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<ul><li>1.SpayMart INC. has been awarded this time to talk to our seniors about the health benefits of owning a cat.How many people here have ever lived with a dog, cat, bird, ferret, orother pets? How many have been owned by a cat? Yes they do tend toown their humans. Cats make great pets for seniors as they requirevery little work on our part, but give us complete or guaranteedlove, with no conditions, limitations, or pre-requisites attached.</li></ul> <p>2. Pets and the elderly have a lot to give to each other.Research and experience has shown that animals andolder people can share their time and affection, andultimately, full and happy lives. Though pets cantreplace human relationships for seniors, they cancertainly augment them, and they can fill an olderpersons life with years of constant, unconditionallove. SpayMart would like to reduce the numberadoptable senior cats being euthanized.Seniorsadopting senior cats, can help save hundreds ofmature cats, while bringing happiness to seniorcitizens.Ask yourself, how do you feel when you are petting apurring cat? 3. When you think of items thatcan help you increase yourhealth, you do not often thinkabout pets. Especially, catownership may not come tomind. However, healthprofessionals and researchersare finding that owning a catcan actually benefit your health.You can enjoy a number ofbenefits from cat ownership. 4. Lower risk of cardiovascular disease: Apparently, if you own a cat, you are less likelyto die of cardiovascular disease. Indeed, a study from the University of Minnesotafound that those without cats were between 30 and 40 percent more likely to die ofcardiovascular disease than cat owners. Does it work for owning dogs as well?According to the study, dog owners didnt reap the same benefits as cat owners.Reduce risk of heart attack: You can reduce the chances that you will end up with aheart attack when you own a cat. Not only will your entire cardiovascular system thankyou, but you can reduce the chance that you die suddenly due to heart attack if youown a cat.Improve your immune function: Owning a cat can help your immune functionimprove. The feelings you get related to the cat can help you give your immune systema boost. Cats often know when you are ill, and can come and provide you withcomfort, helping you get better while boosting your immune system.Reduce blood pressure: You can help reduce your blood pressure by enjoying thecompany of a cat. Indeed, having a cat can lead to lower blood pressure. Just stroking acat is calming and lowers blood pressure. Those who own pets, according to a StateUniversity of New York at Buffalo study, are more likely to have lower blood pressurethan those who do not have pets. 5. Lower triglycerides: You can lower your triglycerides by exercising and eating fewercarbohydrates (especially from processed foods). But thats not the only thing you cando. Some studies indicate that if you have a cat, you can lower your triglycerides andboost your health by owning a cat. While you should probably still exercise and eatbetter, owning a cat can help the process along. Lower cholesterol: Are you trying to lower your cholesterol? If so, consider getting acat. Interestingly, cat owners have lower cholesterol than those who do not own cats. A2006 study in Canada showed that owning a cat was actually more effective atlowering cholesterol than the medications designed to do that same thing. Indeed, youcould save money on meds and improve your health, possibly, by becoming a catowner. Reduced risk of stroke: The prospect of having a stroke is scary. If you are concernedabout having a stroke, you might consider cat ownership. Owning a cat can cut therisk of stroke. A study at Minnesota University found that cat owners could cut theirrisk of stroke by 1/3. The idea that you can help reduce the changes of getting astroke, thanks to a cat, is one reason to consider cat ownership. Reduce stress: Having a cat can help reduce the stress in your life. Having a cat hasmany psychological benefits, and one of those is relieving stress. Being able to carefor an animal, or having a cat snuggle with you, can help you feel better, and reduceyour level of stress. 6. Reduce anxiety: Not only can owning a cat help reduce the stress that you feel;it can also reduce your anxiety. Petting a cat is calming, as are other aspects ofcaring for cats. When you are concerned with caring for another creature, it canhelp you take your mind off your worries. Additionally, the presence of a catthat will snuggle with you can help you calm yourself as your enjoy theunconditional love of a cat. Improve your mood: In many cases, interacting with a pet can help improveyour mood. This includes cats. Owning a cat can help you feel better ingeneral, boosting your mood. If you are looking to see mood improvement, acat can help with that. Help with depression: Owning a cat can also help relieve depression. While acat may not actually cure depression, it can help take your mind off yourproblems, and focus on something else. The love a cat offers can also besoothing to the mind. If you are depressed, cat companionship can help you inyour battle. Reduced loneliness: Many who have feelings of loneliness can find relief with apet. Cat companionship can help those who are lonely feel a connection withanother life. Just having a cat to come home to and spend time with can helpthose who are single, or widowed. 7. Fewer health care visits: Those withcats make fewer visits to healthcare professionals. This includesvisits to the doctor, and hospitalvisits. Studies have also shown thatnursing homes that allow cats aspart of the therapy for patientshave lower medication costs thanfacilities that do not make use ofcats as part of therapy. Longer life: Along with beingmarried and avoiding mainroads, you can enjoy a longer lifewith a cat. Cats provide a numberof benefits that can lead to a longerlife, including a form of socialinteraction. So, if you want to behealthy and live a little bitlonger, consider owning a cat. 8. A wonderful, healthy, mature cat, aged 6 and up Spayed or Neutered Viral Tested (tested negative for FIV and FelineLeukemia) Up to Date on vaccines De-wormed Treated for fleas Implanted with a lifesaving microchip The cats known medical history A free annual health exam for your cat Information on available resources to help you care for your new pet 9. Stable DevelopedLess PersonalitiesDestructivenessFewerLots of love to Housekeeping giveIssuesIt is said that shelter animals know theyre being given a second chancewhen they get adopted and are incredibly grateful, showing theirgratitude with love and loyalty. We believe this is especially the casewith mature cats who are looking for a loving human companion. </p>