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Weird paw problem

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My friend's cat Stanley has had some weird thing going on with his paw for about 6 months or more. The pad itself seems okay except for a small raw spot, but the area between his toes is cracked and sometimes is oozy and sometimes has a tiny touch of blood. Despite this, Stanley does not limp or favor the paw in any way. Do cats get athletes foot?

The vet didn't help much....he bandaged the foot, but even after wearing the bandage for 3 weeks, there was no improvement.

Any ideas on what might be the problem
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Could it be allergies, or a reaction to some kind of exposure? Though I'm not a cat it sounds like the atopic eczema I get frequently, which isn't painful and only slightly itchy at times.. The treatment is a topical steroid cream and going barefoot at home as much as possible. I've found that keeping my feet "bandaged" up in socks, hose or shoes makes the rash worse.

I'm not even sure that cats can get eczema or contact dermatitis, but it's worth asking about
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Well heck, it could be all sorts of things. Most of the time, the vet will do a scraping and see what's going on. It could be allergies, hot spots, bacteria, fungus, etc. I would see about getting to another vet to get it diagnosed and treated properly
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