Introduction:Read this information and find out a little more about post-traumatic stress and the well being of your cat
Cats maybe scared due to being left alone when they were born. Then, they have to learn to survive in this big scary world. Dogs may chase them, and children may run and try to grab them. This only scares them more when they are already afraid of all the other running creatures that live around them
Farm cats are known to be wild most of the time. These cats are chased around all day by other farm animals. They constantly hear loud farm animal noises that often scare them. I used to visit my grandfather's farm often. I witnessed this first hand. I did tame around 20 cats, but I had to be patient and learn how to reassure them.
A cat who has been trapped in an unusual space and can't get out may suffer signs of post traumatic stress; just like a person would. I feel one of my cat still suffers from this type of stress. He was trapped down under the engine of a truck for over a day. A friend of mine found him there. He was very scared. This friend of mine called me and asks me if I wanted to take him home with me. My big heart could not refuse. His name is Foxy, and I'm his favorite; however he still will only come up to me when the couch is empty with just me on it and no pillows blocking him if he decides to jump down. I can be walking in the house, and when he sees me he scats. I call him my scat cat. He trusts me; however still needs his escape route when he feels unease.
Cat owners should realize that they are like children who are trying to develop into healthy adults on day. Cats are no different. They need a loving environment in order for them to feel secure and thrive in a healthy
Cat owners should realize that they are like children who are trying to develop into healthy adults on day. Cats are no different. They need a loving environment in order for them to feel secure and thrive in their healthy cat world. Their bodies should never be violated; just as we all desire.
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I love cats too. Excellent list!
Great tips. Cats have feelings too and can be very traumatized by what happens to them.
Good list Jenny!
As a cat lover, you are absolutely right. Thanks for sharing.
So true. Our animal friends can suffer from PTSD.
Oh yes, I do think these are good to know about cats. Well done with valid reasons for your good list.
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