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Help! My male cat was lying on my bed when I leaned over him to pet his sister and the pop bottle I was holding, full at the time, dropped on him. He ran and won't come up to me since. Every time he sees me, he runs and hides. He was always so affectionate and lovable; have I messed him up forever???????

Hi sorry for the delay in answering I had Internet connection problems.

I wouldn't worry too much at this stage, cats are very forgiving and he probably just needs some time to get over the shock. Make sure also that his behavior doesn't change so much that it could suggest that he is injured.

You could also try some bonding techniques on him to help him learn to trust you again.


best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


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