Guillermo was a stray that was living outside as a kitten and his previous owner brought him inside to give him a chance to be domesticated. Sadly, his owner passed away before coming to Good Mews. His brother-cats Archibald and Goliath were brought in a few weeks prior, but it took some extra time and effort to get Guillermo to the shelter. Guillermo is affectionate, but very nervous. To help calm him down, we've put him in a private suite with his brother Archibald, so we hope they can relax each other. Guillermo does need to lose some weight, so he is on prescription weight loss/diabetic management food at the moment, which is also being fed to his brother, Archibald. Guillermo will need to stay on weight-loss food and be fed specific amounts (no free-feeding) until he reaches a better goal weight. Due to his weight issues, Guillermo has trouble self-grooming, so regular brushing is encouraged, even though he has a short coat. He thankfully doesn't seem to mind a vigorous hair brushing! Guillermo really loves his brother, Archibald so they would love to be adopted together! Special Diet: Purina DM or controlled portions of Fancy Feast
Guillermo is FIV+, but don’t let that scare you! FIV+ cats can live long and healthy lives. They can also live safely with FIV negative cats. FIV is spread through severe bite wounds, so it is important that your kitties get along. To learn more about FIV, please read the articles under the Advice tab.