Purring creates a 25-150 Hz magic sound that releases endorphins, which in turn lowers blood pressure, lowers pain, promotes bone healing and uplifts moods!
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Western NC’s Integrative Veterinarian Cat Advice: Why Do Cats Purr? Perhaps it’s partly to connect with and help us.
Why does it always feel like my sweet little Siamese-mix cat, Bee, knows when I need a kitty hug and purr? The rapid ping, ping, ping (and it does sound a bit like popcorn popping) of her “motor” settles and grounds me, and lets me know all is well in the world. The feeling is similar to my post-trail-run high. Well, come to find out, there’s a reason for that.
Not only do cats purr when they are content, they trill when they are giving birth to connect to their newborn kittens. They purr to comfort themselves in sickness, injury and as they are transitioning back to spirit in death. Purring creates a 25-150 Hz magic sound that releases endorphins, which in turn lowers blood pressure, lowers pain, promotes bone healing and uplifts moods!
From my spiritual experience, my understanding is that certain species have ‘agreements’ to be in relationship with each other in certain ways, and these agreements were forged long ago in our prehistory. If our association with cats is not accidental and, on the soul level, the Human Tribe and the Cat Tribe have species-wide contracts, then one can conclude, or at least hope, that the cats’ purr is not only for the cats but also for their humans.
So…the next time you have some snuggle time with your purr-muffin, allow yourself to relax into their zone of meditation. Take some deep breaths, breathing in, then all the way out, and connect to your kitty’s endorphin ride.
Read more about the benefits of cat’s purring from Scientific American and BBC.
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Dr. Laurel Davis is western NC’s integrative veterinarian offering phone and Skype consultations for animal lovers everywhere. Call 828-254-2221 or order an Ask Dr. Laurel™ phone or Skype session or bring your dog or cat to her downtown Asheville, NC clinic. Read more patient stories.
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