My cat has on the bottom of his paw a big red balloon-like sore on him he can walk on it but he licks on it a lot. It

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Customer: my cat has on the bottom of his paw a big red balloon-like sore on him he can walk on it but he licks on it a lot
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice the sore? Has the cat been licking or rubbing the skin?
Customer: it was two weeks ago it just appeared and he licks on it a lot its a kinda pink color
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: name qwenaver age guessing I would say maybe 7 yrs old a marine family gave him to me because they were leaving town and could not take him
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Answered by MeganR42 in 5 mins 11 months ago
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Hi, I’m Dr. Repking and I can help with your question today. I am a veterinarian with over ten years of experience in general practice and emergency medicine with a special interest in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and Eastern medicine for both small animals and horses.

Can you send a photo of the paw?

hes very fussy about me even tuching it but i can try if he will let me

Ok.  Have you tried any treatments?

no if i touch it he will bite me

Ok, in this circumstance, there is not much you can do at home since the cat will not let you touch him for any treatment.

i have left it alone

In this circumstance, which is common with cats, I would recommend making an appointment with a vet in your area for next week.

It does not sound like an emergency, but it needs to be looked at and the vet can sedate the cat if needed.

would that hurt him being like that

It is usually an immune condition from a virus that causes foot lesions in cats,  It is not an emergency but should be addressed as soon as possible.  The vet can diagnose the condition, may recommend some blood work and prescribe antibiotics and pain medication or steroids most likely for the inflammation

what do i do to make him feel better

Since he will not let you touch it, there is not much you can do.  Over the counter pain medications are toxic to cats and cause kidney damage.  You can try a topical neosporin ointment with pain relief, if he will let you put it on.

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need to know how you do a cat cone with out being bit i tryed and he got mad and bitb me any ideas

Generally this takes more than one person.  One to hold and one to put this on.

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