Cat people...need help/suggestions
There is an old feral female cat at my barn that I feed along with the other barn cats. I've seen her for the last 7 yrs since I started boarding there. She started coming in to eat with the barn cats about 2 yrs ago. I have been able to lightly rub her neck recently, although she doesn't allow it for very long.
She looks really old. Hair looks in rougher shape, and missing some claws. She eats, but not as much as she did last yr. Weight seems ok. About a week ago I noticed dried blood around one nostril. It looked like she had been scratched. So I ignored it. Next day it looked fresh, so I thought she had scratched the scab off. Today, I got a better look at it, as it was fresh blood, and I think she might have a nosebleed from that nostril.
Any thoughts on what would cause a nosebleed in a cat? I'm hesitant to trap her, as I think she would really freak out, and I'm not sure if it would give her a heart attack or stress her too much. But if it was something that meant something really bad, I'd rather catch her and give her a kind end rather than have her suffer and just end up dying a slow lingering death.