A fear of animals is Zoophobia, however many people have their own phobias since there is sometimes a fear of one specific class of animal and not the others. Phobias are real and to be treated most often times by professionals with great success.
Ailurophobia is the very real and irrational fear of cats also called Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia and Gatophobia. This is a sincerely frightening fear which can stem from a role model teasing a child or young person with a feline. In the past a person who has become Ailurophobic might have had a cat surprise them in their sleep by clawing at them and then developed an uneasiness about cats that never got resolved to become intense to then have ailurophobia.
Fear of bees is Apiphobia. Most often times this phobia has been acquired through a direct event with bees. Apiphobia creates other medical problems such as panic attacks,stress related disorders and fainting because of sheer fear. Cnidophobia is the actual fear of stings which might be associated with Apiphobia. A fear of bees can be associated with the allergy to bee stings which can cause a person aniphalactic shock if stung.
Arachnophobia is also a name for fear of spiders. Your usual dislike for spiders is not considered a phobia, however if left unsolved to find out the core of the dislike it very well can develop into arachnephobia. Entomophobia and Insectophobia includes a fear of insects in general while some insects have their own name in the phobia category. An example of this is: Katsaridaphobia which is the fear of cockroaches.
Cynophobia is the fear of dogs or rabies. The actual fear of rabies is Hydrophobia, however Cynophobia covers both the animal and the rabies too. A person who has been bitten by a dog and then has to go through the shots to determine if they have acquired rabies might have severe anxiety or a panic attack with the sight of a dog. Cognitive behavior therapy has been the treatment for people with Cynophobia.
Herpetophobia is the fear of reptiles and anything that crawls. This phobia is quite often suffered by many more people than admit to having Herpetophobia; it is fairly common. A very effective energy cure was discovered to be a monumental success which today costs $1000 among other treatments for Herpetophobia.
Very interesting, I knew of the spiders because of my kids and that stupid movie about spiders that intensified their fear of spiders. lol~I'm scared if there is no way to kill them. I do not like bats near my head either!
I have Leporiphobia. The fear of killer mutant bunnies. However, unlike most people with the phobia, I have zero issue going in wooded areas because I'm always accompanied by my fearless beagle and JRT. Bunnies run away in terror of hounds and terriers. =0)
I can't stand cockroaches, but I'm not afraid of them. Spiders now, that's where the fear begins...so I really have arachnophobia. I have a favorite saying my whole family has heard many times..."If it has eight legs and crawls, it deserves to die."
I have had a fear of bees most of my life. I am in self therapy I go outside with my camera and try to photograph bees on flowers up close. It worked a few times and I don't make a bee-line to the house as much as I use to or I am just getting to old to run that fast. :)