Ingrown Cat Claw
Our most elderly cat seemed to have a bit of an ingrown claw, so I just clipped a small piece of the tip to get the small portion that had dug into her pad out because she seemed really bad off about the whole thing. I figured I'd get the rest later.
Boy was I in for a surprise!! As you can tell from the photo, all of the bright red is what was inside her paw's pad; probably about a quarter of an inch!!
I did my best to dress the large wound, which is currently a gaping hole. In the process she bit and scratched me due to the pain she was experiencing.
I feel so bad for the cat! She is exceptionally elderly and apparently no one noticed the horrible ingrown claw. She goes to the vet tomorrow!