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Skinny on the top, fat on the bottom?! (long, sorry)

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Posted by: fur_momma at Tue Jul 26 18:27:33 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by fur_momma ]  
   

Hello!

I have a semi-ferral cat I have been feeding and grooming for the past year or so.

She is older, I am guessing about 10 or more. She is very shy, lives in a culvert under a driveway during the day, but at night, she will come and stay on my front porch and let me groom and pet her, but as I say, very shy. She won't even look into my eyes after all this time. But she will come when I call her or at least meow to let me know where she is.

Anyway, my question is:

She is very thin in her back area. Not her rump, but along her spine. I can see her ribs, and if I look at her from above, she looks immaciated. But from the side view she has a belly... As far as I know she has never had kittens, and I know she is spayed. She has never been vaccinated (and please don't suggest I take her to the vet. There is no way I can get her in a crate or anything even close to that without severe blood loss. MINE) I gave her deworming meds last week for round and hook worms, but not tape.
She has a fairly healthy appetite, but it is over 100 degrees in the day here. SHe is a DLH black sweet girl. I have given her some hairball stuff in case she was grooming something that made her not feel like eating. SHe eats as much as my 9 month old kitten. She is not dehydrated, I checked.

So, does anyone know if this figure is normal for an older cat? I have had only one other cat, and that was for a year. He was 12 when he died.

I'm more curious than concerned. She seems somewhat playful, and does chase bugs and mice at night when it cools off.

THanks for any information or links that may give me more information!

Love that Baby Kat!

Jacqueline


   

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