How to make my cat feel safe?
April 9, 2012 6:28 AM Subscribe
How do I make my cat feel safe? Since I first got him, he won't let me pick him up. Ususally when I walk toward him he will run the other way. Most of the time he won't let me pet him unless he comes to me first. Won't come out of bedroom if I have a guest. Just a total scaredy cat. He has never been hit or abused. I talk to him all day long in a sweet, loving voice. I've had him for 3 years. I need to take him to the vet, but can't pick him up. I heard about pheremones, but I think I also need some cat psychology 101. Anyone have similar experiences? I would love suggestions. Also, the people who brought him to my home, were carrying him.
posted by lovecatsalways to Pets & Animals (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite