First of all, YEARS of scientific research says that living with cats does not cause psychosis now or later in life.
If anything, having a cat is good for you!
Most significantly, researchers observed a decreased risk for death due to heart attack and all cardiovascular diseases (including stroke) among persons with cats.
The act of petting your cat releases oxytocin, the bonding hormone or "cuddle chemical," which can make you feel less stressed.
If you haven't already, you might want to start thinking about adopting a cat.
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