July 6th, 2007, 11:30 AM
While visiting my new man's apartment recently, I met his cat for the first time. She is very sweet, but looks like skin and bones. At the time, he said she has always been like this... she is 11 and probably only weights about 5 lbs, is VERY skinny. I realize my cats are slightly overweight, but when I look at his cat, I am scared something might be wrong with her. He said he had asked the vet about it in the past, and they said some cats are just like this. I haven't seen too many quite this thin (one maybe, that wasn't a stray). Then, yesterday, he told me he thought she had recently lost weight (I first met her about a week ago). She is eating and drinking like usual, he said, but suspects she may be affected by the heat as his apartment is not air conditioned. Also, perhaps she is eating slightly less and he hasn't noticed. Maybe she is lonely as he hasn't been there as much as usual? I am going to work on him to bring her to a vet, but just wondering what some possible things might be that would cause this? Also, does anyone else have a cat that is very boney but otherwise healthy? He absolutely adores this cat and would be crushed if anything was wrong with her, but he has limited funds so it may not be easy to convince him she should go to a vet. She has been eating Purina, and I think I have talked him into switching to a better food... :fingerscr Just trying to tread lightly here as this relationship is new and don't want to overstep my bounds, or insult him somehow, but I am worried about his sweet little cat. Any advice would be appreciated!