Can cats heal? Deciphering the superpowers of your furry friend!
“Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur, happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr”. Do you remember this song from the famous TV show “The Big Bang Theory”? Is it a coincidence that they sing it when one of the characters is sick? Maybe this is just a movie, but there is a lot of research exploring the superpowers of cats. This incredible and mysterious pet can offer you much more than just a hug. Want to know more? Keep reading, dear cat lovers. Below, we’ll answer the question “Can cats heal?”
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What are the cat’s powers?
You can see the whole universe in the cat’s eyes. Yes, I prefer them to dogs, but everything is already explained by science, so there is a reason to call them “superheroes”. The cat’s anatomy and sharp claws give them the ability to climb trees or any other surface with ease. They are fast runners and excellent hunters. This can be very helpful if you have to deal with mice in the house.
Let’s not forget that they can jump 5 to 6 times their size and that their body is so flexible that it can be compared to the Elastigirl from the movie “The Incredibles”. Moreover, their triangular ears are like satellites that can hear sounds that humans are not capable of.
We continue with another amazing fact about the powers of cats. They are able to see in a radius of 200 degrees, day and night. Cats also don’t need to blink like us humans.
Did you know that cats have a super memory that helps you build an amazing relationship with them? Even comparing a cat’s short-term memory to a dog’s, we reach a duration of 16 hours while a dog’s short-term memory lasts no more than 5 minutes.
Do cats smell when you’re sick?
Your feline can tell if you’re sick because of their exceptional sense of smell. It helps them detect chemical and hormonal changes in their owner’s body. So yes, they can be called your personal physician. In addition to smelling illness-related odors, cats can detect behavioral changes, even seizures, in humans. Need a therapist? Get a cat!
Can cats heal?
After sharing all this information with you, what do you think? Of course, cats can heal! The question is how and what? In what situations can cats help you? Have you ever wondered why your cat sleeps on you? Well, that’s where it all starts. As soon as your cat senses your physical and/or emotional pain, it lies on top of you and begins to cuddle and purr. This incredibly relaxing sound is like sound therapy that has healing effects on the body, including the following:
♥ Purring can regulate blood pressure and boost immune defenses. So, you could say that cats can heal your cardiovascular system.
♥ The sound also helps release endorphins in cats, and it can do the same thing in humans. As a result, you feel more relaxed and calm.
♥ The purr of cats has been shown to be between 25 and 140 Hz. This same frequency promotes the healing of broken bones, the repair of joints and tendons, and the healing of wounds.
♥ There is similarly evidence that people with respiratory problems can also breathe easier if a purring cat is nearby.
♥ Are you suffering from a migraine? Lie down with your head close to the cat. It will surely help you.
Is my cat protecting me?
Cats are often stereotyped as selfish and lazy, but the truth is that, in some ways, they can protect you better than a dog. Even when they are sleeping, they are constantly watching what you are doing. They pay attention to every movement and noise and help you in a more spiritual way. So, even if they don’t bark or bite, you can be sure that they will do everything to protect you.