National Hug Your Cat Day

National Hug Your Cat Day

National Hug Your Cat Day

Here’s some good reasons to hug your cat daily based on some loosely scientific facts from Baxters Blog!

Cats can be a natural antidepressant to their humans. Having a cat’s affection can release endorphins (those feel-good hormones) which can alleviate depression and their uncomplicated relationship can be very soothing.

A cat’s purr can lower stress levels – petting a purring cat has a naturally calming effect. Some studies have shown it even lowers blood pressure and the risk of heart disease – cat owners even have 40% less risk of having a heart attack

Hugging your cat is good for them too: As with humans, cats enjoy greater health when given appropriate physical affection. Showing your cat that you care for them in a physical way is particularly important for single-cat households. Cats are kinesthetic creatures, meaning that they interact with their environment in a very touchy-feely and scenting way. Your cat depends on your interaction, including touch for emotional, mental and physical touch.

Hugging your cat helps them feel more secure: Cats need a routine to feel at ease. During life changing events such as moving, adding or subtracting a new family member you’ll want to give your cat plenty of physical affection. This will help assure him that everything is okay.

We can learn a lot from a cat’s balanced lifestyle: Play, eat, groom, rest and repeat. Isn’t that insight worth a hug? As far as work goes, a cat’s work is play. Similarly, if we can enjoy our work, look after our appearance, get enough rest, and play, we’re probably on the right track for a healthy, balanced life when we hug our little fur balls!

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