is my cat sick as she is very skinny

by Jen
(Windsor, Maine)

I took in a cat about 6 months ago and it was a small cat then and was around 6 months old, she has lost more weight since I got her, she is very skinny and when I got her she was sneezing and still is she sneezes all the time and has bad breathe. Someone told me it could be worms

Answer by Kate
there could be many things that she has wrong with her. A stray cat can pick up all sorts of things, from worms, parasites, cat flu etc etc. She may also be what is know as the runt of the litter and could explain her size and weakness.

My advice would to have her checked out by a vet. She will need worming, possibly vaccinations of even medication if she has any infections.

he will also be able to advise you if her weight loss is related to worms or something else. there are conditions which make cats loss weight and condition.

taking her to a vets will be giving her the best chance in life as she is still very young but may be suffering from all sorts of things.

Hopefully she can be treated easily and will pick up over the next few weeks.

best wishes Kate

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