Having a cat as a pet may help you enjoy better health. Studies show that a pet cat owner has a lowered risk of heart ailments by 30% as compared to those without one. The chaotic environment does not easily stress the cats. Stroking a cat on your lap brings down your stress levels. Cats are more independent and less demanding than dogs so they create less pressure on the owner for their upkeep. However, it is debatable that cats prolong one’s life as more people are allergic to cats as compared to dogs. Read more about the debate at:http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/98432.php