Cat not retracting claw

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GinAndOnIt Wed 12-Oct-16 11:58:54

But just the one claw on one foot - the others seem to retract fine.

I originally thought it was just getting long, but DP said it was unusual for only one claw to be long, and having had a bit of a press of his feet, it does seem that one is just permanently out.

He is knocking on a bit - he's 11. We rescued him in March. He doesn't seem in pain with it, but just wondering if this is common in older cats, and whether it needs treatment or to be trimmed?

cozietoesie Wed 12-Oct-16 12:30:41

I take it you've tried to (very very gently) see if the claw will go back in?

Unretractable claws can be a little problematic. I'd vet him. (You'll likely get a general checkup at the same time if your vet is anything like ours.)

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