callus on Misha's front paw.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2002
callus on Misha's front paw.
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Sat, 11-24-2012 - 5:30pm

I was clipping Misha's claws this afternoon and noticed that the callus she had on her one of her foot pads seems to have grown outward.  I checked her pad to make sure that it hadn't grown larger.  Instead it has grown outward and almost under her claw.  In fact it looked like a little claw growing upward but the tissue was callus.  She has been limping and I figure it's arthritis as she walks perfectly normal after she moves around a bit.  But now, I'm wondering if the callus is the cause of her limping.  I am going to take her to the vet as soon as I can arrange an appointment. 

In the meantime, I'd be grateful for any and all advice. 

All the best,

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2002
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 5:35pm

Not sure why I have two posts about the same thing.  Please ignore this one. 

Community Leader
Registered: 03-24-2000
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 6:22pm

Well that's a little strange.  I really don't know what to think and don't have any suggestions but to have her vet check it out.  I don't think that you want to try and trim it a little yourself.

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Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 6:25pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2005
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 6:30pm

Gosh, i don't have a clue, i'd get her to the vet.  I sure hope it isn't anythin serious. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2002
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 7:10pm

You must have been reading my mind while I was clipping Misha's claws as I did think of clipping that little portion with the claw clippers.  However, I didn't and thought it better to have it checked out by her vet.  I'll arrange a vet visit as soon as I can.

All the best,

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2002
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 7:14pm

Thanks Chris, but that pic is not clear enough and I can't tell if it's like the callus on her front paw.  All I do know is that I'll be taking her in to her vet to have it checked out.

All the best,

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Sun, 11-25-2012 - 5:41pm
ok,sounds good