What should I do if I find a stray cat? £¨2£© (isolated feeding)

       The last article “what to do when you find a stray cat (hospital physical examination)” talked about the rescue steps suggested by misoprostol: medical examination in hospital ¡ú isolation at home ¡ú taking a bath and taking photos for adoption ¡ú birth control (if the budget is sufficient) ¡ú delivery ¡ú return visit. After the physical examination in the hospital, if there are some serious problems, they should be further observed and treated according to the suggestions of the veterinarian; if there are no major problems, they can be taken home at ease. In this article, we will talk about how to take care of stray cats while waiting for adoption at home.

       When you take it home, the first thing you do is isolate. If there are other pets in the house, the stray cats need to be separated. This is because:

       1. Fecal examination can not detect 100% parasites, there is a certain probability that no detection. Isolation is the best way to make sure everything is safe.

       2. Some infectious diseases, stray cats with virus but no clinical symptoms, still infectious. Such as cat coronavirus (FCV), a cat viral respiratory disease. When some cats are infected with FCV, the symptoms are not very serious and recover after about 7-10 days. At this time, the clinical symptoms disappear and look like healthy cats, but they often become carriers and dangerous sources of infection. The convalescent cats with FCV disease can be infected for up to 35 days. In case of emergency, stray cats must be strictly isolated after entering the house to prevent the virus from spreading to their own cats.

       3. Some domestic cats are not very receptive to new cats, which may lead to fighting or stress. The purpose of isolating stray cats is to keep cats at peace and reduce conflicts and accidents.

       4. If economic conditions permit, it is also an option to place the rescued stray cats in the hospital for foster care.

       Stray cats that can be picked up by us are usually not aggressive. If the cat is injured, I am afraid it needs to be hospitalized for observation and treatment. If you can manage it at home, you also need to follow the doctor’s instructions. If it is a healthy adult cat or a kitten with long teeth, in addition to bathing to expel insects and isolate fleas, feed formula staple food and provide sufficient clean drinking water. It’s difficult to take care of a baby cat if she leaves her mother early. Here’s how to take care of it.

       How to take care of the baby cat?

       1. I have done physical examination in the hospital to solve the problems that have been found. The common problem of milk cats is that parasites and Escherichia coli exceed the standard. Parasites may not be the common Ascaris and tapeworms, but also coccidia or other parasites. It is necessary to select the appropriate medicine according to the results of stool examination and veterinary advice, and feed according to the instructions or in accordance with the doctor’s advice. If Escherichia coli or other harmful bacteria exceed the standard, you can adjust your diet slowly, or you can feed pet probiotics to promote intestinal health. During treatment and rehabilitation, cat litter should be replaced frequently. It is suggested to buy some special urine pads for pets, and replace them with new ones immediately after excretion, so as to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and feces.

       2. Avoid foreign body ingestion or injury. The baby cat who has just left the cat’s mother may be very dependent on the soft fabric, and will get into the fabric to suck milk. These are normal phenomena of breast love. Avoid the baby cat eating the cloth head, string and other foreign matters, and pay attention to the wire and other dangerous goods. Don’t put the cat in a high position, such as windowsill, table, chair, cabinet, etc. Milk cats are less alert to danger than adult cats and are prone to fall from high places.

       3. Keep warm. The cushion can be placed in a warm and dry indoor place. The early weaning cats are not very strong in their own immunity and are more likely to get sick. They also need to pay attention to the cleanliness and hygiene of the environment.

       4. Get in the sun. Good weather in the sun, can let the baby cat in the shade of the sun, can prevent bacterial infection.

       How does a baby cat eat it?

       1. Feed special cat formula. All formula milk powder, in the maximum imitation of breast milk. Cat’s milk, not milk or goat’s milk, is definitely suitable for kittens. However, it is not possible to find a lactating cat. Therefore, professional formula cat milk powder is the most appropriate choice when no lactating female cat can be found. As for the feeding method and quantity, follow the instructions on the milk powder package.

       2. During the period of baby cat’s tooth growth, the feeding of baby cat’s milk cake or kitten’s food can be increased, and the baby cat’s food can be gradually transferred to cat food. Use a spoon to crush the hard grain, and make a little milk powder for the baby. When kittens can chew cat food, they can be fed with dry food gradually according to the situation. It’s easy for a baby cat to eat without food when she leaves her mother. If she is fed with wet food, it’s easy to eat rice all over her face It was a terrible sight. If the fur and skin are covered with food and can’t be cleaned up for a long time, eczema may develop in the kitten, which will lead to hair loss and skin redness. Therefore, for the little milk cats with no food appearance, eating dry food is easier to avoid these skin problems~

       3. Feeding tools should be suitable for the body of the suckling cat. You can use a cat bottle to feed milk. The mouth of the pacifier should not be cut too large. You can also directly use the syringe to feed. The feeding speed should be slow rather than fast. Be careful not to choke the cat. During the period of changing into dry food, the small bowl of milk cat should not be too high or too deep, otherwise it will be difficult to eat.

       4. The temperature of milk powder should be controlled around body temperature. How much to drink and how much to wash. If you have too much to drink, put it in the refrigerator and keep it cold. Soak it in hot water before feeding. Don’t be too cold or too hot.

       How to bathe the kitten?

       1. If the kitten is healthy and clean, you don’t need to give it a bath, in order to avoid the cold disease.

       During the rescue process, the stool test results of two baby cats were abnormal. One infected with coccidia, diarrhea diarrhea every day; the other small milk cat Escherichia coli exceeded the standard, soft stool situation is very serious. During the actual feeding, I bathed them. Therefore, feces sticking to the fur are easy to be licked into the mouth, leading to the spread of parasites and harmful bacteria in the mouth. There is no way to do it. It can’t be done without washing.

       2. Pet bath liquid should be mild, weak acid or neutral lotion. Bath gel, shampoo and soap for human use should never be used. Of course, for emergency, only one pour is not harmful, but if you take a bath for many times for a long time, you must use a special bath gel for pets. All soap is alkaline, the best case is weak alkaline, can not meet the requirements of weak acid or neutral, so whether it claims to be suitable for pet use, we should try to avoid, do not superstitious business propaganda. Pet bath liquid must avoid mixing into the cat’s eyes, ears, mouth, nose, to prevent irritation to the cat’s mucosal tissue. The head is usually not too dirty, just wipe it with a clean wet towel. After taking a bath, be sure to rinse it to reduce residue.

       3. The water temperature is about 1 ~ 2 ¡æ higher than that of the cat. If you have a gas water heater that can adjust the water content in your home, of course, if you can’t measure the water temperature, you can feel the heat slightly when you reach into the water.

       4. After taking a bath, dry the hair with a dry towel as much as possible, and then blow it all dry with a hair dryer. When using the hair dryer, in order to avoid too high temperature or too strong wind, you can stick a hand on the fur of the milk cat and move back and forth to prevent the hot wind from blowing directly on the cat. You can also feel the temperature yourself to avoid being too hot.

       5. Put the washed and dried kitten back to the warm and dry isolation place, pay attention to keep warm.

       How to teach kitten to defecate?

       When the baby cat can’t defecate autonomously, you can put it into the litter basin, lift its tail with one hand, and gently wipe its anus with a cotton swab. In most cases, the baby cat will start defecating under stimulation. Usually can also help small milk cat gently massage stomach, help defecation. After the baby cat grows teeth and changes into dry food, he can learn to defecate independently.

       How to teach kittens to use litter?

       Method 1: because of its small size and short limbs, it may not be easy to climb into the litter basin. You can make a simple litter basin out of the carton. The height of the basin should not exceed the leg length of the cat. You can also add a small slope on the edge of the litter basin to facilitate the entry and exit of the baby cat. Put the small litter basin in the isolation area of the milk cat, pour in the litter, and some of the baby cats will naturally learn.

       Method 2: if the baby cat completely ignores the litter and excretes freely on the ground, you can collect its excreta, put it in the litter, and then hold the kitten into the litter basin, hold its forelimb and bury it. Repeat it several times. Then the cat litter basin position, moved to the small milk cat excretion position, also can teach the baby cat to use litter.

       Method 3: some kittens will have obvious symptoms before excretion. For example, a baby cat with a urine pad may not feel that the urine pad is a place for excretion, so it will be very anxious and anxious before excreting, and will run around in the air box; there is also a baby cat who will bury the litter on the carpet beside the litter before excreting. When these symptoms appear, you can immediately take the kitten into the litter basin you have prepared for it, and then hide and wait quietly. It can also learn to use it by itself after smelling the litter basin and getting familiar with the environment.

       If the kitten pulled the wrong position, it must not be beaten or scolded, because it completely does not understand why you are cruel to it, but will have a fear of you. To create a suitable, convenient and clean excretion environment is what you should consider for it.

       Key points of experience:

       1. The best choice for cat litter is bentonite sand without smell. Cats naturally like this kind of sand texture cat litter. The tasteless cat litter is easier to identify and easier to learn to use.

       2. Cat litter basin should not be placed too far away. During the isolation period, the range of activities of the kitten is not large. Try to put the litter basin in the place where it is easy to reach or frequently excrete.

       3. Cat litter basin should not be too high, otherwise the baby cat is not easy to climb in and out.

       4. If the cat can’t use it, put it in for induction. If the cat can use it, clean the litter basin in time.

       While taking care of the baby cat, you can also help it find an adoptive family. As for the method of finding adoption, we will explain it in detail in the last part.

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What should I do if I find a stray cat? £¨3£© (follow up on adoption)

       In the first and second chapters of “what to do when you pick up stray cats”, a suggested rescue step is given: medical examination in hospital ¡ú isolation at home ¡ú bathing and taking photos for adoption ¡ú birth control (if the budget is sufficient) ¡ú sending for adoption ¡ú return visit.

       The first chapter (hospital physical examination) explains in detail why stray cats should be taken to the hospital for physical examination first, and the inspection items that may be encountered during the physical examination, aiming at the drugs and comparison of insect repellent and flea removal inside and outside the body of stray cats; the second part (isolated feeding chapter) describes in detail why stray cats should be isolated first, how to take care of baby cats, how to eat and how to bathe them, How to help the baby cat defecate, how to teach the baby cat to use litter. Today, I’d like to talk about my experience and how to help stray cats find a reliable adoptive family.

       To help kittens find adoptive families, we can put ourselves in the shoes of adopters. What would you do if you wanted to adopt a stray cat? You ask your friends around you or search for kittens online, right? ¡ª¡ª”Searching” for adoption information is the first way many adopters will think of. Therefore, to help kittens find adoption, we should first use various channels and methods, so that the adopter can successfully find the kitten you rescued.


       In Baidu search for “cat adoption”, the results, the first page of those sites, is currently in the “cat adoption” in this keyword ranking relatively high, more attention.

       You can search for keywords, find these sites, sign up, and post adoption information. Note that some websites have special requirements for the release of adoption information. For example, posts can only be posted in a certain section of the website, and the same adoption information can only be published once. You need to find out these rules of the website and post according to the requirements, so as to avoid the adoption information that you post is deleted or blocked by the administrator.

       These are Baidu included more adoption information website has advantages, but also disadvantages. The advantage is that it ranks higher in the search engine and is easier to find; the disadvantage is that too many people use it, and your adoption information is likely to be submerged in a lot of information. How to make your information in the forefront? You can try to leave more messages about your adoption information when the network traffic is relatively high. Many websites rank posts according to the last publishing time. Once your posts are left, they will be automatically ranked in front, making it easier for adopters to see them.

       2¡¢ Make full use of local forums.

       Due to the high time and transportation cost of adoption in different places, many successful adoptions take place in the same city. Therefore, it is the most easy way to make good use of the advantages of local forums and find suitable adopters in the same city.

       How to find a local forum? I still use the search engine to input the keyword “Regional Forum” or “regional community” in the search field. For example, if I want to search for more active local forums in Hangzhou, I just need to search “Hangzhou forum”. The forum with high activity and attention is on the first page.

       Of course, if you want to be more specific and find more active pet forums, just add “pet” and “cat” to the keywords, such as “Hangzhou pet forum”.

       Similarly, before posting adoption information, please read the rules of the local forum to prevent your posts from being deleted and blocked by the administrator. After the adoption information is released, I often reply to myself and put my adoption information in the front row for the adopters to see.

       3¡¢ Make the most of social networks.

       With the increase of the number of users, microblog has become an effective adoption platform. We can also see a lot of adoption information every day. According to the characteristics of microblog and microblog search, we should remind you of the following points:

       1. In the text description of Weibo, please be sure to add the words “regional cat adoption”, such as “Hangzhou cat adoption”. No matter what kind of assistance you have, or what requirements you have on the adopter, these words are the key to ensure that the adopter can see your micro blog. Don’t change these keywords into words like “baby finds a home” for novelty. Adopters can’t think of these keywords at the first time, and they won’t find your adoption information.

       2. The photos of cats must be clear, good-looking and enough in number. If necessary, beautify the cat’s picture with the repair tool or software. Although we shouldn’t judge a cat by its appearance, most people like beautiful cats. If you take a cute picture of a cat, you can get more attention. Clarity is also a very important requirement. Some adoption information only takes pictures of the cat’s moving body, not even the front face How can such pictures attract adopters?

       3. Take photos of the results of the physical examination in the hospital and attach them to the adoption microblog. Every adopter hopes that the cat he can adopt will be healthy and clean. If you have done any work for it in advance, such as deworming, fleas removing, immunization and sterilization, you must write it out, which will increase the chips for successful adoption. If you like, you can also buy cat food or milk powder for stray cats to the adopter. I believe it will be a favorite thing for adopters.

       4. There are two rules for ranking microblog search pages, one is “select” and the other is “real-time”. “Selected” microblog is a microblog with a large number of likes, comments and forwarding, which attracts high attention. However, it is difficult for ordinary people to reach this level. So you need to work on “real-time” microblog. At that time, microblogs are sorted according to the latest information. I you can attach various photos of cats to be adopted in the micro blog, send them many times in different time periods, and publish one or several photos every day, so that your adoption information will be at the top of the list.

       5. If you want your adoption information to receive more attention, you can get the top ranking of “selected” microblogs, and entrust other microbloggers to forward it for you. But we should pay attention to the following three points:

       (1) Micro blog bloggers try to choose stray animal rescue agencies and micro blog bloggers who specially publish adoption information. These bloggers usually have more fans and are more likely to forward adoption information for you. Check out whether adoption information has been frequently forwarded on other people’s microblogs before the blogger. If it is a blogger who rarely forwards adoption information, don’t consider it. Many bloggers have requirements for their microblog content. Don’t ask everyone to pay for their love just because they do good deeds.

       (2) Don’t be a bunch of bloggers in the original Weibo. This will disturb these people once every forwarding. It’s a matter of helping people themselves. It’s better to be considerate, and don’t disturb others because of your own affairs. You can select some bloggers in the comments on the original microblog. See the above page for details.

       (3) If you publish your real life experience on the micro blog, you may be able to impress more people and let them take action to help you find adoption.

       In addition to Weibo, many social applications such as Douban, wechat, social networking, QQ group can publish adoption information. You can post some information on every channel and keep it up-to-date, which is very helpful to the success of adoption.

       4¡¢ Help omnipotent Taobao.

       It’s true that someone is searching for adoption information on Taobao. I see a lot of it every day. If you have a Taobao account, you can post a link to adopt a cat after you apply to open a store, indicating the location, writing clear keywords, and putting more photos of cats to be adopted. The key word often searched on Taobao is “free adoption of pet cat”. You’d better attach these keywords to your adoption information, plus the name of your city, and you’ll be more likely to be discovered and adopted successfully.

       5¡¢ Ask your local pet hospital or rescue agency to help you find an adopter.

       Some cat friends find adopters through pet hospitals. Pet hospitals may know more people who like small animals. Maybe they can help you find a suitable adopter.

       Your local stray animal service may have application forms for potential adopters. You can also ask them to recommend suitable adopters for you.

       I believe there are other ways to help you find an adopter. We also welcome all of you to express your opinions and share your experiences. If you are careful enough and have effective methods, you can still find a suitable adopter. It’s up to people.

       6¡¢ How to review adoption qualification?

       In order to let the kitten that oneself laboriously rescues have a good home, the examination of the adopter is very important. Each rescuer has different hopes for the adopter, but in general, they are based on the following requirements:

       1. Willing to provide cats with a safe, stable, comfortable and happy life. (involving moving, joint rent, window screen, family environment, economic source, income, business trip, cat raising budget, etc.)

       2. Understand and accept the good or bad changes that cats bring to their living environment. (involving cat fur, biting, claw grinding, barking, oestrus, work of raising cats, etc.)

       3. The family understands and accepts the cat. (involving mother, partner, etc.)

       4. No matter what the situation, we should never abandon the cat. (involving moving, returning home, breaking up, divorce, marriage, pregnancy, family opposition, etc.)

       5. Scientific feeding, regular immunization, expelling insects and fleas, sterilizing at the right age, and seeking medical treatment for patients with diseases.

       Just in this abstract sense, it’s not necessarily that the adopter can understand the energy and money involved in keeping a cat. It is also suggested to list a cat account for adoption. For example, how do you ask for cat food, litter, medical care, and care, and how much does it cost. It may be easier to communicate by turning your request into an actual budget and letting the adopter consider whether he or she can afford it.

       Preliminary agreement, the conditions are appropriate, it is suggested that the adopter come to see the cat and have an interview with the rescuer. Sometimes a person depends on unreliable, sincere can be seen through this link. All the cats sent out for adoption were visited by the adopters. After meeting and chatting in detail, they decided whether to send them for adoption or not. Some adoptive families live far away, but they are willing to travel back and forth for 4 hours to see the kittens. It can be seen that they are sincere. When you meet and talk in detail, you can talk about each other’s work, family, residence, budget, free time, cat plan and preparation, and so on. With eye contact, it is easier to judge the authenticity of the situation. Most of the people with ghosts in their hearts don’t have the courage to look into your eyes and cheat you. Lying is also easy to see through.

       Of course, if you find an adopter from a social network, you can also find out what he is like through his mood, articles, photos, etc. People who are kind-hearted and sunny in their hearts will not often write negative, cynical and acrimonious words.

       7¡¢ How to send a cat?

       If both you and the adopter are satisfied, it is recommended to leave the adopter’s address, contact information, ID photo and emergency contact’s mobile phone number. Taking into account the purchase of cat supplies and other factors, the two sides agreed on a time to deliver the cat to the house instead of letting the adopter take the cat away. It is recommended that the cat be sent to the adopter’s home by the rescuer.

       The reason why the rescuer is suggested to deliver the cat is to confirm the address of the adopter, and to check the adopter’s family environment on the spot (such as whether there are screen windows, whether the rent is shared, whether the door is often open, whether the cat supplies have been properly arranged, etc.).

       Then, the records of the cat’s physical examination in the hospital and the immunization against insects and fleas should be transferred to the adopter. The time and frequency of the next immunization should be specified, indicating the time of sterilization. The cat food eaten before should be kept for about a week. A photo of the cat and the adopter should be taken for a memo. The work of sending the cat for adoption is completed.

       The immunization time and physical examination records are left to the adopter for reference. Cats may be afraid when they come to a new environment, and they are more willing to choose familiar food. If the cat food prepared by the adopter is different from the one you fed before, it will take a long time for the cat to change food. Therefore, it is better to leave some old food for the cat.

       8¡¢ How to make a return visit?

       After the cat is successfully adopted, it is better to follow up the situation immediately. For example, whether the cat adapts to the new environment; whether it brings any trouble to the adopter; how about the spirit, diet and excretion; whether the adopter adapts to the changes of life, etc. It’s good for both the adopter and the cat to understand the problem in time and help solve it.

       When it comes to the time when it is necessary to expel insects and remove fleas for immune sterilization, you can remind the adopter a little. If you are at the age of sterilization, you can also pay a visit to your home after the sterilization. There are various forms of return visit. Social network, telephone and instant messaging are all very convenient methods, which are worth trying.

       This is the experience of how to find stray cats. If you have better experience or suggestions, please add it~

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