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HABRI Releases Infographic About Cat Ownership

The goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of cat ownership and to strengthen human-cat bonds everywhere.

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(PRESS RELEASE) WASHINGTON, DC – In celebration of National Cat Day, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has created a shareable infographic on the health benefits of cat ownership. The infographic, “Top 5 Benefits of Cat Ownership,” highlights the research supporting the health benefits of cats for people of all ages.

Approximately 43 million American households include a pet cat, with many households owning more than one, making them the second most popular pet by household, behind dogs.

Scientific research demonstrates that cat ownership can confer benefits to both mental and physical health in their owners. Specifically, cat ownership can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and improve heart health, alleviate social isolation and loneliness, and reduce stress. In children, living with cats can strengthen immunity in the first year of life, and a pet cat can help those with autism and their families.

HABRI hopes that in sharing this infographic far and wide, we can raise awareness of the benefits of cat ownership and to strengthen human-cat bonds everywhere. This infographic is part of an ongoing series to help share human-animal bond research and the message that pets enrich our lives, in good times and in bad. Earlier this year, HABRI released the “Can Pets Help You Live Longer?,” the “Top 5 Mental Health Benefits of Pets” and the “Top Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond” infographics.

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cat Ownership Infographic

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