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This Study Proves: Cats Are Less Stressed When They Have Access To Cardboard Boxes

There is now an official (and scientific!) reason why cats love boxes. Why cats and boxes are such a good mix has long been a mystery. Researchers from the University of Utrecht have discovered just why, publishing the results of their findings in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

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Airports Are Now Giving Passengers The Chance To Cuddle Pets Before Flight

Traveling can be stress-inducing. In fact, a study from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York found that people who travel frequently for work are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and other ailments. For many people, traveling by plane is additionally stressful. Nearly 1 in 3 Americans say they're afraid to fly, with women being twice as likely to report being afraid of air travel. Luckily, more and more airports are stepping up to help individuals who suffer from a fear of flying by offering them the chance to cuddle pets before their flight. Here are some examples of this positive trend. Via: Simple Most

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This New Animal Hospital In London Is Designed To Minimizes Stress

This animal hospital design by Alma-nac is a new solution in the city of London for all-hour emergency care. The design of The London Animal Hospital (TLAH) boasts all of the regular services offered by a veterinary practice, along with space for surgeries, pets to be isolated, as well as machines and scanners. One of the most distinctive features of the space is the way in which it has been arranged to keep pets calm, specifically by keeping dogs and cats separate. The longstanding rivalry between dogs and cats is playfully referenced with furniture pieces that say "cats only please" and separate routes that lead to back rooms. Although visiting the vet can be a stressful experience for pets, TLAH incorporates areas for play into consultation rooms to encourage pets to stay at ease. Via: Trend Hunter

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Do you think your cat may be suffering from stress or anxiety? Do they feel particularly nervous, even when not going on a vet visit? Have you have a particular change in routine they have not responded to well? Does their stress seem to come from nowhere? You should know there are many causes of stress and anxiety in cats. For this reason, AnimalWised brings you this video of 11 common causes of stress in cats. In doing so, you might be able to help your feline friend relax a little better

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Your cat is stressed for some reason? Let him watch this beautiful film of relaxing peer window created by MORE THAN and scientifically designed with the intention of reducing stress.

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Universities are Adapting The "Pet Therapy" Trend

Never heard of it, well here you go. With the help of a furry friend, people can find love, comfort, happiness and especially relaxation. Trained therapy dogs increases happiness, lowers blood pressure, and improves overall well-being. With benefits such as those, its no wonder why some universities have decided to adapt the trend and open "Pet Therapy Programs". Sounds purrty awesome right? Well, it is! Students are encouraged to attend pet therapy when dealing with high stress. So usually during finals, midterms, papers, the basic school life… Feeling sorry for the dogs in the program? Don't worry the school is taking great care of them and many owners volunteer their pets to receive showers of cuddles and love all day long! We know, we know...WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL?!

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