Something is poking out of the back of my cats front leg

It feels like a bone and looks like an old tooth. It's right about where the upper pad would be. I have no clue what it is. He didn't have it as a kitten. He is also an indoor cat and has never been outside. He is also my only pet, so nothing has bitten him.

It doesn't seem to slow him down any. He is a long haird tabby. I have attached a picture that I have just taken on 2-8-2011. DO you have any ideas what this could be?

Thanks in advance for your help

Answer from Kate
This does look like bone to me. There are two possible options here i think. One it is a piece of bone that has embedded itself into his skin or two if is growing through his skin and is a growth.

In either case he definitely needs to see a vet to discuss removing it. It shouldn't be there and may start to cause further problems for him as time goes on.

Hope it can be fixed easily.

best wishes Kate

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Same problem
by: Anonymous

I think my cat has the same thing did you find out whatbit was ??

Bone sticking out ?
by: Brenda

I am sorry but sometimes we have to use common sense. If I saw that on my cat. We would be at the vets right away. That is what responsible pet owners do. Someone online can not fix it or with some miracle words make it go away. Please don't sit there and wait for the logical answer you know you will get. Go to the Vets. Your pet deserves that much.


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