Q. CAT IS LIMPING FRONT LEFT PAW. OUTSIDE CAT. COMES IN BEFORE DARK. DISTIL TO PAW SEEMS PUT OF ALINEMENT.. SHOULD I JUST SPLINT HER?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. If your cat is limping and the paw appears to be broken or dislocated it is best to seek veterinary care. It is possible that an injury or break has occurred and examination of the paw and possible X-ray are best to determine the extent of the damage. Your vet can then recommend treatment such as splinting, antibiotics to prevent infection or pain medications and rest to help the area heal.