Looks like we have a new addition to the family. A little black cat ran into my kitchen on Wednesday night. Friendly little thing but covered in fleas and starving. Wolfed down three full dishes of food and wanted more. I was bit weary of giving him any more as he might have been sick.
Luckily I’d got some flea stuff so I did him straight away, and de-wormed him the next day. The scratching has taken away most of the fur on his back legs, belly, and the fur is very thin on his back.
My cat is not too happy about this new addition using his litter tray or eating from his dishes! Still there’s not been any major scraps, just a bitt of hissing and growling.
I’ve advertised him on Cats Protection – just in case someone is looking for him. I reckon he’s been on the streets for a while, but has been fed by people. He doesn’t seem to know what toys are and just backs away from them so I don’t think he can hunt. I’m betting that people have fed him bits, feeling sorry for him, but wouldn’t have him in the house because of the fleas.
Took him up the vets on Saturday. Vet said he was in good health apart from being very thin. He is neutured, about 2 years old, but has an allergy to the flea bites.
I’ve kept him in for the last few days. He’s using the litter tray perfectly, and is a real little cutey. If no one claims him, which I don’t think they will, then my daughter will be having him.