My lovely girl is poorly. She has been pulling her fur for a month or two now, I thought this was just a sign of a flea allergy and treated the fleas. Now for the last week or so she has had a sore paw, which has been steadily getting worse. I thought she had trodden in something (I couldn’t see anything at all to begin with), now it looks like the skin on her paw is sloughing off. Google suggests that she is suffering from pododermatitis, which usually indicates an autoimmune disease like FIV or feline leukaemia. This would also explain the fur pulling. We are at the vets on Saturday but I feel really worried for my poor fur baby.