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My cat has a swollen paw pad on his left side. It is painful
My cat has a swollen paw pad on his left side. It is painful and swollen, he will not let me touch it … read more
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I've noticed that my cat seems to walk on his front paw
Hi. I've noticed that my cat seems to walk on his front paw weirdly - like not on the pad but more around the "ankle". sometimes he holds the paw up when in a sitting position. Lastly, his pad seems l… read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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I recently noticed that one of my cat's front paw pads is
Hi. I recently noticed that one of my cat's front paw pads is slightly swollen and a little discolored her carpal pad also seems bigger … read more
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Dr. Denise
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
532 satisfied customers
Well it's a stray cat that doesn't seem to want to leave it
Well it's a stray cat that doesn't seem to want to leave it has pillow foot I think, it's paws are bleeding a all over everything on my porch. … read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My cat has a swollen nose and paw pads, snickers and 15 he
snickers and 15 he has had this for a long time and is limping … read more
Jess K
Jess K
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My friends cat had a sock and hair tie on her paw because
My friends cat had a sock and hair tie on her paw because she had splintered her nail while at the groomer. While my friend was at work the person responsible for her did not frequently take the sock … read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My 12 year old cat had a swollen paw. looks like a rounded
Hi - my 12 year old cat had a swollen paw. looks like a rounded mass on top of the paw that moves inside if pushed around. pad is not swollen but the area between the pad and the toes are, about 75% o… read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,712 satisfied customers
Hi.. my cats back paw recently became swollen and raw. When
Hi.. my cats back paw recently became swollen and raw. When she walks she leaves little prints of blood. When i finally got to see it it looks like a swollen ball about the size of the a quarter. She … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,424 satisfied customers
I have an older cat that was born in 1996. She has bumps growing
I have an older cat that was born in 1996. She has bumps growing along her back and the bottom of her paws seems irritated.… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
Left front paw pad is extremely swollen. What can I do to
Left front paw pad is extremely swollen. What can I do to treat it? I don't see anything stuck in the paw or the pad.… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,555 satisfied customers
my cat has not been able to put his back right paw down for
my cat has not been able to put his back right paw down for 5 days i have checked the bone structure that seems to be fine as he will let me touch that area but he will not let me look at his pads he … read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
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My cats paws are always a purplish color and appear slightly
My cat's paws are always a purplish color and appear slightly swollen. The are dry and often he ends up with scabs and sores. We have put some lotion on them and put a cone on him when the scabs break… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
Hi Dr. Pete, I just returned from my vet with my little cat
Hi Dr. Pete, I just returned from my vet with my little cat who has the exact symptoms referenced by the original poster. My vet initially thought it looked like a chemical burn on his little paws but… read more
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Dr Pete
Bachelor's Degree
1,334 satisfied customers
My cat (about 3 + yrs old) has swollen paw pads. How do I
My cat (about 3 + yrs old) has swollen paw pads. How do I treat it? When I took him to the vet, the vet gave a cortisone shot that reduced the swelling in one paw temporarily. but then the swelling re… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,959 satisfied customers
My old barn cat has all his four paws swollen for a long time
My old barn cat has all his four paws swollen for a long time but seemed to be getting round ok, inside in winter and out at barn in summer. Now he has come in has lost a lot of weight and is very nee… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
Two of my cats have swollen front paw pads. The center pad
Two of my cats have swollen front paw pads. The center pad on the front paws are scaley, dark red and very swollen. My other cats are fine. We thought it could be a cleaner we used on the floor, and s… read more
Dr. Dan J
Dr. Dan J
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
165 satisfied customers
my cat has a sore paw. One pad looks swollen. Should I take
my cat has a sore paw. One pad looks swollen. Should I take him to the vet or wait it out?… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,959 satisfied customers
my cats back paw is swollen, i cleaned it with peroxide and
my cat's back paw is swollen, i cleaned it with peroxide and wrapped it with antibiotic ointment, his paw is gashed on bottom and he will not put pressusre on it.. what do i do?… read more
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Dr. JD
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Doctoral Degree
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