Your Cat’s Purr Has Healing Powers

Forget your Rx. Pet your kitty.

If you aren’t feeling your finest, we definitely recommend resting up and hitting up a pharmacy for a sick kit (cough drops, kleenex, etc.)

BUT we’re also here to tell you that you’ve probably been overlooking one super-effective remedy: YOUR CAT. Yes, we’re serious. And it’s safe to say crazy cat ladies are making a (better) name for themselves these days. (Don’t worry ladies, soon enough the rest of the world will get you.) So … what do we mean?

According to Gemma Busquest, the vibrations created when a cat purrs has a therapeutic impact on humans — It lowers stress, blood pressure, risk of heart attack, and so much more.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the infographic below and find out the myriad ways your cat’s murmurs may be just as worthwhile as any Rx. Pet, pet. Good kitty, good kitty. thehealingpowerofcatpurrs_51367583d074d-640x1653

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Lesa D
Past Member about a year ago

my cat's purr is the infinite sound of the universe...
thank you, Furio!!!

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

Thanks, love my kitties!

Caroline B.
Caroline B3 years ago

I finally got Shadow to sit on my sore knee, here's to seeing if it helps!

Julia Oleynik
Julia Oleynik3 years ago

Thank you for sharing:)

c rocklein
C Rocklein3 years ago

Great article. Never heard that old vet adage, but its a good one!

Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI3 years ago

thanks for posting

Danuta Watola
Danuta W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Alvin King
Alvin King3 years ago


Rosemary H.
Rosemary H3 years ago

I'd like to tell Ellie, Gemma's owner, that she has messages of sympathy coming in from all round the world, and that candles are lit for Gemma, I think that's the best thing I can do to comfort her.