Need vet thoughts Chickadeedeedeeeeeeeeeeee
There has been (yet another) what appears to be stray cat coming to the food dish outside for about 5ish weeks now. I know it's a girl b/c Kitty Boy lets her come and hang out w/o trying to kill her. LOL Anyway, she is a pretty large cat but thin. She eats a decent amount and I always make sure there is food out there - she's very skittish and has always kept a 50+ foot barrier between us.
I was gardening on Saturday and glanced over about 20' away and saw that she was laying there napping. I realized that she was starting to trust me and, of course, was thrilled. LOL
Yesterday I went out and she was looking in the screen door hole. Normally she runs away but I started talking to her and she started meowing at me like CRAZY. I realized the food dish was empty so ran back in and got some - she didn't run away! (There really is a point to this tale..LOL) Anyway, I filled the dish and got to pet her while she ate.
She is *frighteningly* anorexic!!! Just a total skeleton w/ fur - ugh...made me so sad!!!! I've noticed that when she eats, there are little pieces of food that are here and there (like maybe she has tooth problems) but I still think that there is something else wrong. I noticed her eyes have some goop running out of them also. Once she ate, she wouldn't let me get near her again but I think it's only a matter of time before I can really get my hands on her.
Any feedback on what might be wrong w/ her? FIV maybe or...???? I'm also worried that she will give whatever she has to Kitty Boy. :(
Thanks so much in advance!