If you’ve ever used the internet, you know how much humans love
cats. But did you know that cats’ calm, gentle nature has potential
health benefits for people? These traits are now being put to use
with therapy cats, who help adults and children that are physically,
mentally, or emotionally ailing.
Some studies show that having a
cat may reduce your risk of stroke
by up to 40%.
Cats help you relax and take your
stress level down a notch.
A cat's purr may calm you down
and also help relieve pain.
If you are sick or in an accident, a
feline companion may help you get
better more quickly. The kneading
massages they give can be
beneficial to your health, as well.
What Can a Therapy Cat Help With?
Therapy cats can provide a little relief
for a wide range of physical, mental,
and emotional ailments.
Could Your Cat be a Therapy Cat?
A good candidate for a therapy cat is:
Comfortable with new people and animals
Ok in new environments
Able to wear a harness and leash
Who May Benefit From Therapy Cats?
Sick Children or Adults
Children with Autism
Children or Adults
With all the benefits of cats, why
wouldn't you adopt one today?
Disclaimer: You should always check with your doctor or
professional healthcare provider before starting or changing
any medical treatment. This infographic is for general
informational purposes only and is not a substitute for
professional medical advice.