Came across this cute little article today on abc.com.
Owning a pet cat may help your heart
If you’re not allergic to them, having a cat might be great for your heart.
According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, people who don’t own a cat have about a 40 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease.
Scientists don’t know why, but say their best guess is that having a pet relieves stress and anxiety.
Sorry dog owners — researchers found no protective relationship between man and his so called “best friend.” However, that could be due to the limitations of the study, and not a conclusion about dogs specifically.