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Why Cuddling a Cat is Good for Our Health

Many people love to stroke and cuddle a cat, but did you know that this can release the ‘feel good’ hormone Oxytocin?

This hormone has been shown to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, and also contribute to relaxation, a sense of safety, and mental well-being.

People who have difficulty trusting others, don’t enjoy being touched, or find creating relationships challenging, can miss out on the inborn basic need for touch.

Interacting with, stroking, and cuddling a cat can help meet that need in a way that feels safe for that person.

Baldrick on one of his regular visits to a residential care home


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