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Experience:  Have practiced small animal veterinary medicine in a large city for 5.5 years
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My cats pay was swollen, we took him to the vet and they could

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My cats pay was swollen, we took him to the vet and they could not diagnose it. they gave me medication called Surolan. I applied it every day and it did get better for a bit but now it is 5x worse and he constantly bites at it. what could be worng?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Doctor H replied 3 years ago.

Doctor H :

Hi, this is Doctor H and I would be happy to assist you.

Doctor H :

Do you have any photos of the affected paw? Did your vet ever recommend the use of an elizabethan collar?

Customer:

No he didn't i just took photos of the paw

Doctor H :

Okay, can you upload them to an image server and then post the URL to the paperclip?

Customer:

ok one sec

Doctor H :

No worries, I'll wait.

Customer:

could i just upload it here or do i need to put in on flikr or something

Doctor H :

You have to upload to an image sharing site, then paste the url in the paperclip information

Customer:

doing it now

Doctor H :

Sounds good.

Customer:

http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/TariqAS/media/DSC_0109_zpsd2dc10b7.jpg.html

Customer:

http://s1363.photobucket.com/user/TariqAS/media/DSC_0111_zps57c5ae42.jpg.html

Doctor H :

Okay, thank you. And to confirm, she is 8 months old, correct?

Customer:

yes he is

Doctor H :

Oh, I'm sorry, you put female for the gender - my mistake.

Customer:

made a mistake in the form its a he

Customer:

lol

Customer:

sorry

Doctor H :

No worries. And has he been declawed?

Customer:

no

Doctor H :

No worries.

Doctor H :

Oh, oops.

Doctor H :

Okay. From what I've seeing it looks like there's a pretty nasty infection that's invading the tissue underneath the skin.

Customer:

whats the matter

Customer:

ok

Doctor H :

I don't think that topicals alone will suffice - I would recommend either going back or getting a second opinion and doing oral/injectable antibiotics.

Doctor H :

Convenia is a good injectable that lasts for two weeks.

Customer:

what could have be the cause?

Doctor H :

Does he go outside?

Customer:

no

Customer:

hes a house/flat cat

Customer:

we adopted him from the RSPCA

Customer:

in January

Doctor H :

The only think I can think of is that he may have cut it on something earlier which resulted in an infection. Otherwise something may have gotten stuck in there and caused the infection.

Customer:

i have to go to the vet to get the anti biotics?

Doctor H :

You may consider having x-rays done to make sure that there is no bony involvement. Then consider systemic antibiotics, some pain medication, and an elizabethan collar.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

he runs arond and jump around with no pain though

Doctor H :

Right, but you can tell it looks infected and nasty - I'm sure there's some discomfort. Additionally, I would recommend yesterday's news for the litter or simply shredded newspaper.

Customer:

no limping

Doctor H :

I understand - cats are masters at hiding their clinical signs. I'm sure you can imagine how uncomfortable it would be to have a hangnail.

Doctor H :

Regardless, the best thing is for him is to make sure there is no bony involvement and consider systemic antibiotics.

Customer:

yes i would. i just changed his litter to sanicat, we were using cats best organic cat litter

Customer:

ok great

Customer:

I will take him to the vet tomorrow

Doctor H :

Okay, good. That litter should be fine as well.

Doctor H :

Do you have any other questions?

Customer:

great

Customer:

nope. thats the only concern

Customer:

thanks very much for that

Doctor H :

You're welcome - kindly rate my service so I may know how helpful I've been :)

Doctor H :

I'll send a free follow up in 3 days.

Customer:

no problem

Customer:

thanks very much

Doctor H :

You're welcome!

Doctor H, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 299
Experience: Have practiced small animal veterinary medicine in a large city for 5.5 years
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