July 31, 2012

Kitties... good for what ails ya !



Source: Fancy Feast
So tell us something we didn't know.  Oh sure, sometimes you might wrongly feel do things, just to keep you doting on us and ignoring your other life duties, but we assure you, every moment is a precious gift.

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 except when it comes to writing our blog posts... heh,heh,heh )

16 comments:

  1. Those sure are some grand reasons for us to be stroked every day all day. Just think how healthy our hoooomans would be. Thanks for the info.

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  2. Excellent health benefits for kitties AND hooman! Hey, mom, the doctor is in!

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  3. I am going to insist that Mummy reads this post and takes advantage of the advice you give - not that she neglects me, but it might make her feel less guilty about not doing other things!
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  4. Interesting. But did they do a study on what happened to our cortisol levels when we are picked up against our will and kissed when we don't want it?

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  5. I'm in serious need of a dose of kitty.. and I'm stuck at work for another half an hour!!

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  6. Just what our Dad needed -- another excuse to let housework slide!

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  7. We concur!!!!

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  8. Mommeh, get back here and pet me some MORE! Please.

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  9. Yep, I say excellent advice!

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  10. That's so very true! Kitty therapy is the BEST!

    We can hardly wait to see the Seattle Children's Hospital video for Maga tomorrow! :)

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  11. Yes, I agree. Everyone should do that for their cats! Woo Hoo. Although I wonder what Ichiro's blood pressure was when he talked and talked all night?

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  12. Yep dat is true..it also works wiff Dawgs ( dat's me )
    Big Huggies Mollie xxxxx

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  13. We’ll go with that! Housework is very overrated!!

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  14. yep we have heard that petting kitties can lower blood pressure...pretty cool eh?

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