My cat is afraid of lightning and thunder

Philippines
May 28, 2020 6:12am CST
It was raining really hard last night with strong wind and thunder & lightning. It was time for my cat to feed. I was looking everywhere and couldn’t find him. I was a bit worried because the rain gets stronger. I asked help from mom because he’s nowhere to be found....after couple of minutes or so, I found him underneath the pile of pillows in my mom’s bed. He’s heart pounding and looks scared. I don’t know what to do because this is the first time I saw cat looking so afraid. So what I did was grabbed and hugged him.
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@nawala123 (9698)
• Indonesia
28 May
Mostly animal feel scared or botherrd eith loud sound
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• Philippines
28 May
With my recent experience, I agree with you.
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@nawala123 (9698)
• Indonesia
28 May
@unsulliedcatt for bird pet, usually the cage is covered with cloth
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• Philippines
28 May
@nawala123 it seems that tou have many pets/animals in your home you know these things... thank you for sharing.
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@myklj999 (44372)
28 May
The only time a storm has bothered Scar was a few months ago when lightning hit really close to the house and the thunder was so loud and sudden that I jerked in my chair and he jumped out of the window he had been sitting in with a crazed look in his eyes
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• Philippines
28 May
Does Scar’s behavior change after that? My cat’s acting weird the following morning.
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@myklj999 (44372)
28 May
@unsulliedcatt Nope, he was fine about a minute later.
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@cool83 (3297)
• Sri Lanka
29 May
I know most of the pets scared to thunder ..but i not have heard like in your case ..
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• Philippines
29 May
Me too...this is the first time experiencing it.
@CarolDM (81581)
• Nashville, Tennessee
28 May
My cats are not afraid but I know many animals are. I had a dog once that hid under the bed when it thundered. Welcome myLot!
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• Philippines
28 May
Oh poor dog... Thanks for welcoming me
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@Janet357 (49791)
28 May
awww pets are afraid of thunder. even my chihuahuas shiver.
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• Philippines
28 May
Which leaves us a bit worried, right? What do you usually do when they’re panicking?
@Thrilliana (12128)
• Philippines
28 May
My dogs are the same.. my little dog usually stay under my bed but the big one keeps on panthing.. what i do is close all my windows and put on loud music.. it sounds like we have a party inside my room haha
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• Philippines
28 May
I’ve also experienced that with my dogs...especially New Year celebration.
@MALUSE (59653)
• Germany
13 Jun
Dogs don't like thunderstorms, either.
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@Hannihar (96465)
• Israel
7 Jun
@unsulliedcatt I am so glad you understood how hard it is for your cat when thunder and lightning happen. My cat I had before Sophie was outside one day and it was blue skies and then all of a sudden the lightning started so I ran out to get her. I put her inside me and talked to her the whole way inside. It was so hard for her.
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• Philippines
31 May
I would freak out as well. My dogs were no stranger hiding from thunder.
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@jayanth_77 (5933)
• India
29 May
Dogs and cats don't like sound of thunder so they prefer to hide under the bed or chair or behind cupboard.