Cat from the street-treating a new pet

Often we get animals spontaneously, regretting on the street hungry kitten or an adult cat frozen, perched under the stairs in the entrance. Animals from the street, usually are not always healthy – they are full of fleas and almost certainly worms.

What action to take, if you took a cat from the street, present a women’s website

The animals find themselves on the streets for various reasons: some left on the site after the end of the summer season, others cast when moving, but still the vast majority of cats live on the street since birth, eating, anything, and constantly being exposed to various infections and other diseases.

You took a cat from the street: what to do next?

First things first, give the cat to look in a new place and feed her.

Most likely, the cat is full of fleas, but do not rush to immediately bathe cat with flea shampoos, or give you fleas in other ways. It is desirable to observe the health of the cats, at least during the day. The fact is that, if the cat is unhealthy (e.g., infected with one of the feline infections), drugs for fleas can aggravate her condition. If the cat the next day feels great, eats and drinks and plays – you can start processing.

If you used shampoo, collar or flea drop – in a few days you need to give antihelminthic drug (Milbemax, Drontal, Cancancel, Prazitsid or drops on the withers Profender). After two weeks, it is advisable to repeat deworming.

If the cat has discharge from eyes, itching ears, drooling, no appetite or just her behavior seems strange – cat should see a veterinarian, since most likely she has some kind of infection.

If the cat looks healthy, then after treatment for fleas and deworming comes the time of vaccination.

Vaccination is carried out 10-14 days after the administration of a vermifuge. Vaccinated cats against feline infections (viral rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, calicivirus and chlamydia) and rabies. Integrated inoculation was repeated after three weeks. Rabies vaccinated once. Then you will be doing all the vaccinations at the same time and only once a year. During the examination before vaccination veterinarian about will determine the age of the cat.

Closer to the year of the cat, preferably spayed (a cat – neutered).

Spayed female cat on the street is rare, most likely, your new pet will have to undergo this operation. The opinion that the cat must give birth at least once an incorrect and usually based solely on excessive anthropomorphism.

Unsterilized cat in the future are much more susceptible to a number of diseases associated with hormone levels and hit by a cycle of heat (e.g. pyometra – purulent inflammation of the uterus or polycystic ovaries). The risk of various diseases in non-castrated males less, but their owners usually do not have to convince the surgery – intact cat, sooner or later begins to mark the apartment, shoes and other household things, which, of course, unpleasant.

Diseases outdoor cats

In addition to fleas and worms, cats can be a whole bunch of other diseases. They are not dangerous to humans, but require a particular treatment in a veterinary clinic.

Otodectosis in

Otodectosis in one of the most common diseases outdoor cats, this infection microscopic cessationism mite. For a man this disease is not dangerous, but other animals – cats, dogs, rabbits or ferrets – can get infected.

When otodektoza earwax is not brown, and black, and the whole auricle as if covered with black crusts. But do not hurry to treat this disease – any drugs against otodektoza should be used only after accurate diagnosis of the disease, which can be done in any clinic.

Viral diseases

Viral diseases tend to be seasonal in nature, and cats from the street are more susceptible to them in the spring and fall. Most often sick kittens.
If taken from the street cats watery eyes, runny nose or cough, and diarrhea or vomiting – it may be that the cat one of the cat viral infections (rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia or calicivirus).

It is important not to wait for improvements and not try to treat the pet yourself, and quickly show the cat doctor. Some diseases in kittens are developing rapidly, and the loss of time can lead to the fact that a kitten will be difficult to save.

The simplest

Street cat can be infected not only worms but also protozoa (Giardia, isospora) – microorganisms that cause indigestion. The presence of parasites determined by analysis of feces, and treatment may also appoint a doctor, because the pill from worms to protozoa do not apply.

Although in this article we told about the many diseases, not necessarily that they will each cat. So don’t be afraid to adopt a cat from the street, especially because the vast majority of diseases to humans is not dangerous.

Besides, if you picked up a cat from the street, you almost certainly saved her life and, of course, provided she is healthy, well fed and comfortable existence, which is an affectionate and responsive pet deserves!

The author – Svetlana Feldshera practicing veterinarian, specifically for your website –

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