My Neighbor has diabetes and her condition has been getting progressivly worse. She lost her job but has not gotten disability, so she is living on very little money. Due to her health and no help from anyone, even her house is in very bad shape, I feel really bad for her she is a nice lady but luck has not been on her side. She was just hospitalized she is not doing very well her eyesight is going and her leg is looking very bad from the diabetes not allowing wounds to heal right.
She has 3 cats, 2 DS and one Maine Coon. Since her financial issues she only is able to bring her cats into the vet if its a dire emergency, and she had to cut the amount of food she feeds them in half. They have access to friskies dry food and water all day, and all 3 of them share a can and a half of friskies a day. Since she is in the hospital now since her health got very poor im the only one who is around to make sure her cats eat when she is away without me they would have to fend for themselves. Last year she was gone for a month so I have no idea how long she will be gone for.
Right from day one the cats fight for the canned food when I feed them, I know they are not getting enough to eat. Her maine coon used to be at least 15 pounds he is not showing his ribs but he lost a few pounds in the past year he is mabye down to 9 pounds, he also has severe matts,hairballs, and intestinal problems and is loaded with fleas. Her other 2 cats seem to be in pretty good shape mabye a pound underweight. Her cats used to get 4 cans a day and the dry food she used to buy was fancy feast and her maine coon got plain turkey each day to eat.
I explained to her when she called to check in her cats were fighting over the food can I give them more and that her cat is loosing weight and im afriad they are all not going to eat since I cant stay around to see who eats what all day, she told me to only put a can and a half out, they have dry food to eat and if not they will eat the birds and mice outside. She claims the cats love the dry food and only like 2 flavors of friskies. When im feeding them they barely ate any dry food and fought over the canned food, so without telling her I brought other flavors of can food and got plain turkey and the cats literally demolished everything within an hour! Either she doesnt buy any other food becuase she cant afford it, or she got cheap. Obviously the cats do not like what they are eating or they would not be eating mice and birds and loosing weight!
My neighbor was never like this it seems her illness has made her slightly bitter and financial issues no choice, I gave her these 3 cats, and 10 years ago she spoiled them rotten they got the best care, were groomed often, had unlimited food, and vet care always. I understand she is sick, but its like they went from riches to rags and if something happens to her, the cats are as good as dead nobody can or wants to take them I legally cant help them since its not my property.
I dont have a job so I cant buy much to help, so is there any free cat food coupons or good deals so I can give it to her so she can feed her cats more so they dont fight over the food or she can buy better quality food?