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Cat has open wound on paw pad how to treat

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Cat has open wound on paw pad how to treat
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

How large is the wound?

Is he an outdoor cat?

When did you first notice this?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

looks like center pad is tore. outdoor&indoor ,three days ago

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
You can see if there is an antibacterial shampoo that can be used on the affected area. You can dip the paw in the shampoo and warm water for 10-15 minutes twice daily.

If there is not an antibacterial shampoo you can use, then you can try another great alternative - a warm water / epsom salt foot bath.

If your cat is licking at the area - an E-collar from your local pet store would also be a good idea to prevent further licking and irritation.

Finally - also from your local pet store you can purchase a protective boot for him to wear. A company that makes a great product is the MediPaw protective boot company. - CLICK HERE

If this does not help - there are times when the licking can cause a bacterial infection and seeing your veterinarian for examination and possibly antibiotics would then be a good idea.

I hope this information is helpful!
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