also helping your kitty, too. They feel amazing when you pet them, especially when you focus on the areas around their ears, eyes, cheeks, and chin.
Cats Equal Love
Petting your cat releases the love hormone, oxytocin. That’s the same hormone that happens to be released when humans fall in love. Did you also know that oxytocin increases your emotional perception, too? Well, that’s an added bonus. So, pet away as all the anxiety from your day flutters away. Your cat will feel loved too!
Cats Are Great For You Physically and Mentally
Your kitty may be saving your life. That’s because interacting with cats help heal us physically and mentally. They also help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Interacting with your cat releases dopamine and serotonin, the mood regulator, and the stress reducer. In turn, they help improve your immune system. Researchers have even dubbed cats as the heroes of helping humans mentally and physically.
Cats Love Us SO Much
Sure, maybe cats don’t seem to care half the time. However, they really really love us. Cats tend to show their love differently than we humans do. Your cat may cuddle up on your lap, rub their heads on you as you are fixing dinner, and meow at you. That’s your cat showing you that they love you, just as you love them unconditionally.