This pretty little cat came in because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. Ill health of owners often means that the pets are neglected, it’s a problem and we are seeing more and more cats and dogs in this state. Pusscat is quite thin and was covered in fleas (we treated her straight away). The infestation has left scabs and scores all over her body and round her eyes. Now the parasites are gone she will soon heal. It makes cats (and any animal) feel very uncomfortable though, the fleas itch and suck blood so she may be anaemic. Raw meat, which she likes, will help.
Pusscat is an affectionate little girl but is also timid. She has to gain confidence at present. Her ears are dry and crackly with little hair, this may be due to her general lack of condition. Somebody has cut some of her whiskers off. It’s something that should never be done to a cat, whiskers are part of their senses. They will grow again but it will be slow. So her problems are not life threatening (we hope!) and she will recover given time.
Pusscat is a lovely looking cat, possibly young middle aged, well marked, she is clean and gentle and purrs nicely when she knows she is safe. We were told when she was brought in that she had been spayed and she will go to be vaccinated later this week.
She has a lovely expression and the most beautiful limpid lemon coloured eyes. Adoption anyone?