global cat day is held in october

A ‘Purrfect’ Global Cat Day

Global Cat Day is an exciting event held in October to celebrate the furry creatures – CATS! This year too it was celebrated with full zeal by cat enthusiasts. Before we share the public comments on “World Cat Day”, let’s take a look at why cats are good for health!

How cats are good for health

Cats can also bring physical health benefits to their owners. For instance, one study that Medical News Today previously covered found that people who live with cats have a lower risk of experiencing a heart attack.

Research has shown that cats can protect you against allergies, asthma, and heart attacks. While this may simply be because “cat people” are naturally calmer and better able to handle stress, it is quite possible that having a feline friend is soothing and reassuring, and this ultimately contributes to protecting heart health.

Another study that MNT covered argued that infants who grow up with furry pets, including cats, are less likely to develop allergies and obesity.

This, the researchers explain, maybe because infants exposed to such animals had more abundant populations of two gut bacteria — Ruminococcus and Oscillospira — which appear to have protective effects.

Cats are one of the most beloved pets

Early exposure to cats is also associated with a lower risk of asthma in children, according to research published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology last year.

The authors believe that this is due to the fact that interaction with cats contributes to children’s absorption of a type of sialic acid, which does not naturally occur in the human body but which does appear to regulate inflammatory reactions.

Here is a look at how the “Global Cat Day” 2019 was celebrated on Twitter!

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