Mind of Your Cat

July 2005 Issue

Mind of the Cat: 07/05

How Does Your Cat Handle Fear? A scary experience can trigger an aggressive reaction serious enough to warrant professional help.

I recently learned of a cat that, upon seeing a visiting dog in the house, ran for cover and refused to come out for months. Fortunately, this cat did not exhibit aggressive behavior. However, it is not uncommon for a cat, when frightened, to respond by attacking rather than by fleeing.

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