Swollen Paws in Cats
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your cat’s paw may end swollen by many ways and causes its important to find the exact reason in order to cure you kitty a successful treatment .the majority of causes for paw swelling are curable usually its not easy to spot a swollen paws in cats due t their ability to hide pain and injuries very well so if you see your cat stumbling or limping, using and favoring one paw over the other
licking or biting at their own paw is also considers as swollen paw signs we advise to take your cat to the veterinarian for checkout and diagnosed the reasons for this behavior

Symptoms of swollen paws in cats

  • Painful foot, which is sometimes warmer to the than the others caused by infection or inflammation
  • limping and favoring one paw
  • swelling always involves only one foot, and often only one toe
  • Overgrown toenails, which may have grown into the toepad.
  • if the paw is infected so it may discharge to bad odor

the causes of swollen paws in cats

there are so many reasons for a catspaw to swell it can go from simple insect bite to a borne fracture we will make it easy for you to describe what you see however the following information is not meant to replace a veterinary diagnosis

foreign body injuries

Cats love to swat creepy crawlies and honey bees and are often stung on the paw. Honey bee stings and creepy crawly nibbles commonly swell rapidly and may get contaminated sometimes the stinger stays in the paw. Chomps from insects and scorpions can be dangerous causing difficult swelling, genuine disease, and the demise of the tissues in the contaminated area.

overgrown toenails/claws

Despite the fact that cats groom themselves carefully, some of the time their hooks become overgrown and cut the delicate pads on the underside of their toes or paw. This difficult condition can advance to limited and localized contamination. Luckily, congested paws (overgrown) are effectively treated. Your veterinarian can cut the congested claw hook and address the harmed segment of the paw or paw cushion. This may require your cat to be daintily quieted. Congested toenails are the main source of swollen paws in cats.

Tissue Trauma

If your cat strides on something sharp or pointy, it can cut the skin and produce an injury that may get tainted. These swellings are regularly painful.


Pododermatitis alludes to irritation of the skin between the toes, nails or nail beds, or paw cushions. Reasons for pododermatitis incorporate anatomical deformities, injury, unfavorably susceptible ailment, bacterial or yeast disease, immunosuppression, and parasites. cats additionally build up a particular type of pododermatitis called plasma cell pododermatitis (“cushion foot”) which is a safe intervened malady. Pododermatitis brings about growing, torment, liquid maintenance, redness, or tingling. Your vet may need to play out a biopsy of the influenced tissue to decide the fundamental reason for pododermatitis and the best treatment plan.


Painful swelling may be caused by a broken bone in the paw of your cat if you are not sure of the cause to take him to the vet immediately

Treatment of Swollen Paws in Cats

Cats toenails shed in huge level sheets as new layers of the nail are made. Ordinary paw honing conduct pulls those layers off. As felines get older, or if they have an incessant infection (like hyperthyroidism), the shedding procedure is impeded and layers of unshed nail material develop. These nails should be cut normally, or else the nails will develop and bend until they enter the toepad.

Check Your Cat’s Paws for Infections Regularly

-Check your cat’s nails and trim them if they are too long.
-Look for small cuts on the pads.
-Check between the toes for any foreign bodies such as slivers, burrs or thorn.
with those three simple acts, you lower the risk to your cat of getting a swollen paw


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