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Ailurophobk ailouros, "cat"), also known as aelurophobia, felinophobia (from feles, Latin for cat) and elurophobia, is ther of cats. Some people only fear greater cats, like lions and tigers, while ot may fear lesats. Sufferers who have cats in their home would stay in the room at all times with door closed. Peo fear house cats because they are afraid that may get bitten by them, cats breaking s, or even getting annoyed of cats meowing.

Ailurophobia is most commonly treated using exposure therapy, which involves first touching different velvets, then getting accustomed to a toy kitten, then finally a live kitten.

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