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How to care for street cats:

05 Feb 2024
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Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world.

But unfortunately, there are many cats living on the street without shelter or care.

In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide to help you care for street cats:

  • Explaining the steps to provide food and shelter for street cats.
  • Tips for treating common diseases in street cats.
  • How to deal with aggressive street cats.
Explaining the steps to provide food and shelter for street cats:

1. Providing food:

  • Place the food in a clean bowl.
  • Use food designed for cats.
  • Place clean water next to the food.
  • Change the food and water regularly.

Steps to provide food in detail:

  • Choose a suitable place to put food.
  • The place must be safe, away from predators.
  • The place must be covered to protect the food from rain and sun.
  • Place the food in a clean bowl.
  • Use food designed for cats.
  • You can use dry or wet cat food.
  • Make sure the food is fresh.
  • Place clean water next to the food.
  • Change the food and water regularly.
  • Clean the food bowl regularly.

2. Providing shelter:

  • Find a safe and comfortable place for street cats.
  • You can use a cardboard box or a wooden box.
  • Place a soft blanket or towel inside the box.
  • Make sure the box is covered to protect the cats from rain and sun.

Steps to provide shelter in detail:

  • Choose a suitable place to place the shelter.
  • The place must be safe, away from predators.
  • The place must be covered to protect cats from rain and sun.
  • Find a quiet place away from noise.
  • You can use a cardboard box or a wooden box.
  • Make sure the box is large enough for your cat to fit comfortably in it.
  • Place a soft blanket or towel inside the box.
  • You can add some toys or scratchers to make the shelter more comfortable.
  • Make sure the box is covered to protect the cats from rain and sun.
  • Clean the shelter regularly.

Additional Tips:

  • If you can, provide an enclosed shelter for street cats.
  • You can use a barn or a hut.
  • Make sure the shelter is heated in the winter.
  • Make sure the shelter is shaded in the summer.

Tips for treating common diseases in street cats:

1. Taking the cat to the vet:

  • The most important step in treating any disease is taking your cat to the vet.
  • The veterinarian will conduct a comprehensive examination of the cat and determine the type of disease.
  • The veterinarian will prescribe the appropriate treatment for the disease.

2. Follow the veterinarian’s instructions:

  • It is important to follow your veterinarian's instructions carefully.
  • Give the cat medications at the specified time and in the specified dose.
  • Clean your cat's wounds regularly.
  • Monitor your cat's health regularly.

3. Providing the necessary medications:

  • Make sure to provide the necessary medications to treat the cat's illness.
  • You can buy medicines from a veterinary pharmacy.
  • Make sure medications are fresh.

4. Monitor the cat’s health on a regular basis:

  • It is important to monitor your cat's health on a regular basis.
  • Monitor the cat's behavior, appetite and sleep.
  • Make sure your cat is getting better from the illness.
  • If you notice any new symptoms, take your cat to the vet immediately.

Examples of common diseases in street cats:

  • Scabies:

  • It is a skin disease caused by a parasite.

  • Scabies causes itching and dermatitis.

  • Scabies can be treated with antiparasitic medications.

  • Bacterial infection:

  • Cats can get bacterial infections through wounds or viral infections.

  • The bacterial infection causes symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, and vomiting.

  • Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics.

  • Viruses:

  • There are many viruses that can infect cats.

  • Some viruses are fatal, such as feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

  • There is no cure for some viruses, but their symptoms can be treated.

  • Parasites:

  • Cats can be infected with internal and external parasites.

  • Parasites cause symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss.

  • Parasites can be treated using anti-parasitic medications.

Additional Tips:

  • If you cannot take your cat to the vet, you can contact the Humane Society or animal shelter.
  • There are many organizations that provide assistance in treating stray animals.
How to deal with aggressive street cats:

1. Avoid:

    • The best way to deal with aggressive street cats is to avoid them.
    • Do not try to approach or touch the cat.
    • Move away from the cat slowly and calmly.

2. Give the cat space:

    • If an aggressive cat approaches you, give it space.
    • Do not try to approach or touch the cat.
    • Move away from the cat slowly and calmly.

3. Talk to the cat in a calm voice:

    • Talking to your cat in a calm voice can help calm her down.
    • Speak to the cat in a calm, friendly voice.
    • Do not try to force the cat to interact with you.

4. Providing food and water:

    • Offering food and water can help calm an aggressive cat.
    • Place the food and water in a safe place away from the cat.
    • Watch the cat from afar to see if it will eat or drink.

5. Contact the Humane Society or Animal Shelter:

    • If you can't handle an aggressive street cat, you can contact the Humane Society or animal shelter.
    • These organizations will be able to help you catch the cat and move it to a safe location.

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