Should you take a stray kitten to the vet?

Should you take a stray kitten to the vet?

If you are going to adopt/rescue a stray kitten, keep these things in mind: Take the kitten to your vet as soon as possible to identify any health issues and determine the required vaccination, deworming and flea control program.

How often do stray cats give birth to kittens?

There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to caring for stray cats. According to Humane Society, tens of millions of homeless cats live in the USA alone. That’s a lot of cats! Let’s say half of them are girls that will give birth to (most often) 3-5 kittens. The shocking fact is that a cat can have babies 5 times a year!

Can a mother cat take care of a stray kitten?

Mother cats are not always able to stay with their kittens, they have to leave the kittens alone in order to find food for themselves. If you find one or more stray kitten, you need to be sure it has actually been abandoned by its mother before you take it inside.

What to do if you find a stray cat in the UK?

If you’re worried about a stray cat’s health, contact the following on their emergency numbers. RSPCA (England and Wales) 0300 1234 999, USPCA 028 3025 1000 (Northern Ireland) or SSCPC 03000 999 999 (Scotland). If the cat is injured, you can take it to your nearest veterinary practice immediately.

Is it normal for a stray cat to come to Your House?

That cat will keep coming back.” Phillips does note, however, that not all cats that come around begging are necessarily stray cats. She suggests that some cats may be “indoor/outdoor cats that belong to a neighbor; [the cat may just like] something about your yard or area.”

Mother cats are not always able to stay with their kittens, they have to leave the kittens alone in order to find food for themselves. If you find one or more stray kitten, you need to be sure it has actually been abandoned by its mother before you take it inside.

That cat will keep coming back.” Phillips does note, however, that not all cats that come around begging are necessarily stray cats. She suggests that some cats may be “indoor/outdoor cats that belong to a neighbor; [the cat may just like] something about your yard or area.”

Is there a way to trap and transport Stray Cats?

If you need to trap and transport stray cats, read my guide to stray cat trapping. STRAY CAT BEHAVIOR: Stray cats are truly wild animals, and they are very capable. If a cat is born in the wild and lives as a wild animal, there’s pretty much no chance of domesticating it. Many cats form feral colonies.

Is it OK to euthanize a stray cat?

Many people don’t want to see cats trapped and ultimately euthanized. However, overpopulated cat colonies usually result in more suffering for cats. The best thing is prevention: don’t feed the cats, don’t ever abandon your pet cat, and PLEASE HAVE YOUR CAT SPAYED OR NEUTERED. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH A STRAY CAT PROBLEM? In most cases, yes.