To be at their best cats have some basic needs.  Providing them will help ensure your cat's long-term health and welfare.  If these needs are not met, your cat may feel stressed, which can affect both health and behavior significantly.  

There are many things cat owners can do to help alleviate a cat's stress and discomfort by following a few simple guidelines.

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine created a link to help you enrich the life of your indoor cat. The Indoor Cat Initiative includes guidelines for reducing your cat's stress level, keeping her healthy, and making her more comfortable in a changing environment.