‘Feral’ is a term for cats that have no home and wander the streets. These cats are abandoned and make up almost half of the whole cat population. Getting to know a cat’s needs and taking great care of it can help your cat to have a fantastic life.
Cats love to get into tight, small spaces. If your cat gets caught on something wearing a traditional collar they could end up hurting their neck trying to break free. Breakaway collars will ‘break’ if they’re pulled too tight. This will allow your cat to live another day if it gets tangled up.
An indoor cat who gets a taste of the outdoors will forever want to go outside. If you know your cat will always be an indoor cat, do your best to keep them from sneaking out. You can try to train your cat to stay in your yard when you are outside.
Keep an eye on early warning signs of health issues in cats. Cats usually display warning signs if they are struggling with health issues. Some common signs to look out for include eating habit changes, sleeping habit changes, not being able to groom properly, changes in eating habits, changes in sleeping habits, depression, sneezing, increased thirst, watery eyes, changes in behavior, hiding, and vomiting. If they display these symptoms, take them to a vet right away. The sooner you take, them the better.
Find out how much food you are supposed to be feeding your cat. While cat food containers give general information, find out from your vet how much food your cat should be eating. Many owners do not do this, and end up overfeeding their cats. Take the time to find out the proper amount so you don’t end up with an overweight kitty.
Try to figure out the cause if you find your cat meowing excessively. By paying attention, you should eventually learn why your cat is meowing. She could be trying to tell you she’s hungry or needs to go outside. By taking note of your cat’s cues, you’ll understand it more.
It is important to make sure that your cat always has fresh water available. You should refill your cats water dish everyday with clean water. There are drinking fountains that provide your cat with a constant stream of fresh water, so you do not have to worry about changing it as often.
Most veterinarians recommend that you feed your cat food that is in the can as opposed to the dry varieties in the box or bag. This is because the canned food contains more water, fat and protein than the dry variety. It is also easier to consume for cats with dental issues.
Stray cats should no longer be a problem after reading this article. Feral cats can destroy gardens, attack your pets, and invite their friends over. Of course, cats are still sensitive animals and should be handled with care. Do your best to be a considerate and responsible cat owner.