This is my first time in the pets section and I'm seeking advice about my cat who apparently has a greasy coat. I've never been a cat person and our cat was a stray kitten, almost on death's door, that showed up on our property about a year and a half ago. He wasn't microchipped and we didn't have the heart to take him to the RSPCA so we kept it. So far so good.
We've recently hired a pet sitter for when we have weekends away and she says that he has a really greasy coat (long hair). I have never had a cat before and never realised that his coat was greasy compared to a normal cat. He eats well, we bathe him and brush him, and she said it could be a sign of sickness.
Is this really the case? He doesn't show any signs of illness and is a very happy go lucky cat, so I'm unsure about spending $150 on a vet consultation if its nothing really serious. We have a very tight budget at the moment as Im on maternity leave and DP has recently injured his back so he has had a lot of time off. Usually it wouldn't be a problem at all budget wise (I firmly believe if you can't afford pets then you shouldn't have them) but it would be about two months before we could afford an appointment just because we're catching up on bills/mortgage/etc after his injury.
Any experiences with this? Should I be getting him to a vet ASAP or would he be alright for a month or two? Thanks in advance