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Sore paw

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HairyMaclary Sat 19-Nov-16 20:51:58

I've got a cat here with a sore paw, initially discovered after bloody footprints on the bedclothes. It took a few days to discover which cat it was but when I noticed smaller cat licking it's paw and his brother licking him I tried to look. It looks a bit swollen and tonight there are more pus/bloody marks on Ds2's bed. Do these things heal by themselves or is this a vet's trip? He seems fine in himself but they are new cats, and we are new to cat owning, and I don't know when to call it for the vet!

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 19-Nov-16 21:54:40

Vets trip. They always pick weekend and earnings to be ill. It's uncanny.

RubbishMantra Sun 20-Nov-16 01:22:55

Pets at Home have an in house vet, (Vets 4 Pets) open Sunday.

Cat bites are prone to abscesses because their fangs are long and sharp. Sort of like having poison injected under the skin. The skin may well heal over the abscess, but all the gunk/pus will fester away underneath.

Vet appointment definitely needed.

HairyMaclary Sun 20-Nov-16 19:35:48

Thanks all, took him to a vets 4pets today and needed up leaving him there overnight as he needs an operation on a fractured claw. It looked horrible! It's only a small op but I couldn't get him there at 9am tomorrow so they've kept him in.

Poor thing, thanks for the push to go though, would have kept him at home otherwise and it would never really have healed.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 20-Nov-16 19:54:28

Good for you for taking him, gives me the warm fuzzies.

He'll be so much better after his op.

RubbishMantra Sun 20-Nov-16 20:03:25

Nice one for taking him in OP. A fractured claw could have resulted in all kinds of nasties - especially when you think about them digging about after a poo...

Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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