Q. Our 8 year old female Scottish Fold has what seems to be a limp and after investigation, it appears that at least two nails are inflamed. What to do?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. Nail bed infections are quite rare in cats and are usually a result of other problems in the foot or leg. You could try bathing the affected area with saline but if she is limping she is in pain and would benefit from a full check up and treatment prescribed by your vet. She may need anti-inflammatories or even antibiotics depending on what has caused this problem