11/14/2016 12:43 EST

Owning A Cat Is Actually Good For Your Health, Says Science

Cat lovers, rejoice: Your furry, four-legged friend is actually good for your health, according to scientists.

Not only is your feline a great snuggle buddy, but they actually have the potential to reduce their human's stress levels and chances of heart disease and stroke.

Cats can also help boost your immunity, as exposure to pet dander and fur can result in increased resistance to allergens and decrease your risk for asthma.

But, just as you wouldn't with a dog, don't let your kitty lick your face.

Watch the video above to find out how else these adorable creatures are good for your health.

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