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Thursday, November 5, 2020

My Cat is SCARED of Everything / Causes & Solutions

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cancer often nervous animals by nature we even refer to fearful people as fraidy cats however with their human family they should be able to live peacefully without fear if your cat is suddenly scared of everything animal wise helps explain why this might be.

1.signs of a scared cat:

since cats can be sensitive creatures even well-balanced individuals might be a little jumpy at times this is why we need to differentiate between a cat which is actually acting scared and one which is only being an average cat sound your cat is scared include running away or trying to escape hiding in remote parts of the home being aggressive remaining still and overly alert and urinating outside their litter box almost any surprise is likely to startle a cat but a frightened cat will be particularly sensitive to triggers these may include loud noises sudden movements noisy children stressful situations or being around people or animals they don't know since being scared is related to anxiety take a look at the video we share here on signs of a stressed cat.

2.why is my cat scared of everything:

now we know whether our cat is indeed scared we will need to know the cause since felines are both territorial and creatures of routine any upset to their environment can cause them to feel insecure which can lead to fear here are some examples why.

3.new caregiver:

if a cat has lived with a family and they are healthy they should develop a strong bond which allows them to feel comfortable when a cat has to be adopted by a new family for whatever reason they may be frightened by the unknown this happens if the cat has been abandoned or if the previous owner cannot look after them anymore.

4.new environment:

even if the cat lives with a family they are comfortable with their physical environment has great bearing on their well-being if we move home or even change our own home in a significant way the cat can become confused and scared they may not feel safe and will be fearful until they can assert their territory.

5.new family member:

whether it be a new cat a pet of different animal or even a new human arriving in the home cats may become scared the new family member may appear to be a threat to the security and resources or the cat may simply see them as antagonistic.

6.poor socialization!

the previously mentioned reasons why your cat may be scared will be exacerbated if they are poorly socialized when a kitten if a cat has not been socialized properly they will struggle to relate to others and may be scared because of it.

7.past trauma:

similarly if we adopt a cat which has been abused or suffered trauma in the past it's likely they will be scared when relating to others at least at the beginning this is particularly the case with stray cats or those adopted from a shelter..

8.health issues:

even if we do not see other symptoms it's possible a cat is scared because they are having a health problem if we cannot determine an environmental cause why a cat may be scared we need to take them to a veterinarian to determine if the issue is physiological.

9.tips to help a cat not be frightened:

if your cat is scared there are some things you can do to help them firstly give them a lot of patience don't crowd them or share them with attention this can worsen their fare let them come to you and be gentle spend time with them when the cat is tolerant of your company try to encourage your bond by using positive reinforcement play with toys and let them get used to your presence reduce stress in the environment if the home is noisy find a relaxing place for the cat to rest separate them from other animals or children if they are scared of them and introduce them slowly ensure all their practical needs are met in terms of care i.e food shelter hygiene and health use synthetic pheromones or catnip to help the cat relax don't make it worse picking up a cat when they don't want to be held can only make them more scared don't scold them or provide them with negative experiences improper discipline for a cat can cause him to be scared something.

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