Advice on rescuing an outdoor cat

  • What r specifics I need to know in rescue of outdoor cat .

  • <p>Hi there and thanks for this question.</p>

    <p>By outdoors, we need to know if you mean an owned cat who was allowed outside, a stray or a feral cat. They will all have different needs.</p>


    <p>If not owned, we need to ensure they are spayed and up to date with their vaccines and parasite prevention.&nbsp;</p>

    <p>We should also run a blood test to check for viral infections like FIV or FeLV if they have been fighting or mating.</p>

    <p>If used to being outside, they will likely appreciate the chance to continue to do so. If not permitted, this can lead to stress and behavioral issues such as soiling inside the home.</p>

    <p>Alternatives to outdoor access can include catios and enclosed gardens.</p>


    <p>We need to provide lots of enrichment within the home, including things like food puzzles, scent games, cat trees, scratching mats etc.&nbsp;</p>

    <p>They will likely also want several hiding spots and beds where they can relax without us too close by.</p>

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