Cats paws swelling

by Mrs Tate

I have a deaf white 13yrold male castrated cat who used to go out until he reached 10 then we assume he was frightened by something and now is a housecat. He is overweight due to not going out, other than that he is fairly healthy. A couple of months ago I noticed one of his pads swollen on his front paw. Took him to vets who thought he may have something in it or an infection. Given antibiotics. I didn't think he had anything in it and was right when some of his other pads started to swell. He can walk no problem, doesn't appear to be in any pain - can jump from windowsill onto floor with no signs of pain or not bearing weight etc. He is drinking slightly more than normal which may be start of kidney disease but no other problems. Eats well twice a day. Uses cat litter (woodbase type). Any ideas? He has only been to vet twice in his life - once to be castrated and the other time the couple of months ago for his swollen pad - he vomited and pooed and found the whole visit very stressful so Im reluctant to take him back. I also have another cat male aged 19 with thyroid probs (on tablets) but his paws are fine.

If you have any ideas I would be grateful to hear them.
thanks

Answer from KAte
Hi
I am not a raind vet but i am wondering if it is a heart problem as one of the sysmptoms can be swelling of the limbs
please see this page for more information

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/feline-heart-disease.html

Sadly i do think a trip to the vets would be a good idea again.

best wishes kate

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