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Learn how your cat's purr enhances your health and happiness

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As journalists, we're supposed to be objective. However, as I write this, a small kitten named Bob is curled up purring in my lap. With an admitted bias when it comes to the benefits of cat ownership, let's consider how that purr enhances your health.

According to Care2, a purring cat can:

  • Reduce your blood pressure.
  • Relieve anxiety.
  • Reduce the risk of heart attack.
  • Heal soft tissue.
  • Heal bones.
  • Heal soft tissue injuries.
  • Live longer.

And pet ownership in general can:

  • Help you exercise more.
  • Feel less alone.
  • Reduce depression.
  • Boost your immune system.

Are you seeking a purr-fect gift for your cat or a cat lover? My kitten Bob and I recommend:

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