Q: Skitters Paws?

January 23, 2012 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1468 days ago


Skitters paw pad on one of her back paws is a yellowish whiteish color it is not swollen or pussie but she is having trouble walking on it and she doesn't like me to touch that paw what should I do is this an inffection or what?

Readers' Answers (1)

Jan 23, 2012

Sudden changes in the coloration of the paw pad can indicate a health problem. An injury can also cause discoloration. Lightening or yellowing of the pad could be normal de-pigmentation, but since there is pain involved I have to think it is something more. It could be an indication of anything from an injury, to a fracture, to lupus or a tumor. Only a vet can tell you for sure. Typically an infection would show up as reddening around the affected area, not yellowing.

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