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Video: Feline Therapy: When A Cat Turns Into A Doctor - The Quality Of Life
On March 1, Russia celebrates the Day of Cats. Yes, these tailed four-legged friends of ours became so necessary for people that they even arranged a holiday in their honor. The whole world has its own Cat Days: in the USA it is October 29, in Poland - February 17, in Japan - February 22. And World Cat Day is celebrated on August 8.
What is feline therapy
Cats are famous not only for their beauty and fluffiness, not only for their ability to catch rodents, cats are natural healers. There is a psychological direction felinotherapy (from the Latin felinus - "cat"), which is based on the communication of a person with a cat.
The cat always becomes a full member of the family, the psychological atmosphere in the house improves: they swear less in the house, they smile more. Of course, special studies and measurements are not carried out regularly by any medical institution, but it has been noticed that the presence of a cat and its affectionate purr lowers blood pressure, normalizes cardiac activity, chronic inflammatory processes pass faster - the cat always lays down on a sore spot for a person, when stroking a cat rapidly stress passes, relaxation sets in.
Cats give a positive charge of emotions. And not only the mood rises: under their loud purr, forces are restored faster. The researchers found that the range (27 to 44 hertz) in which cats purr is similar to ultrasound therapy.
Cats also treat with the heat of their body, they "butt their heads", as they say, "flatter". Even the massage that cats arrange for their owners with their paws and claws, pressing on the active points, helps the human body to more actively fight ailments and ailments.
There are stories when cats helped autistic children to establish communication with parents and peers. Communicating with a cat, such babies cease to be afraid to express their emotions, while they become more accurate in their actions, because due to sudden movements directed towards themselves, the cat can scratch or run away. Children are not ashamed of inevitable mistakes in their speech, because cats never interrupt a person and always listen carefully.
It is important to know that neutered cats and neutered cats lose most of their abilities. Remember that a cat does not tolerate a consumer attitude towards itself, your animal, which heals, needs good rest and sleep and good nutrition, as well as obligatory reciprocal affection and care.