My male cat is scared of people and runs and hides whenever someone comes around…

My male cat is scared of people and runs and hides whenever someone comes around. Not a real problem until I have to go somewhere with him. Is there anything I can do to reduce his stress when I take him out

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Some colors and breeds of cats are more social than others.  For example, there is a genetic link for shyness in red tabby male domestic shorthairs.  They love their own people, but hide/avoid strangers.  So, as long as he has a relationship with you — don’t worry that he doesn’t care for other people.  The best you can do is try to make him more comfortable when you have to travel with him.  You need a crate, and you need to get him comfortable with the crate.  There are 2 ways to go.  A very large crate that will hold… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

have you tried Feliway or any other calming remedies?  how long have you had him, and has he always been this way?  what have you done to try to build a relationship with him?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

oh, that poor baby.

i wish you luck. aside from the Feliway suggestion i’m tapped. 🙁

Alice Maya
5 years ago

Try bring food or something to destruct him