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Cat cut paw

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by pennycat, Feb 3, 2021.


  1. pennycat

    pennycat PetForums Senior

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    Oh no! Candy hurt her paw the other day on a bit of string. It got caught between her toes and cut them :( just had a look at it today and it seems there’s (presumably?) matted dried blood on the paw. She’s going to the vet today to get it checked out. She’s not limping or anything. Husband thinks I’m overreacting and it’s just a little scratch. Am I?!

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  2. mrsfarq

    mrsfarq PetForums Member

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    No I don’t think you are over reacting. Cats are very very good at hiding pain, I think you are doing the right thing by getting it checked out as it could easily be infected.

    Hope it’s goes ok with the vet.
     
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    Nicola234 PetForums Senior

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    I would worry too, a vet visit will give you peace of mind, good luck x
     
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    pennycat PetForums Senior

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    Poor thing! Was a bit infected :( good thing we went.

    she had an antibiotic shot and has been given a cone to stop her licking the sore. She HATES the cone. Can’t walk properly in it. She wasn’t really licking it before - do you think it’s ok to take off?! :(
     
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  5. Nicola234

    Nicola234 PetForums Senior

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    Aw poor baby, good that you went to the vet :) if she isn’t licking it I would take the cone off, as they can get really stressed with them on. You can always put it back on if she shows interest in licking it again or if you need to leave her alone for a while x
     
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    Douglas’ Dad PetForums Senior

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    You can try a soft cone - they sometimes tolerate that better.
     
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