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Do cats get callouses? [Mar. 8th, 2011|09:08 pm]
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[fan_tasylov_er]
My daughter noticed that our 2 year old female cat has a tiny little white bump on the tip of one of the her front toes. I really doubt we can get her to hold still long enough to hold still for a photo plus she has a longish white hair all around it. She didn't react when I touched and manipulated it (other then not being happy about being held on her back for so long). It looks and feels like a callous would on a human so I have no clue what it is. Is this something to ignore or should I try to snip it off?
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[User Picture]From: harliquinnraver
2011-03-09 05:35 am (UTC)
please do NOT try to snip it off. you could potentially hurt the cat and cause bleeding.

is the cat declawed, by chance?
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[User Picture]From: fan_tasylov_er
2011-03-09 06:07 am (UTC)
Oh god no I would never do that to a cat. It is in such an awkward place too, right on the front of the toe not on the pad. She is due for shots in a few months and I will have money from taxes soon so I will be getting her in the vets office in about 2 months I just can't afford take her before then.
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[User Picture]From: harliquinnraver
2011-03-09 06:10 am (UTC)
im glad to hear that. <3 (the not declawing part, i mean)

id suggest just keeping an eye on it. if it gets large or develops a wound on it, id get to the vet as soon as possible. if theres no change, just have the vet take a look at it when you can. keep us posted please!
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[User Picture]From: fan_tasylov_er
2011-03-09 06:17 am (UTC)
Will do :D Oh and she is finally grudgingly eating a hairball reducing cat food. Though we still have to mix it one part old to 4 parts new still or she pukes.
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