People are increasingly discovering that pets provide them with emotional and physical health benefits, according to former AVMA President Dr. Douglas Aspros, and it is likely the stereotype of the "crazy cat lady" may soon be a thing of the past. Petting cats releases oxytocin, making people feel less stressed; the sound of a cat's purr can lower blood pressure; cat owners have less risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke; cats' companionship can reduce loneliness; and exposure early in life may prevent later pet allergies.
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Source: nbcnews.com / Christina Heiser
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