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Why do we find cats so irresistible? Those of us who have owned a cat  – or should I say been owned by a cat! – know the cat facts of joy and fascination that cats bring, even when they’re being obnoxious.

They have some rare qualities we could all do well to cultivate: a massive capacity to absorb affection.

Our desire to stroke adorable cats is exacerbated not just by the good feelings we get from the feel of their velvety fur, but also their ability to register our touches in a deeply felt way and research has demonstrated that cats can be very healing for us.

If you haven’t already, please take advantage of our FREE guide to Understanding Your Kitten by subscribing to our Living in Harmony With Your Pets mini-course

Interpreting one 10-year piece of work suggests cat owners are less likely to die of heart attacks than people who have never benefited from a cat’s company. Indeed, non-cat owners are 40% more likely to die from heart attacks and 30% more prone to death as a result of cardiovascular disease.

Many other studies emphasise the cat facts that experiencing cats company has the power to lower our blood pressure and release serotonin and dopamine, both of which improve immune functioning and reduce stress.

The evidence is that cats also help release oxytocin, a hormone associated with romance and feelings of being in love.

With all these positive attributes make it even more important that we live in harmony with our cats. They have powerful healing qualities.

Here are some random cat facts:

  1. Too much tuna for your cat can lead to addiction and cause Vitamin E deficiency.

  2. Cat pregnancies last around nine weeks.

  3. The Turkish Van has a water-resistant coat and enjoys water.

  4. A quarter of cat owners blow dry their cats after a bath.

  5. Cats cannot detect sweetness in anything they eat.

  6. Beware during Christmas: poinsettias are poisonous to cats.

  7. Sir Isaac Newton invented an early cat flap.

  8. Closed eyes can mean your cat is happy or pleased – as well as asleep.

  9. A group of kittens is a “kindle”, and a gather of adult cats is a “clowder”.

  10. Cats take a catnap as many as 425 million times a day.