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The pads on my cats paws are swollen. The bigger pad.

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The pads on my cats paws are swollen. The bigger pad.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 6 years ago.


How long have her pads been like this?
Does she go outside?

Is she in pain?

is she eating?

Does she have any known health issues?
is it one for more feet?

back or front?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
She has been outside before it started getting cold. It's her front paws and I notice she holds one up for a while then the other. She's eating good but I can tell they bother her.
Expert:  Terri replied 6 years ago.

Dear friend,

I am sorry your girl is having trouble.

There are several possibilities for swollen pads.

She may have injured them by scraping them. She could have cut her feet on a rough or sharp surface.

There are certain worms that enter the body through the feet:
Read more here:

She may have a fungal or other infection.

Keep her in till you can figure out what is wrong. Make sure she stays on soft surfaces so her pads can heal

Wash with warm water and plain soap

You can use plain neospporin and baby socks to protect them


If they do not heal it is best to have a vet take a look.


Please let me know how she is doing.

Best wishes for her,







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