Many people enjoy the presence of cats because they like company and don’t mind cleaning up after the cats and losing valuable and fragile household items to the cat’s claws. However, scientists have found an ew reason to like cats. They encourage humans to release oxytocin, a bonding hormone.

Even betters studies suggest that cat lovers are more intelligent and open-minded than dog lovers. The sound of a cat’s purr can even lower your blood pressure and calm your nerves.

So if you need better health care, consider getting a cat. At least that’s one form of health care that the government can’t take away from you.

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