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What are the mental health benefits of cat ownership?

The seminal work of Friedmann and colleagues in 1980 revealed that pet owners who had suffered a heart attack were four times more likely to survive, for at least one year, compared to non-pet owners. Since then, there has been scientific evidence that pet ownership is beneficial to human physical health. This evidence has grown as different avenues are explored.

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