U Can Haz Cheezburger*

If you also haz cat (or 2…)  

Cats reduce stress in people’s life and protect their owners from having a heart attack, a study suggests.

The 10-year study, done by the researchers at the Stroke Research Center at the University of Minnesota, involved 4,435 Americans, aged 30 to 75. Research shows that those who never had a cat had a 40 percent higher risk of having a heart attack and a 30 percent greater risk of death from other cardiovascular disease than compared to those who either have a cat or had cat before.

Previous studies had shown that when people conduct a task that is stressful, they experienced less stress when their pet was with them, giving them mood-enhancing benefits which later leads to reduction in the risk of heart attack.

Researchers believed that having pet is a better and lower-cost medical alternative that may extend or even save lives, most especially for the elderly. Most importantly, having a pet, unlike other treatments such as surgery, does not appear to have any risks at all. (Just don’t mention this to Roy.)


*this post does not condone the consumption of beef.


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  1. a really beautiful blog entry:


    • nocatz on February 29, 2008 at 02:00

    Blue Dog.

  2. with the name dogudharma write an essay about the benefits of cats?!!! Its just not right.

    • KrisC on February 29, 2008 at 02:17

    allergic, to a….a….achoooo! kitties:(

    but I luv’s ’em anyway, how can you not?!?!


    • RiaD on February 29, 2008 at 02:58



    • kredwyn on February 29, 2008 at 02:59

    • RiaD on February 29, 2008 at 03:00



    • RiaD on February 29, 2008 at 03:02

    take care of that in one bite


  3. a dog/car war, my Pax has something to say…but it will have to be from a distance because she’s afraid of cats.

  4. dog/cat war…

    • nocatz on February 29, 2008 at 03:15



    • TMC on February 29, 2008 at 04:00


  5. Kashmir (top) and Sofia

    I want to have dog too but my landlord doesn’t allow them.  🙁  

    • DWG on February 29, 2008 at 11:03

    But dogs rule my house.


    • Metta on March 1, 2008 at 19:48

    for health and happiness. This is Zizou.. he plays fetch with little paper balls and toy mice.  That’s just the beginning of his amusing antics.  He’s nearly full grown now but I love that little kitten picture.  


    I have not posted pics on the web in ages.  I forgot the code stuff.  I can haz halp pleez?

      • kredwyn on February 29, 2008 at 07:31

      As you can see, I’ve run away :}

    • KrisC on March 2, 2008 at 05:49


    • kj on March 3, 2008 at 01:46

    all parties interested in the future of “nocatzsmoneysmith productions, llc, ltd, blt, inc”  please see link:


    Head over heels

    Hollywood’s screwball comedies were smart, sexy and subversive – and they gave a generation of female stars the chance to shine. Novelist and comedienne AL Kennedy applauds a golden age

    Saturday March 1, 2008

    The Guardian

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