Q. I found my cat's nail on my bed today... Im worried and I dont know what to do ... Can you please help me?
AMY S. EUTSEY, DVM
A. A cat's nail has layers, almost like an onion. You may have only found an outer layer that was shed and this is normal. If, however, the entire nail fell off or was torn off....you should take her to the vet for an exam. This can be painful and an infection can occur. If the whole nail is gone, you will likely see a red and irritated tissue. If only the outer layer shed, the nail will appear normal and no treatment is needed. Check each toe and call your vet if needed.