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Missing Claw/Pussy Foot!

post #1 of 12
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Molly's been walking funny for a few days, but she's flighty enough I can't catch her to look at her. I chased her down tonight.

She's missing a claw.... *I think*. All I can see is dried crustiness where the claw should be & she bites me when I touch her foot.

Her foot reeks like infection.

Vet call ASAP tomorrow AM. I plan to try to rinse the paw with some warm water tonight, but not sure what else is safe to do. I've always got anti-biotics on hand so I plan to start her on those tonight.

Poor girl. She's probably been like that for a few days & I haven't noticed because she doesn't much get near me.
post #2 of 12
Lots of vibes for Molly!!
post #3 of 12
Awwwh, poor Molly.....
post #4 of 12
Warm water and epsom salt soak... but it sounds like she'd really fight you.
If you can wrap her in a towel and sick her paw in a bowl of it - like a large margarine bowl. Pouring a little peroxide over the toe before soaking may help loosen up the end a bit. Maybe some antibiotic ointment on the toe for the night, she'll lick it off but maybe she won't get it all. Consider crating/caging or confining her to one room if she's going to hide from you.

Hopefully some antibiotics and wound care will see her foot healed up soon.
post #5 of 12
Poor Molly
post #6 of 12
Poor MOLLY ..
post #7 of 12
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I got her within 5' of the tub of epsom salt & water before she flipped. For now a dip in some warm water will have to do.....
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
She's being declawed on that claw this AM. There's only a tiny bit of claw left & the vet was pretty sure it wouldn't grown in right.
post #9 of 12
POOR MOLLY... Giveing lots of may this be easy on her
post #10 of 12
Poor Molly. Sending lots of vibes that the declawed toe heals nicely.
Sending vibes for you Nat cause you seem to have a lot going on at once.
post #11 of 12
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Everything hit at once.....
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Everything hit at once.....
sorry to hear she'll need surgery... but at least it's something fixable!
& for a speedy recovery!
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