The next time someone thinks you’re crazy for owning a cat, tell them it’s for the health benefits. Americans, especially lack national health care so petting a cat may be the closest they can get to free health care.

Petting a cat can lower your blood pressure and stress. In addition, the purring cats make is the perfect frequency for healing bones so if you have a broken bone, have your cat purr next to it. With so many health benefits associated with cats, hospitals should pass out kittens to people to help them stay healthy.

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