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From: Dream (Tx__Dream) DelphiPlus Member IconMay-17 10:21 PM 
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Did you know that in the United States, cats are more popular than dogs? There are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs. The furry feline creatures are great to have as pets. Find out why, right here. 

 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Dream (_Dream_Lover)Jun-16 1:28 PM 
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A study conducted by the University of Minnesota in 2008 revealed that owning a cat reduces stress and anxiety, thus bringing down the risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, the chances of having a heart attack can be reduced by as much as 40 percent if you have a cat. 

 

 
From: Dream (_Dream_Lover)Jun-16 1:28 PM 
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A cat’s purr is not just comforting: it may have healing powers. The vibrations, which range from 20 to 140 Hz, have been found to lower blood pressure, promote bone strength, heal muscle and ligament injuries and decrease dyspnea. 

 

 
From: Dream (_Dream_Lover)Jun-16 1:28 PM 
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Owning a pet comes with many responsibilities, but cats are one of the most low-maintenance and independent pets that a person could own.

 

 
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Unlike dogs, cats are not attention seekers. They like to keep to themselves and will rarely bother their owners. You don’t need to take them out for walks, play with them, or pet them as often as you do a dog. In short, a cat will accommodate your busy schedule like no other. 

 

 

 
From: Dream (_Dream_Lover)Jun-16 1:29 PM 
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If you need emotional support, you can count on your feline friend. "With a pet, you can just feel," according to psychologist Teri Wright on WebMD. "You don't have to worry about hurting your pet's feelings or getting advice you don't want."

 

 
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Cats are neat freaks. Yes, they like to groom themselves and always stay clean. Regular bathing is definitely not necessary, making it one less responsibility for a cat owner. 

 

 
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Cats are easily trainable, especially on how to use a litter box. Their intrinsic clean behavior extends to their bathroom habits. 

 

 
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Cats instinctively prey on rats, mice and other rodents. While they can't completely control a pest issue, they can be of help. In fact, a number of Humane Societies around the United States participate in the Working Cats program in which feral cats find homes in barns and businesses in need of pest control where the kitties can do what comes naturally – hunt. 

 

 
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Cats leave a smaller carbon paw print than dogs. According to New Zealand-based architects Robert and Brenda Vale's book Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living, a cat's eco-footprint is roughly that of a Volkswagen Golf, while a dog's is nearly equal to that of a Land Cruiser.

 

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