Cats are highly sensitive to stress (not just theirs, but ours, too) and like us, they require consistent periods of relaxation to maintain good health. Hiding, hissing and growling, and litterbox problems are just a few symptoms of stress that erroneously cause us to label a cat mean or spiteful. But in reality, cats are strict creatures of habit and can become stressed by seemingly innocuous conditions such as a new cat in the neighborhood or even new furniture in our home. We must remember that cats do not have the same choices in minimizing or managing stress like we do. Therefore, using Kitty Woods on a regular basis in conjunction with toys to play it can significantly lessen these stressors.