Why You Should Give Your Cat a Cardboard Box

Give your cat a box!

Cats who have boxes have lower stress levels than cats who do not have boxes. Here’s why:

  • They satisfy your cat’s instinctive need to feel safe and secure with walls on all sides. Hiding isn’t just for scared or shy cats. All cats enjoy it!
  • They boost confidence. Your cat can rub on the box, which deposits pheromones, which makes them feel like they own a little bit of territory in your home.
  • Cats can destroy them, instead of other things in your home. Cats instinctively need to bite, rip, scratch and chew things. So, encourage them to destroy something that was free!

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Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less that half a million per year, but there's still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America.

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