If you have encountered an abandoned cat and you have decided to adopt it or care for it as you find a new family, it is very important to provide you it with the necessary care, keep in mind some recommendations to ensure your safety and the health of your pet. This cat is now your responsibility, at Dinzie you’ll learn how to care for a stray cat and ensure maximum well-being.
Something that you have to be very clear at the moment in which you find a stray cat is that you do not know the health of the animal or nor is it clear if it’s an abandoned cat or that has been lost. It is therefore necessary that you approach with caution because stray animals are afraid and nervous, if you come with violence the cat can escape or attack you.
A good idea to promote the approach is attracting it with food, preferably with croquettes for cat. If the animal reacts aggressively or if you believe that your health is in danger and do not capture it calls a protective of animals to help you catch it and move it to a medical center.
It is very important that within hours you’ll find the cat take him to the vet to determine first if the pet has a chip, and therefore an owner, and additionally if you are healthy. Veterinarian must thoroughly review the cat and the necessary vaccinations so the cat can grow in a healthy way.
A medical examination is very important because the cat may have communicable diseases to humans that have not been previously treated and therefore, which, could endanger your health and that of your family. The safety of all and the health of the animal are the first thing.
Once the animal has been reviewed by a veterinarian, comes to take a major step: getting a home. If you can not stay with the cat feel free spread through social networks and on the websites of the protective of animals a notice to find the feline family, while more people in your environment aware of their existence easier will be to find a family who take care of him.
If, on the other hand, you have decided to stay with the stray cat and take care of it in your home, you must have very clear that the animal will take awhile to adapt to domestic life so it is essential not to overwhelm you with too much affection or attention.
Cats that have been previously abandoned have tendency to independence and solitude, as well as being very selective with the people. It is important that you give to the cat affection and caresses, but that at the same time let you adapt to live in a closed space and your care.
Have patience and let the cat who you found and begin to get used to the idea that now live together.
It is also important to teach the animal to use the sandbox to maintain hygiene at home. It is very likely that your feline attempt to mark territory and having a behavior similar to that was when I lived in the street, to prevent this from happening you must be patient and offer the cat other tools.
Scrapers are a cornerstone in the home, because they will allow the animal to sharpen his nails without damaging your furniture. Just as the toys also help maintain your instinct active hunting and to be entertained.
A feature that you’ll possibly have to deal to time to bring home a stray cat, is its tendency to urinate the House to mark territory. To prevent this from happening, you can take some steps that you listed in our article how to avoid my cat to urinate the House, but I anticipate that a very appropriate measure is the sterilization, which will also end with periods of zeal and the tendency to mark territory.
In addition to these recommendations, the feline deserves the same care as any other pet, with regular visits to the veterinarian, affection and care to keep you healthy and happy. You have patience and you’ll see how in a few weeks the cat adapts to its new home satisfactorily.
This article is purely informative, in Dinzie we have no power to prescribe any veterinary treatment or perform any type of diagnosis. We invite you to to take your pet to the vet in the case that it presents any condition.