Sorry dog lovers, looks like those of us who have ownership of cats have some major health benefits over those of us who own dogs!
Years of scientific research, done by the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology suggest that cohabitating with cats has zero effect on developing psychosis later in life.
Futhermore, scientists found that cat ownership can be beneficial to our health in a number of ways. Most significantly, researchers observed a decreased risk for death due to heart attack and all cardiovascular diseases (including stroke) among people with cats.
Acquisition of cats as domestic pets may represent a novel strategy for reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases in high-risk individuals,
It's not the first time cats have been proven to help with your health, as Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist and author of The Stress-Proof Brain explained to NBC News, the act of petting your cat releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone or “cuddle chemical,” which can make you feel less stressed and help anxiety.