One of the ways your cat will show love is by purring. Believe it or not, these purrs can be very healing. The purr vibrations are within a range of 20-140 Hz which can be medically therapeutic for many diseases. For example:
1. Petting a purring cat can slow down and relieve stress.
2. Cat owners have 40% less risk of heart attack.
3. Vibrations are helpful for healing tendons and muscles.
4. Purring can heal infections and swelling.
5. Frequencies of 25 & 50 Hz are the best and frequencies of 100 to 200 Hz are the second best for promoting bone strength.
6. Hearing a cat purr can lower your blood pressure.
A U.S. researcher found animals release the "love hormone" oxytocin when they interact with each other and with humans. Paul J. Zak, a professor at Claremont Graduate University, tested the oxytocin levels of different animals at an animal refuge in Arkansas, where numerous animals interacted with each another. “That animals of different species induce oxytocin release in each other suggests that they, like us, might be capable of love," Zak commented. "It is quite possible that Fido and Boots may feel the same way about you as you do about them. You can even call it love.”
I'd like to close with a You Tube video which talks about the healing ability of cats. It's only two minutes long and features a beautiful cat. Let us know what you think about the healing properties in a purr and if that has helped you in any way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pktXW2pNxCY
Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty. Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night. Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667