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Missing claw from fight

post #1 of 13
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Scratch and Yet To Be Named got in two bad fights today. We removed a claw from YTBN's ear; it was all the way through.

I have pictures of Scratch's paw.. should I take her to the vet? She's walking normally and hasn't been licking at it.

Scratch's claw removed from YTBN's ear:


Scratch's paw:

post #2 of 13
If it were me, I'd take Scratch just to have the paw checked and reduce the risk of infection.

poor cats. I hope they both have good recoveries~
post #3 of 13
I would take her in, that must have been quite a fight! Usually they only leave the claw casings in the fur. Because the cat has to use the litter pan, bacteria is a real danger. If you have septic powder, use that to stop the bleeding and get her to the vet as soon as you can. Are these cats neutered/spayed?
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by hissy
I would take her in, that must have been quite a fight! Usually they only leave the claw casings in the fur. Because the cat has to use the litter pan, bacteria is a real danger. If you have septic powder, use that to stop the bleeding and get her to the vet as soon as you can. Are these cats neutered/spayed?
Yes, they're both spayed. We're taking the new cat in to the vet on Monday, so we will probably take Scratch in as well.
post #5 of 13
Ouch that looks sore.
post #6 of 13
Ow! That looks super duper painful, and I remember from losing one of my entire fingernails that it is! I hope her claw will grow back! How hurty. Let us know what happens at the vet. Did the other kittys ear get very hurt? I hope not.

Are you keeping them separated except under supervision?
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
Ow! That looks super duper painful, and I remember from losing one of my entire fingernails that it is! I hope her claw will grow back! How hurty. Let us know what happens at the vet. Did the other kittys ear get very hurt? I hope not.

Are you keeping them separated except under supervision?
The other cat's ear didn't bleed.
Scratch is kept upstairs and the new kitty is downstairs. Nobody can go downstairs without knocking because we don't want either of the cats to find each other.
post #8 of 13
any updates?
post #9 of 13
Hi Moz - I hope all is well with your cats. I read your posts about the missing cat claw. I just discovered one of my cats has a similar issue. He HATES the vet and I would like to avoid taking him if only to not stress him out. Did you have to take your cat to the vet or did you take care of the injury at home?

Thanks so much for any help!

Sarah
post #10 of 13
Hi Sarah,

Just to let you know for the benefit and health of your kitty ..... if she/he has a similar situation to the above picture ....... you must take him to the vet ....... cats can develop infections very quickly ...... most cats do get very nervous when you take them to the vet ...... you can purchase feliaway and spray inside the carrier about 20 minutes before you put your cat inside ..... and it should help to calm his nerves ....... but its a big injustice to your kitty to not take him to have this seen about ......he can become from an infection ...... which most cats develop from an open wound .....
post #11 of 13
" he can become from an infection " ..........means ..... he can become very sick from an infection ........
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by sebbyz
Hi Moz - I hope all is well with your cats. I read your posts about the missing cat claw. I just discovered one of my cats has a similar issue. He HATES the vet and I would like to avoid taking him if only to not stress him out. Did you have to take your cat to the vet or did you take care of the injury at home?

Thanks so much for any help!

Sarah
We took her in for booster shots last week and we had the vet look at it. She said it was almost healed and we should just keep an eye on it.
post #13 of 13
Thanks for the advice! I have been keeping a very close eye on him of course but I'll take him to the vet tomorrow.
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