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My cat has a swollen left front paw and continually licks it. His inner claw wont re
My cat has a swollen left front paw and continually licks it. His inner claw won't retract and most of the swelling appears to be around that pad. This has happened before and the vet prescribed anti … read more
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DrRalston
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6 mo old neutered male siamese mix has claws that have turned
6 mo old neutered male siamese mix has claws that have turned black and smell bad. What is causing this?… read more
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Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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my cat came in with a swollen paw, no sign of trama just swollen,
my cat came in with a swollen paw, no sign of trama just swollen, he is not acting upset, ate his dinner. But is limping a bit. any help would be appreciated… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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kitten: declawed..mo old..her transition to clawless play and grooming
We have a declawed kitten 4 mo old. She is still a bit withdrawn and bewildered 2 wks post op. How can we help her transition to clawless play and grooming? Are there any toys that may be more appropr… read more
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Dr. BJ Hughes
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,506 satisfied customers
My cat is limping, favoring his left front leg. He has been
My cat is limping, favoring his left front leg. He has been for several weeks. I took him to my local vet who thinks the paw is heeling at its own pace. I see sweeling and wonder if it is infected. Wh… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
cat: hyperthyroidism..ointment..gently..her meds or clip her claws
My cat is 17 yo and was dx'd with hyperthyroidism within the last yr for which she gets methimazole via ointment. She is a housecat. She was an abused kitten & is very anxious if I try to oick her up … read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
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I have a male cat approx 15 mo. old He is a polidactil cat
I have a male cat approx 15 mo. old He is a polidactil cat seven toes on each front paw. My ? is He has a terrible ingrown nail on his front right paw and over the last week he has been pulling at it … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,394 satisfied customers
cat: 9-10 years old if i were to guess..friendly..fresh water..porch
have a stray cat that was left abandoned by an elderly neighbor that went into a nursing home. Cat is female, probably no more than 9-10 years old if i were to guess, very clean and has become friendl… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
Hey. My Cat has a problem with his paws. My suspicion is
Hey. My Cat has a problem with his paws. My suspicion is that it is ingrown nails. He cant walk properly and shows pain when I open his paws to look at the nails. What would be the procedure? Do i cut… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: Hello :) 4 weeks ago I got my 1yr...scratched his face
Hello :) 4 weeks ago I got my 1yr. old cat declawed. The reason for this is that we have another older cat that is declawed and the kitty began playing with my older cat and scratched his face. For th… read more
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Dr. BJ Hughes
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,506 satisfied customers
I came home from work and found my senior, indoor cat lying
I came home from work and found my senior, indoor cat lying on my bed surrounded by blood- it looks like one of his back claws was ripped out. There were bloody footprints in parts of the house but I … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello, my 12 week old kitten got her back paw slammed in a
Hello, my 12 week old kitten got her back paw slammed in a cupboard door. When i had a look at it she had torn the pad away from the paw itself. It was bleeding a lot so i bathed it with rain water an… read more
Dr. Will
Dr. Will
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Doctoral Degree
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My female cat Whiskey, 14 years old, has been licking profusely
My female cat Whiskey, 14 years old, has been licking profusely her right paw for several days now - her claw has been bleeding, which she licks, and we notice that the cat is now starting to smell. C… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
cat: limping today..her paw and now she just sleeping and laying
my cat thumd was ingrown and the cat starting limping today we cut the claw and pulled it out from her paw and now she just sleeping and laying around im worried it did bled wen we pulled it out but s… read more
Dr. Jenn
Dr. Jenn
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,225 satisfied customers
My 3 yr old persian tore a claw last sunday. The claw was litteraly
My 3 yr old persian tore a claw last sunday. The claw was litteraly ripped right from the root, I did not see how or where it happened. All is left now is the quick, which has turned darker in color (… read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
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Doctoral Degree
3,534 satisfied customers
I am veterinarian I performed surgery on 2 yr male cat. Cat
I am veterinarian I performed surgery on 2 yr male cat. Cat has total 7 nails on each front paw. left front paw was infected due to ingrown nail thaen I removed suegicaly that dewclaw which has three … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
21,344 satisfied customers
I adopted an approx. 10 mo old kitten from a shelter 1 1/2
I adopted an approx. 10 mo old kitten from a shelter 1 1/2 weeks ago. (He was examined by my local vet within 3 days of adoption.) After 1 week, he began sneezing, and by the next day, he was having v… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
Hello and thank you for your time. Background for question
Hello and thank you for your time. Background for question: We had our 5 month old cat neutered and front paws declawed (using laser surgery) on Wed. 9/2/09. We chose laser because of the better recou… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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