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Gizzy has growths in his left front paw?

dollface
April 10th, 2010, 04:53 PM
I noticed one growth about a year ago coming out of his toe on the front left paw. Took him to the vet and they said it was just a wart.

I look today and he has 3 more! Another one on a different toe, one on the pad and one on the tiny pad going up his arm (not sure what it's called). If these are, in fact, warts why do they keep spreading? Or are they something else?

I looked at this thread and the OP's cat was identified with callouses not warts:
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165707

this pic is exactly like the one Gizzy had when the first one showed up:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/ermascalvin/kispaw2.jpg

Anyone can confirm what these are?

luckypenny
April 11th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Looks similar to a planter's wart :shrug:. I'd be looking for a second veterinary opinion...any that specialize in cats nearby you?

dollface
April 12th, 2010, 12:51 PM
There is one in North York that I can go to, although a tad expensive I think a cat only vet would be better than my current vet, who I don't put a lot of trust in. Thanks LP for the reply :)

Winston
April 12th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Dollface that looks exactly like one of the symptoms of EGC..which is short for :

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Some call it Rodent Lip or Salmon Lip...its primarily on the mouth and face but my Moms cat brady had those same things ont he pads of his feet too! the vet said that it was part of the disease. Brady gets a depo shot a couple of times a year adn it clears up. Sometimes its really bad...Have you seen anything on his face like coldsores?

Cindy

dollface
April 12th, 2010, 04:42 PM
OMG I've never heard of any such disease and had no idea these things could be part of something that sounds so serious! :( Poor Gizzy, but he doesn't seem to be bothered by it.

I've never seen anything on on his face that was abnormal.

Any idea where this disease comes from? Contagious? Anything else I should look out for?

Winston
April 12th, 2010, 06:46 PM
No not contagious but its an immune system issue. There are many threads here on the subject...or just google it...be careful though some of the serious cases the pictures are pretty horrible! We also had to change Brady to a canned food like Venison & Duck to help with it. He recieves a needle when it gets bad and it clears up pretty quick...obviously your is not too bad or maybe its something totally different...kinda looks like a calious too! :thumbs up

rainbow
April 12th, 2010, 06:48 PM
What about a cutaneous horn growth?

From http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2141&aid=204 ....


Benign growths of hard tissue which look like small horns; cause unknown, though may be associated with some underlying disease such as cancers, follicular cysts, or FeLV

dollface
April 13th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Well I guess it could be anything at this point, guess I'm getting a second vet opinion! Will update when I get some new feedback...

rainbow
April 13th, 2010, 01:30 PM
Good luck .....I hope it's nothing serious. :fingerscr :goodvibes: