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My Pet World: Is Scared Cat Remembering Past Abuse?


Last updated 6/10/2020 at 4:26pm

Dear Cathy,

Our cat, Louis is a rescue we’ve had for 13 years. We were told he was 1-year-old and had been thrown. He did have a fractured tooth. Louis is a doll and loves petting, belly rubs and being with us. However, he won’t let us hold him. Could he remember being thrown, or some other trauma involving being held? We’d love to hold him and hug him, but never want to scare him.

— Wendy,

East Williston, N.Y.

Dear Wendy,

It’s possible that being held in someone’s arms could conjure up an unhappy memory of being thrown. It sounds, though, like you have a very affectionate c...

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