Many of us have ways to cope with stressful events- wearing the outfit that gives you the confidence to speak in public, your lucky sneakers to get you through to the finish line, that playlist that lets you forget the tough day at work, or the comforts of being in the arms (or paws) of a loved one. Animals in shelters and in hospitals , when the are sick or injured, can experience not only physical stress but a tremendous amount of emotional stress. It is so important for those of us who care for them to remember to not only address their medical needs, but to also think about their emotional ones. We've all heard about the effects of emotional status on healing and wellness, and something as simple (and inexpensive!) as a paper grocery bag or a cardboard box can make a huge difference to the recovery of our patients. Take a look at this article, referencing to a recent study on cats and boxes!
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