If you find your cat in pain or frightened, then calm it down by moving it outside or working on calming your cat using soft, soothing techniques. All of this can be a very stressful situation for you. Make sure you have a recovery drink with you in case you need extra energy.
How to get help for your cat:
- Find a veterinarian with experience of treating pets with FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus).
- If you need a diagnosis, see your GP, family doctor, or another vet. You may also need to see a specialist (neurologist, cancer side, etc).
How far changes should be progressed?
You should progress changes as long as they are in line with your veterinarian’s recommendations. Your GP should also discuss your cat’s treatment with you before your cat going on medication. Only if your veterinarian recommends taking medication should you apply to the vet clinic.
Should I be worried about my cat’s education?
Non-viviparous cats are more likely to head into the nest, seek shelter or become relevant ant predators if their first litter is an older male (epidemiology says that the presence of poor fathers after mothers have been protected from with help from their son is one of the actual causes of declining populations of wild cats in Australia). Don’t be too concerned if your cat’s behavior changes, but if you notice a change then you should investigate it further.
How to protect yourself if you hear or see your cat change into a worrying, aggressive cat?
If your cat is becoming aggressive or thinks that people are threatening, you should:
- Call the police on 911
- Consider having your cat neutered (tip: Screen your cat for FIV and avoid letting your cat get pregnant, although doing so won’t necessarily prevent serious illness in your cat, especially during pregnancy)
- Call your vet
- Ensure that your cats are well-cared for by feeding a satisfying diet and providing enough space to move around
- Notify your local anti-vivisection group or control center effective anti-vivisection measures should be implemented
- If your cat is displaying signs of illness e.g. breathing problems, sore skin, blood or urine in faeces, see your vet. If you later become aware of a possible exposure act as if you have been bitten, the first route of action is to seek medical attention and continue to apply non-medicated methods of help towards challenging your cat’s behaviour.
What can I do to protect my cat from predators?
- Don’t let other cats become predators as this increases their chances.
- They should stay out of yards or other hot zones as young cats will likely pick nest sites where there’s food and defend against many adults.
- Put up cat-proof barriers around the house, garden or adjacent neighbourhoods so other cats are not attracted
Tips for protecting yourself if your cat is in estrus (a period when they exhibit prolonged estrus) then you should:
- Shop with a vet who can inform you about medication.
- Wash your hands before you enter your home. The bacteria in faeces can transfer between your hands and the kitten’s surface.
- Don’t feed your cat in the presence of the kitten in estrus as trials of Toilet Training feline pheromones to temporarily immobilise the kitten where you can not be disturbed may be required
- Change your diet and gradual decrease your cat’s exercise gradually and allow time between changes.
- Avoid letting the kittens cry for a reasonable length of time after they’re born. This will prevent them crying for long periods afterwards.
Check your cat’s veterinarian regularly as opportunistic infections and poor immunizations are often a cause of cat rabies.
Should I be worried about my cat biting and/or scratching other cats?
Only your own cat should react unprovoked, usually when it has not been provoked. As above, try to get your cat’s behavior checked out by your veterinarian having investigated if there has been a problem previously.
Just like you, your cat also likes to be in a clean space. If you work a lot and you don’t have time for cleaning, don’t worry. Call commercial cleaning Manassas and they will take about everything.