upon a kitty's health and happiness.
That is according to an article on Hudson Valley Press Online, which claims stress is a problem suffered by animals as well as humans.
Dr Paul McCutcheon, a veterinarian with more than 45 years experience, told the news provider that stress can be the underlying cause of many health problems experienced in cats.
He is quoted as saying: "The best way to support your pet's present and future wellness is through stress prevention. Tune into the kinds of stress that affect your pet and stress-proof the ways you look after their daily needs.
"For instance, boredom and loneliness are probably the most damaging stress factors in a pet's life."
Dr McCutcheon added that it is important to distinguish between the different kinds of stress that a cat may be experiencing.
He recommends that owners avoid processed cat food as these pose a "danger" for pets.
Cat food consumption could be affected by stress and a cat's diet can directly impact