Q. My cat's claw fell off, leaving only the red nail bed underneath. It bled some but stopped. Now it is infected, with swelling, and she has a fever.

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A. I recommend getting her in to see your vet as soon as possible, even if you have to take her to an emergency clinic today because she has a fever and infection. Suck wounds are usually very painful and your vet is best equipped to take care of this wound and she will need antibiotics to help clear the infection and speed her healing.

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