- Cat needs to have one of its claws removed, slightly worried.
Cat haters, need not respond.
Bit worried about by cat, he got an infected claw last week, his front “thumb”, really swollen and really smelled. Vets gave pain killers and week of anitbiotics, swelling has reduced but its still bloody, and now vet advises it needs removed under anaethetic and bandage afterwards. he is an out door cat so thats going to be fun!
slightly worried, anyone had similar done wit their cats?Posted 5 years ago
One of our cats had the same sort of problem – repeated infections around one of her back toes over the course of a year or so. She was about as outdoors a cat as she could be, and had no problems after having one of her claws removed – she still acted as if gravity was, at most, a minor inconvenience.
Hope it goes as well for your cat.Posted 5 years agoKarinofnineMember
This is my (dog) experience:
Missy broke two nails (at different times) she was a dog but I think the principle is similar:
After washing after each walk with Hibiscrub and keeping it clean I went to the vet.
1st time. Vet sprayed anaesthetic on her foot, gave it 15 mins to work then pulled the split part off. Antibiotics, wash with H, keep clean. Job done. Nail grew back.
2nd time. Different vet wanted to operate (!). I went to a homeopathic vet, he pooh-poohed antibiotics, gave me some homeopathic pills, said keep washing/clean etc. Believe it or not the infection went and the split part grew out. Job done. No operation.
Did your vet say to you “Are you insured?” . . .
Hope your cat gets better, if you do go the operation route, I’m sure he will be fine afterwards. Try not to stress, animals pick up the vibes.Posted 5 years agoJoeGSubscriber
That cat does not look happy! At all!
My sister had a cat that had some sort of problem with one of its claws. After a vet visit, my sister and her husband tried repeatedly to bandage paw of said cat after applying new ointment or whatever. After the two of them would bandage his paw up, he would have the bandage removed in under 10 seconds! 😯
They had to use A LOT of tape (taped to fur) to get it to stay on at all.Posted 5 years agoShibbolethMember
Just you wait till the sparrow hawks find your snack stop too
I have sparrowhawks in my woods, amazing birds. I’d much rather they picked off the weak songbirds rather than a pampered moggy that some irresponsible ****wit leaves outside from dawn til dusk to kill anything in sight.Posted 5 years agomatttromansMember
Shibboleth – Yawn. What I was trying to convey to the OP was that it didn’t take long for the cat to recover. As the OP stated – “cat haters need not respond”. I also don’t see the need to resort to “irresponsible xxxxwit”. You need to get out into ‘your’ woods and chill out a bit.Posted 5 years agofervouredimageMember
My cats recently been on a wild killing spree. She is 3 now and up until last week has never killed a thing, rarely went further than the doorstep. But this past week she’s brought back 4 sparrows and a mouse. I’m mildly impressed, she’s come into her own at last.
Shibboleth – where are your woods? 😉
OP – I’m sure your cat will be back into its stride in no time, like nothing has happened.Posted 5 years ago
just got a call from the wife, who asked the MIL to go down and check on the cat today. We have 2, but decided to keep them both in as no way of letting one in and out and the other not.
So they were both shut in behind a closed kitchen door, Cat flap was locked with a tescos crate in front of it.
MIL got to house, kitchen door had been opened, crate moved and cat flap of its hinges. female cat outside, but Frankie (above) sat on stairs looking innocent. At least he knows he isnt well enough to go out! LOLPosted 5 years ago
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