Cats toe is swollen

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Not something I am familiar with. I will say that it doesn't look like a "screaming emergency," or not now. I would watch it for 24-48 hours. If it gets worse, or does not change, call and make an appointment to get it seen.
 

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No he’s an indoor kitty. Are spider bites dangerous to cats?
I would suspect some spider bites as well as some wasps or bees could be dangerous for cats. We never had any lingering problems when our cats were stung, but they did have some pain and the affected area had swelling (lips, toes). It went away in a few days.
Trouble signs might be dark urine, trouble breathing or lethargy.
 

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some spider bites can be lethal...think (in the US) brown recluse and black widow. Think how badly we react, and how much small cats are. However, if it were one of those, it would look MUCH worse today, and you would be seeing other problems as well, some neurological, and all very obvious.
 
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Just wanted to update in case anyone else has this problem in the future. Turns out he had a tiny splinter he was chewing at. Thank you to everyone who responded! :)
 

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Thrilled to hear it was so simple! Did he get it out? You? The vet? I'm so happy it is gone. You might have eventually had an abscess on your hands!
 
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Thrilled to hear it was so simple! Did he get it out? You? The vet? I'm so happy it is gone. You might have eventually had an abscess on your hands!
It was a mix of home remedies and a little bit of patience lol. Since his toe was very swollen the splinter managed to get itself deeper into the skin. Whenever I saw him sleeping I would heat up some water add a bit of salt and dip a cotton ball to place on the swollen area. The swelling eventually went down and once again I waited to catch him sleeping. With a pair of tweezers and a steady hand I managed to get the sucker out!
 
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