Cat’s purr has healing quality

Rose Bryan with her ragdoll cat Ladro.
Rose Bryan with her ragdoll cat Ladro. Tony Martin

Forget the crazy cat-lady stigma; those women may be onto something. 

Research has shown that when cats purr within a range of 20-140 hertz near humans, like Rose Bryan with her ragdoll cat Ladro, it may benefit therapeutically.

It is believed the vibrations from a cat's purr can lower stress and even strengthen bones in a human.

Studies also show that cat owners are about 40% less likely to have a heart attack than those without felines.


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