My 5 year old grandson has a fear of cats/dogs. He thinks the cats are going to kill him and eat him.
My husband has a friend with 2 small cats and 18 months ago, my grandson always wanted to see them. He never touched them or interacted with them.
Now he doesn’t want to see them as he says they will kill and eat him. My husband takes him to see the friend and he has no interaction with the cats. If one comes near him it’s full-on fear. The same with dogs but only if they come near him.
But then recently, he went shopping with my husband, and a dog was tied up outside the supermarket.’Why is the doggy tied up?’ He walked past it and waved and said ‘Bye doggy’ but had no reaction or fear. I just don’t know what to do. He watches a lot of you tube kids stuff so maybe getting he’s it from there?