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    Cat Question/Help

    So for about the last two months I have noticed my cat biting at one of her front paws. I didn't really think too much of it and I did not really see anything evident when looking at it. Lately though it has been really bad, she is constantly messing with it. (I am out of town during the weeks for right now so I only see her on weekends). Last weekend I looked closely and there was some crusted up blood. I let it go and thought maybe it was some kind of scratch and it would heal. Well it has gotten worse, she has bitten off some of the hair on top of her paw. It is really red. I am trying to get her into a vet but we just moved so I had not found one.
    I heard that if your cat is not up to date on shots that vets will not even look at them. My cat has not gotten shots since she was fixed and declawed. She is an indoor cat and while I was not trying to neglect her, I have talked to several people who say that if they are indoors the shots are not extremely necessary. Does anyone know if its true they will not look at her paw?
    Does anyone know the cost of these shots? Also has anyone else ever had this problem? Will it be treatable? I am worried about her and worried about trying to find a vet, especially since I am not in town during the week and my fiance can barely call me during work let alone take off work to take her. He just got promoted and is working very long hours.
    If anyone has any helpful information please let me know.


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    hmmm, i would kill the cat!.i personally dont like them, theyre all EVIL!!

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    It all depends on the shots that are required in your state. In TX the only shot my kitties have to have by law is Rabies. The others are my choice. I do them just on the off chance they escape they are not harmed by things outside.

    You vet will look at the cat but also make you get the shots that are mandated by law in your area. I don't believe they are very much. I'd call around to different vets. I think there will be some low cost ones in the area if that is a concern. The ones that my kitty is required to get is not that much. Most vets will work out payment plans as well. I had to do that a lot in college.

    Lots of vets will let you drop animals off. Then you FI could try to swing by and pick her up on the way home.

    If the problem has been going on that long I'd take her to see a vet. I'm just paranoid that way. I'd rather deal with a small problem right now than let it become a bigger one. HTH
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    Yes I am definately taking her, I just did not really realize it had been that long because I didn't notice it before. I am almost beginning to think that they did not declaw her properly before and that she has been biting at that.


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    That could be it. Good thinking.

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    Aww ty!


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    I could be a splinter that has become infected. Our cat got a small scratch on his leg and within a few days, his leg became horribly infected... they thought about amputation. Thet were able to save the leg but, he has a large indention in it where they had to remove all of the dead skin. It was gross...and smelled
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    I hope you cat gets better soon
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    Oh gosh! Amputation! Now I am really scared.
    She has an appointment on Saturday at 8. Hopefully it doesn't cost too much.


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    My dog is allergic to fleas.....could be a flea bite....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRain
    My dog is allergic to fleas.....could be a flea bite....
    Somehow to me, a dog without fleas sounds like an oxymoron.

    Anyways, hope your cat is alright.

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    My dog was always licking and biting at her front paw & I noticed it starting to get matted. At first, I thought it was just a nervous habit or something, but when I tuoched her paw, she winced. Turns out, she'd stepped on something and had a splinter type thing in her paw. So... it could be something as simple as a really uncomfortable sore. Either way, you're going to get some help with the vet appt.
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    Okay, maybe your cat is neurotic. Don't laugh. Tinkerbell is a neurotic cat. She bites all the hair off of her front feet and licks all the hair off of her belly. I took her to the vet and we ran the gumut from steroids, to lotions, to soaps, etc. He finally just scratched his head and said, "She's just a neurotic cat." So she walks around with no hair on her paws and belly.

    Maybe your kitty was just chewing on the hair and chewed too deeply. I would wash it well and put Neosporin on it. Keep an eye on it, and if it gets worse then definitely call the vet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwannabeminnie
    Okay, maybe your cat is neurotic. Don't laugh. Tinkerbell is a neurotic cat. She bites all the hair off of her front feet and licks all the hair off of her belly. I took her to the vet and we ran the gumut from steroids, to lotions, to soaps, etc. He finally just scratched his head and said, "She's just a neurotic cat." So she walks around with no hair on her paws and belly.

    Maybe your kitty was just chewing on the hair and chewed too deeply. I would wash it well and put Neosporin on it. Keep an eye on it, and if it gets worse then definitely call the vet.
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    Could Be Something Really Simple...like A Splinter In Her Paw.............hope You Get It Sorted Soon

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