Be more pleased thanks to the cats

Être plus heureux grâce aux chats

Inspired and inspiring, the veterinarian French Anne-Claire Gagnon offers an amazing overview on the impact of cats on the mental health of humans in a book that is exciting, cats, how they take care of our health !. These pets ronronnants have the art, by their presence, to soothe and to stimulate. These are small, “professors of happiness”!

Calming, stimulating, soothing : the positive effects of cats on humans are so important that many scientists are the subject of their research, to better understand the strength of the bond which unites us to them for thousands of years.

The benefits are multiple, and can we learn in the book of the veterinarian : balancing the blood pressure, improving heart function, reduction of stress and anxiousness, aid for autism and depression, support versus social isolation.

Based on the most recent scientific research, his own experience and the many testimonials, to Dr. Anne-Claire Gagnon discover all that the cats have to offer. And what she shares is good!

“It is clear that the cats, and it is proven by scientific studies, have a very good impact on the women who are depressed,” she said, in a telephone interview from his office in Lille, France. “They know how to identify the states and know especially to ask them at the right time, without doing too much in the disarming and putting them in the right path.”

“On autistic children, a study made by a psychologist from the University of Davis has shown that cats were particularly affectionate with children with autism-moderately affected, and the parents were that the cat was really the therapist of the child.”


From all of us, ” Dr. Gagnon said that the cats have helped a lot of people in confinement period. “There’s this form of mutual accountability, and especially of love between the cat and the human that makes it does us good.”

That happens it for such a connection to be made? “From the point of view of neurobiological and hormonal, you know things,” she said.

A study conducted in Japan, where people flattaient or a cat, or a stuffed toy, has discovered that in women, and stroke the cat activated the region of the brain linked to empathy.

“The more a young woman was anxious, plus the fact of stroking the cat had positive effects, and after a few minutes, she felt better and more relaxed. There’s something that happens at the level of neurotransmitters.”

Happiness and peace of mind

The veterinarian adds that other studies have shown that cats have a positive effect on our blood pressure.

“The explanation is that it is not only petting the cat, but also the fact to be attached, and that it is a reciprocal bonding. It increases the production of oxytocin, our level of happiness and peace.”

This is what we lack terribly in the confinement period, she adds. “You can’t do hugs… but luckily we can still do to cats! When you live with a cat, one is never alone, and have the cat who sleeps on the bed, it provides comfort extraordinary. For the elderly, it is also true that social isolation is less important when they have the chance to be able to keep a cat.”

The Dre Anne-Claire Gagnon is a veterinary doctor and became a specialist in feline behaviour.

She has written several books on cats : My cat on the couch, The cat that changed my life, Be a cat !.


The cats, how they take care of our health !
Dr. Anne-Claire Gagnon, Ed. Robert Laffont, 236 pages”>

The cats, how they take care of our health !
Dr. Anne-Claire Gagnon, Ed. Robert Laffont, 236 pages

One thing is certain about the purring of the cat : it rocks, both the cat and his entourage. Does it completely prohibit, in the absence of scientific demonstration, all pleasure is put in resonance with the humming of his cat? Certainly not! To the extent that the advances in quantum physics and quantum medicine in the knowledge of scalar waves and the existence of so many other elements that go beyond us still provide avenues of research interesting.

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