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  1. Yes all species can be traumatised, we are not so special. Witnessing the murder of loved ones must be one of the most traumatic events any being can go through.

    One of my cats still holds trauma from his past. Eighteen months minimum on the street with a 100% grown in collar injury, 6 months in a stinky rescue cage, in a small area surrounded by many other caged cats, being cared for by a rescue worker he was terrified of. He gets distressed if he hears anyone crying or shouting, live or on tv/radio. He desperately tries to comfort anyone who is crying. Running tap water both fascinates & terrifies/enrages him. He is not socialised to other cats, but desperately wants their company (my other cat is a calm, patient lover boy). Lastly the traumatised cat is very fear aggressive and food obsessive.

    He is a tricky one to get the hang of, we learn more of him each day. If we get it wrong he will rage at us, or anyone. He does not hold back with claws and fangs if you get it wrong. Sometimes, he is inexplicably, shockingly sad, he will slump & sigh for a couple of hours, then seek us out for comfort.

    I hope he & me kinda help each other.

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