Creating a Stress-free Environment for Your Cat
Eliminating stress and anxiety for your cat may not always be possible, but there are things you can do that can help. Enriching your cat’s environment is one of the most beneficial. Provide plenty of toys to keep your cat busy and entertained. Provide perches (preferably at eye level or above) where your cat can survey his environment such as near a window. Provide scratching surfaces, ideally both vertical and horizontal surfaces. Provide a private, safe location where your cat can retreat when he feels overwhelmed, and don’t forget to comfortable bedding too.
As for your cat's litter box, clean it regularly and place it in an easily accessible area away from distractions. In multi-cat households, provide enough resources for each cat. Ideally, there should be at least one litter box per cat plus one extra, as well as sufficient toys, perches, and scratching posts for all your furry friends. The type of litter box is important as well. An older, arthritic cat may like a litter box with a low opening, while another cat may prefer a covered litter box. Go with what your cat is telling you. All this may seem like a lot of work, but creating this kind of stress-free environment can help keep your cat happy and healthy.