Dry paw pads?

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'cause his touch- is too much!
Purred: Fri Sep 21, '12 10:56pm PST 
Midas has only been an indoor only cat for about a month now, so I am guessing that now that he doesn't climb fences and walk on hot pavement his paws won't look so worn and used? They don't cause him any pain or anything, they just look like they have dry skin on them (kind of like mine). Quite honestly, I don't know if this is normal or not. Most cats won't let me get close enough to look, but he lets me flip him on his back and give him belly rubs so I notice these things.


Super- freakey----MEOW!
Purred: Sat Sep 22, '12 5:06am PST 
When I first took in my Fuzzy cat, his feet were so callused that they were white and cracking. He was an outdoor cat that lived in the deep woods.

I am not sure how long it took, but after time they got nice and pink and all the calluses wore off. I am sure others here might know what to put on them to make them heal faster, possibly veggie oil?

Merlin - An Angel- Forever

Purred: Sat Sep 22, '12 5:33am PST 
It's normal for paws pads to look dry and maybe even a little cracked smile After all, a cat has to walk on the paws.

Pet stores do sell creams and ointments for dry paws, usually in the dog aisle since dogs go outside and walk on pavement, stones, etc.

Here are some:




'cause his touch- is too much!
Purred: Sun Sep 23, '12 11:58am PST 
Glad to know it is normal! I am not sure how well he would tolerate anything being put on his feet. While he is sweet about letting me rock him like a baby on his back, he doesn't like his paws touched. I can barely get him to sit still for a nail trim. Hopefully just being inside 24/7 now will make them look pretty and pink again! He only walks on carpet, linoleum, and window sills. Not exactly a hard life!