posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 12:18 AM
a reply to: TheToastmanCometh
I take in stray ferals , get them doctored up , then adopt them out,. Except for this last one. He isnt going anywhere
First stop : Vet . Always. Check for feline leukemia as it is feral .Fixed and vaccinated.It is cheaper to do those 3 at one time. He aint gonna like
that.Check for ear mites and parasites. Both usually easily treatable
He sounds like he has a sinus infection. Cats get those just as well as humans . They also have allergies.As long as he isnt wheezing or having
difficulty breathing . Check the ears , and bottom of the paws for a fever. They should just be fairly a little warm . The ears and paws are the way a
cat evaporates heat so they may feel a little warm. Check the nose. Warm and dry ? Possible mild dehydration from the cold or what.
With that said , some feral/stray cats make the best pets.The one I was talking about does something that is very rare in cats. He will actually roll
over for me to rub his tummy. Like I said , this one stays with me.
Spraying is another thing. That is usual for a cat. No good way to discourage it..Fixed is the keyword
Using the potty ? Just take a cat pan , fill it with litter , and set him in it. Make him stay and pet him while in. Repeat if needed. An aluminum
basting (roast) pan and dirt works almost as well.
But the Vet is absolutely the first step.