How to Care for Feral Cats
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There are an estimated 50 million feral cats living in the United States, and while many people may be hesitant to care for them due to their wild nature, they still require food, water, and shelter just like any other pet. In this article, we’ll discuss how to provide for a feral cat in winter and after it’s been spayed.
How to Care for a Feral Cat in the Winter
In winter, it’s important to provide a feral cat with a warm place to sleep and plenty of food and water. One way to do this is to set up a feeding station near a source of heat, such as a radiator or fireplace. You can also buy or make a heated bed for the cat to sleep in.
Another important thing to remember in winter is to keep the cat’s water bowl from freezing. You can do this by using a heated water bowl, putting the bowl in a sheltered spot, or adding hot water to the bowl periodically.
How to Care for a Feral Cat after Spaying
When a feral cat is spayed or neutered, it’s important to keep an eye on them for the first few days following the surgery. The cat may be sleepy and reluctant to eat or drink, so it’s important to make sure they have plenty of food and water available. You may also want to place a small amount of wet food in front of the cat to encourage it to eat.
If you’re caring for a feral cat, make sure to provide it with food, water, and shelter year-round. With a little bit of effort, you can help make sure this homeless cat stays warm and healthy through the winter months.
The winter is a harsh time for feral cats, and their lives can be made more difficult if they have been spayed. If you’ve captured a feral cat this season or know of one who needs help giving birth on the street please contact NokillNetwork at email@example.com or visit their website at www.nokillnetwork.org. They will provide resources and guidance to take care of the animal while also connecting you with local rescues that may be able to adopt it out after the kitten has grown up enough (usually around 6 weeks).