To reduce stress in your cat, keep radios, televisions and voices in your home at a reasonable level, because loud noises can be stressful and harmful to the ears. In addition, provide calm, safe spaces where your cat can walk when it feels stressed, like a scratch post or cardboard box. You should also give it many chances to play and hunt, which helps to burn nervous energy. For example, hide hidden goodies around the house and have it chase after them, or throw a toy mouse around so your cat can hunt and throw at it. For more tips from our veterinary co-author, including how to recognize signs of stress in your cat, read on!