No punishment for behavior related to fear, phobia, or anxiety, this will only increase the fear response. It can even lead to aggression toward the person that is punishing the cat. No yelling and squirting your cat with a water bottle. Anxiety can also be brought on by physical pain, illness, or trauma. Cats that were deprived at a young age of improper socialization and environmental exposures may become fearful or anxious. Some cats have separation anxiety. Left untreated, these disorders are likely to progress be sure to see a vet.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area