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Top 10 Feline Paw Care Tips

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7. Protect the Pads

Be wary of your kitty’s sensitive paw pads. In hot and cold weather, moisturize them with a vet-recommended product and try to avoid letting your cat’s feet touch freezing patios, hot sidewalks or other uncomfortable surfaces.

8. Body Language

If you notice your cat obsessively cleaning her paws, limping or favoring one leg, please investigate-it might require veterinary attention.

9. It's in the Genes

Most cats don’t suffer from foot problems, but doing a little research to find out what issues your kitty’s breed is susceptible to can be a great help in keeping her feet healthy.

10. Do Not Declaw

Declawing is a surgery that involves the amputation of the end of a cat’s toes and causes significant pain during recovery. Please honor your cat’s need to scratch by providing scratching posts, clipping her nails regularly and researching other ways to help manage destructive scratching.

 

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