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It’s International Cat Day, Here are 4 Reasons You Really Should Own a Cat


A recent study revealed that pet ownership could save the NHS up to £2.45 billion a year, simply by being a pal. The thinking behind the figure is that they will reduce the number of visits we take to the doctor because of their positive impact on our health, both mental and physical, and wellbeing.

So, in honour of International Cat Day here are four ways we think cats make our lives better.

They make great conversation topics.

It’s true and those who hate small talk might have been extremely glad to find a common connection through a mutual love of pets.

They can reduce our stress.

The sound of a purr is pretty relaxing, isn’t it? Whether it’s the sound or a reaction to giving our cats fuss, it’s well known that cats can trigger soothing chemicals in our brain which help to reduce anxiety and stress.

They can even improve our heart health and reduce the risk of having a stroke.

Pretty superhero-like qualities, right?

According to new research from AXA PPP healthcare owning a cat has been associated with a reduced rate of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke, due to the stress-relieving effects of animal companionship.

Love. Pure and simple.

Our cats love us for who we are, not where we work, how we look or how successful we rate ourselves compared to others on social media.

And if you’re thinking of getting a cat, here are the popular cat names according to Natures Menu.

So, whatever you get up to on International Cat Day, from our cat crew to yours, have a good one.

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Total Cat Staff

You love cats. We love cats. Total Cat Magazine contributors include experienced cat professionals, veterinarians and cat enthusiasts from around the world.

  1. YEA- ya I love cats and have 11 who found me all are from the street -Some were moms who had kittens -Yes all feral but seem to take to me easy with trust- They are raised different from domestic cats and there diet needs to be high protein and I found that Kitten Chow seems to be the food that keeps them healthy My cats ages are from 1 years old to 14 and all are fixed and vet checked out as healthy -I don’t change the older cats to any different food ALL eat Kitten Chow And I buy chicken -Beef liver and bake for hours Add no water or seasoning -It’s to get bone broth and soft meat to give them . The kitten Chow has vitamin’s that are enough to help keep them healthy with out adding them -Hope this helps some one -And I have tips on getting them to use litter and the type of container to use for them -And I’m on a low income but still can keep 11 cats -It’s not hard -They chose me That’s a nice feeling .

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