These cats will usually need be trapped in order to get them to a veterinarian, but not all veterinarians will treat ferals. It is
strongly recommended that adopters establish a relationship with a full-service veterinary clinic in their area, or with a rural
veterinarian that makes “house calls”, before any need arises.
However, good daily care is the best preventative to many
common medical issues. Make sure you’re helping your cats maintain their health by feeding quality food. “Cheap” food
can result in digestive upset, poor coats, allergies to fillers/additives, and not provide optimal nutrition for these cats that
may not/cannot receive regular wellness care.
Ensuring multiple sources of clean, fresh water may keep cats from drinking
from stagnant or dirty bodies of water where they can contract internal parasites and/or diseases. Providing clean, dry
shelter from the elements, especially in inclement weather, can help prevent Upper Respiratory Infection (URI).
oral flea/tick medication can also be obtained from veterinarians, and oral dewormers are readily available at pet/feed
stores or online.