PIXIE : I was very afraid during the renovation work of the bathroom, especially when the worker drilled the wall, and you could see it :
- My pupils were dilated
- My tail was stuck under my body
- My whiskers were against my cheeks
- Ears are flattened towards the back
- The body is often of profile with regard to the danger or to the aggressor
- The cat growls or hisses
If you see a cat who is afraid, leave him alone : a terrified cat will feel threatened by the slightest movement, even comforting. He could then show himself aggressive and attack. Go away and leave him time to calm down alone ; if it’s possible, eliminate the source of his dismay quickly and calmly.
You will know that his fear passed when he will resume his normal activities : eat, go to his litter box, or ask for your attention.