6 yr DLH brought in for possible abscess on front right paw. The owner just noticed lump on paw a couple days ago and was expecting it to be an abscess. After further inspection DVM noticed what looked like nail peeking through a tiny spot under the skin. After sedating and removing the hair, he cut open the “abscess”… This poor cat was declawed over 4 years ago before the current owner received him. When declawing, the previous DVM must have left enough behind on the dewclaw to allow it to grow back. This is at least 4+ years of nail curled around on itself underneath his skin!! Craziest thing I’ve ever seen!
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