Hi everyone! I need advice and urgently. 4 days ago as I was coming back with my cat from our walk, he got barked at by a dog and ran home leaving me behind. Since that he never wanted to go for a walk which until now I thought was just because he got scared (he does that time to time). Today as he was still up for walking, I checked his paws and found that all 10 of his front and one of his back nails are broken and blackened from the damaged blood vessels inside them. His nail beds are not inflamed, but he has several other cuts on his paws around them. I think he must have ran home with his nails out. To be honest I want to jump out and take him to the vet right away, but I’m absolutely broke and unemployed at the moment. I just lost my dad and my job a week apart and have spent all my savings to his funeral. What could I do to give the best treatment to my cat at home? He is a 10 months old kitten and was the last present I got from my dad so I want to take care of him as much as possible but the vet appointment kicks off at £50 with everything else being added on it and I cannot afford that. I read cleaning and disinfecting the nails and giving him oral antibiotics is what the vet does in this case if not surgically removing it. Does anyone have experience with such issues? And also how to prevent it from happening again. How can I teach this silly boy not to use his nails when he runs?