|Source: Fancy Feast|
Not only are we good for what ails you mentally and emotionally, but we can also help you physically.
In a article we found on the inter-tubes we saw that not only can increase your dopamine and serotonin levels (those happy little neurotransmitters) but we can decrease your blood pressure, triglycerides and maybe even give your child less chance of growing up with asthma. Spending time with us is sheer genius!
Now here's the best part. Veterinarians at the Cornell Feline Health Center did an experiment that showed that if you pet us for 5 minutes, OUR blood pressure dropped by 25 points. Seriously! They used a little tiny blood pressure cuff. And another veterinarian have did research that showed that kitties that didn't get petted or talked to had way more cortisol ( a yucky hormone that isn't good for us, or you !) than the kitties who got their due. It's a win-win.
So listen to the doctor, we are hardly a waste of time, in fact, in light of such important health information, perhaps other things you do are the waste of time. So forget cleaning house (we'll just make more fuzz-bunnies anyway), putting away your clean laundry (we'll be happy to sleep in the basket) or making dinner (unless it's ours). Those things are just take up time better spent on your health and ours. So listen to the Doctor ! (Oh, yeah... you can also tell us anything, we subscribe to the notion of "doctor cat - patient confidentiality