Taking in a Stray Cat Safely
The first thing you need to do is make sure that cat you're welcoming is
really homeless. Your next step should be to take it to your veterinary clinic
for a thorough checkup, deworming and vaccinations. Stray cats are often in poor
health. Very common are three fatal diseases:
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
- Feline Leukemia
These diseases are highly contagious by contact and fighting between cats.
Other common health problems in strays are:
- All of which could be passed on to other pets you may own.
- Respiratory disease
- Intestinal worms
- Tick and flea infestation
- And ear mites
Looks can be deceiving. Even if the cat appears to be in good health, don't
skip the exam. You don't want to risk bringing diseases into your household that
your healthy pets are going to pick up.
We offer special feline vaccine packages and affordable combo tests to insure
a healthy start for your new addition.