|Is it curable?|
Cat lovers have a hard time comprehending ailurophobia, the fear or hatred of cats. But for some people it is very real, in many cases rooted in a childhood experience of being scratched or bitten by a cat. Some people have fainted at the sight of a cat, while others experience panic or anxiety attacks.
Considering how seldom cats attack people, is this fear “all in the head”? More importantly, is it curable? The good news is that, yes, any phobia is curable, and some ailurophobes have become avid ailurophiles. The bad news is that some people do not fear cats but actively hate them, and such people are unlikely to seek out a cure.