It's been awhile since I've posted anything on this forum. Have been right busy with life!
But I have some questions about my 7 year old cat, Lucy. She's a bit large, and weights quite a bit. And has been having some problems in the last few years. Mainly with going to the bathroom, I guess you could say but now it's a new issue.
Now, I know, I know, I'm really bad, I haven't taken her to the vet in probably five or six years, but I haven't been able to afford it, and she doesn't always have problems.
But here goes: She's big and fat, and therefore, cannot clean her behind very well at all. Now, I've gone through as often as I can, and cleaned her off, as well as I could with wipes, etc, but it seems like nothing works permanently. We've ended up even shaving off some matted dirty clumps of hair already, and this has worked the best. My problem is, in the last year or so, she's been really acting more weird than normal. She'll have weeks where she's really really lethargic, and all clingy, and she have a little cough... and then, it goes right away. And sometimes, I think she gets constipated, and I am not sure what I can do for her.
I think this goes hand in hand with her being fat (She looks pregnant sometimes, people say, but there's no way she could be.) And now, the other day, I went to find her, and her eye was watering! I mean, I've never seen this happen to her before. It literally looked like she was crying in one eye. She's been sneezing also, and sniffling. And I think she had a touch of diahrea the other night... Ugh. And we get worried now, because my other cat, Marla, is VERY prone to infections and sickness. Back in October, we got Marla from a farm, and she had all these infections, donno if anyone remembers, but she had a really bad head tilt.. (click here to see
Anyways... I'm worried about our poor Lucy. I cannot stress enough that right now, we have like NO money to take her into the vet with... I'm really really worried, and I think I've made myself sick worrying about her today. So any advice would really be great.
Thanks so much.