Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

my babys having a biopsy done on thurs

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by lizzykaty, Jan 26, 2012.


  1. lizzykaty

    lizzykaty PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    my 9mnth old raggie has got to have a biopsy done on his feet pads as he has abnormal growths on them, vets dont know what it, has anyone else seen this before? could just be hard skin.
    photo.JPG

    milo feet.JPG
     
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Messages:
    24,568
    Likes Received:
    21,213
    Sorry cant help,Ive not seen anything like that before,but didnt want to read and run.Hope the vet finds out what is causing this and that he is okay.Good luck and please let us know how he gets on.
     
  3. ShelybellyandTeamC

    ShelybellyandTeamC Bad Joke Generator

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    495
    let us know what they say x
     
  4. thedeans

    thedeans PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    6
    How did it go - have vets given any ideas what it could be??
     
  5. ShelybellyandTeamC

    ShelybellyandTeamC Bad Joke Generator

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    495
    Hi
    After seeing your post i decided to research this as i have always noticed Shedon has this from time to time and then they tend to disappear they look a little like dry skin on the ends of his pads near his claws then I found this on another forum hope its ok to post this link
    http://www.thecatsite.com/t/165707/ack-growth-on-paw-pad-photos
     
  6. lizzykaty

    lizzykaty PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks eveyone, its next thurs he has it done, i have looked on the net and the more you look the worse it gets ( cancer and things) so have stopped doing that now and shall wait and see what the vet says, but they have to remove them from the root so will be cutting into his pads :(
     
  7. Treaclesmum

    Treaclesmum PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    8,133
    Likes Received:
    2,495
    Aw, I'm sure he will be ok. Even if it was cancer, it would be in an easily treated area I would think. But sounds like it's just a callous :smile5:
     
  8. *Amber*

    *Amber* PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    21
    Hello there, please read this before your vet starts cutting etc! My Year old Ragdoll boy has these yellowy hard areas on his pads, and sometimes they grow long like an extra claw, it looks horrible, but my vet says this is nothing to worry about, and I can just clip them off if they get long, they have no blood supply. It's a condition called Footpad Hyperkeratosis which is incurable. My vet said although it looks odd, it shouldn't cause him any problems, and it doesn't seem to.

    Here are some pics of Marlow's feet, and I've put one to show how long they can become, but I just clip the long bits off. Hope this helps you and your vet, and prevents them doing any unnecessary cutting of his feet! :) xx
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    #8 *Amber*, Jan 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  9. Ianthi

    Ianthi PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,208
    Likes Received:
    110
    Agree with Amber. Sounds as if vet is recommending the biopsy because he's not familiar with this condition. A second opinion for a definitive diagnosis would be better prior to any surgery which could cause further problems including infections.
     
  10. lizzykaty

    lizzykaty PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    got a 2nd opinion today, and they also said they would want to do a biopsy on it before they can say what it is or whats causing it. and i wont stop worrying until i know for certain what it is,
     
  11. Ianthi

    Ianthi PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,208
    Likes Received:
    110
    I would suggest what Amber's cat had to them first though-take a printout with you. Good luck
     
  12. lizzykaty

    lizzykaty PetForums Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi amber, did your vet do a test or anything that i can suggest to my vet to do?
     
  13. *Amber*

    *Amber* PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    21
    Hi, no he didn't do any tests. He had a look and said straight away that it was hyperkeratosis, and was nothing to worry about. xx
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice