Feral Cat Health

msdclark

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We have a feral cat that we have been feeding for a little over a year. As soon as we open the back door, he dashes away and will stay away until we go back inside. Then he will come back and eat the food we have left. He will take naps on our back porch too. We have a pet house with a warming pad that he used a few times during the winter but he much prefers a cardboard box setup for easier escape. The point is we can't get near him.

It looks like he might have mange. Has anyone found an oral treatment that might help with this?
I am also going to look for a general dewormer that is oral too so any feedback along these lines would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I read online that there is an oral prescription. Not sure which brand but it does exist. If he has mange then he might have other issues. It might not be a bad idea to trap him and get him a check-up at the vet to be sure. Just an idea.
 

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There are several oral meds for mange, but all of the ones I'd feel comfortable with require a prescription from a veterinarian. Once you have that, you can order from several sources. You may have to trap him, as mange can be caused by two very different mites, and they require different medications. Wishing you the VERY best of luck with this boy!
 
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