How to care for a Feral Cat after Spaying

How to care for a Feral Cat after Spaying

Feral cat need to be handled with care after the spaying. Spaying is the process of removing a cat’s ovaries or testes with the help of surgery, as this can lead to lots of problems caused by puberty, for example, your female cat being pregnant or your male cat discharging its strong smell around the house to mark it as his property. Spaying is a very good process for both cats and humans. As cats can also be pregnant at a very young age, and you don’t wanna see your house getting filled with little kittens. It is better to spay your cat around the age of 3-4 months, and after that, cats will need some time to recover, so you’ll have to take care of them. And if you are spaying a feral cat, you’ll have to be extra careful as they are not social cats, and they can get scared around humans.

Here are some tips about Spaying a Feral Cat

  • Feral cats are those that once were a pet or domestic cats and then were abandoned for some reason, and now they are homeless and living on the streets or in the company of other feral cats. Life is very hard and difficult for them outside.
  • Feral cats are very antisocial toward humans, and they will get scared if a human is coming toward them and will avoid human interaction at any cost. So if you want to spay a feral cat, first you’ll have to catch it. It can sometimes be difficult as feral cats are not easy to catch. For that, you can set up a food trap, or you can call vet support, and they will help.
  • After catching the cat, you’ll have to put it in a box or a cage and make sure it gets calm, and you can put a black piece of cloth on the cage.
  • After catching the cat, head to the vet, and they will do the work for the surgery.After the surgery, they will return the cat to the same cage.
  • Now do not free the cat just after the surgery!
  • This can be very dangerous for the cat. There can be a lot of dangers for your cat in the early times; although feral cats are very brave in the early conditions, they are unable to defend themselves against those dangers. Let the cat stay in your house for at least 24 hours, and give the cat a quiet place to stay and recover. Adult cats can recover in less time than small kittens, adult cats can be free to go after 10-20 hours after the surgery.
  • Until then, keep your cat indoor to ensure its safety; provide your cat food and water, make sure your cat is not scared and is making progress, and keep an eye on the wounds, cats can start licking or scratching the wounds to prevent them from doing it, and your vet may provide you with a big collar, although not all cats will get used to that.
  • When your cat is ready to go, get it to the place where you caught it, and leave it there, they can overcome the pain very soon and will get back to life. You should keep checking on it, so you know how it is doing, you can also put a GPS collar or a collar with your address and contact number on it, so if someone else finds any problem in the progress of recovery in your cat, they can contact you, and if you feel any abnormalities, contact your vet support, and they will help.

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