Ways Your Cat is Helping You Cope with the COVID-19
Having a cat in your home is always a benefit. No matter how crazy they may seem, a cat can be just as loyal as a dog, and, often, they provide the same level of companionship and support that you may need. No matter the types of cats you may own, they will bring a time of joy in the best times. In bad times, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, your cat is more than a companion, but your best friend.
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- A decrease in your blood pressure
- A reduction in triglycerides (a type of fat)
- You’ll see a reduction of loneliness feelings
- More opportunity for exercise and even social connections
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that domestic pets can’t transmit the coronavirus, having your pet near you is encouraged and will be helpful to keep both humans and pets healthy.
A cat can help significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever type or types of cats you have, each one will offer the support and love you need to get through this period. Here are ways your cat can help you during the pandemic.
- Talk to your BFF. Cats can pick up on emotions and can sense sadness or stress. They are the perfect listeners and never give bad advice.
- Your furry friend can offer comedy relief. Cats, like most animals, can do some hilarious things. Watching them play or exercise can help you relieve some stress while laughing at the stuff they do.
- Take your feline for a walk. Though you may not see too many humans walking their cats down the street, you can, however, try walking them around the yard, house, or even a stroll down the street if you want. This is an excellent source of exercise for you and your cat. You may need a harness for your cat to make sure they don’t run after a bird.
- Snuggle time with your pet is the best. While COVID-19 requires a six-foot distance from people, you can still cuddle up with fluffy. This will help reduce depression, stress, tension, and even anxiety.
Your mental health is essential during this trying time. Your cat will help you in ways you may not have thought of and will help deep-seated issues from setting in. Take care of your cat, and your cat will help take care of you.
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