Does This Stray Cat Have Mange?
Lately I have been feeding allot of stray cats that seem to live outside in the forest in my backyard. Today this new cat came around to my house and I tried to give it some food, it was surprisingly friendly and responsive. But the poor thing had half the hair off his tale gone (from the side where it connects to the body) plus hairloss from the tips of his ears, face and on his back where his shoulder blades are. And he has scabbing in those areas and it looks like bad skin too.
It May Be Mange
Sounds like it may have mange and needs help. There may be a local vet in your area who offers discounted rates for feral cats, I know there are lots of those type of services in my area.
There are two types of mange that cats can get, one is bacterial and one is from mites. Neither of them are dangerous to humans, although I would still handle the cat carefully until it is treated.
The most humane treatment for all of these cats would be to trap them, take them to the vet for discounted services and get them spayed and neutered.
I had a neighbor feeding a couple of strays years ago, they bred and bred and soon there was a huge herd of cats living on the hillside behind out homes. They would get injured or sick and had no human assistance…she would just supply the food that attracted them there and they were an enormous nusciance, fighting with my cats, digging in my yard and garden, making lots of noise and just generally being pests. If you fix them, you won’t subject your neighborhood to this sort of problem.
There may be an organization in your area that assists with this. Try doing seaches for local cat rescue.
For more information on a cure for mange in cats start here.
Other Resources – Get the Facts:
- Non-toxic pet mange treatment
- Learn more about cat mange
- Inexpensive demodectic mange treatment
- What dog owners need to know about mange
- What is mange?
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