The Healing Power of Cat Purrs

Posted in Cat News, Cat Pictures - Last Updated: March 29, 2016 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat News, Cat Pictures 
Last Updated: March 29, 2016  
Author:  Jan Travell

House cats are an important part of any family, they bring joy and comfort into our lives but did you know they may actually be contributing to our physical well-being? When a cat purrs within a range of 20-140 Hertz, nearby humans may be therapeutically benefiting from these vibrations. Purring has been linked to lowering stress, decreasing symptoms of dyspnoea, lessening the chances of having a heart attack, and even strengthening bones.

So it seems that our own kitties have the ability to relieve us of our troubles, or at least make our worries seem less important. The bond between pets and their owners may never be fully understood but it’s nice to know having a furry confidant around can add years to our lives.



Click here to meet a kitty that has the cutest purr in the world!

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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