i take care of a feral mother & daughter. i got both fixed with shots, etc about 1 year ago. the daughter cat is almost 2 years old now, i dont' know how old the mother is. the daughter for almost 2 weeks now is acting very strange. i thought she was in heat (even though she's fixed) at first because she was staying in her makeshift shelter & if she would come out she stayed away from me (she was always bouncy & happy to see me every day when i would go to feed them). this behavior all started when another stray showed up on the scene about a week prior & has since moved on. then just this past weekend i noticed she had some matted, wet looking fur on the side of her neck. i was able to cut some of it away & it had the odor of poop, then yesterday i noticed her scratching around her ear & noticed she has a sore (about half the size of a dime). she has also been walking very low to the ground & is keeping her distance from me. the mother cat seems to look for her, but wants to stay away at the same time. both the mother & daughter cat are both eating, but the daughter seems lethargic to a point. please help with any suggestions. i wanted to try to put neosporin on the sore today but i couldn't get near her. i don't think trapping is a possibility, as she is keeping her distance.
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