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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
Category: Cat
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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My name is ***** ***** I have a male cat 8mos old and was

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Customer: hi my name is ***** ***** I have a male cat 8mos old and was nuddered and his front nail taken out its been almost 3 weeks now that this was done now he is limping and holding his right paw up off the floor is this normal
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Customer: that's about it just limping and holding one leg up off the floor
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


Thanks so much for requesting me.

I am sorry your boy is having trouble.

Many times when a cat is de-clawed his paws are painful because they have actually cut into his bone.

Soak the painful paw in warm water and epsom salts 3 times a day. It will draw out any pus.

If this continues for another week his vet should take a look. He may need an antibiotic.

Please let me know how he is doing. I hope he feels better very soon.

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