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my 5 year old cat was de clawed 4 years ago front only, he has now hard time walking on them, no sores or open cuts any suggestions.
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Not a clue here- have never declawed- although I have threatened them.  

EVERYONE BE NICE AND NO JUDGEMENTS.  :)
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Aligator79:  I agree, hopefully everyone will be respectful and just give some ideas. I have no idea.  

All my cats (except for the youngest) are declawed and the cats I've had my whole life were declawed and I've never had this problem.  I hope someone can give you some insight.  It seems odd that all these years later he would have trouble? Have you had the cat to the vet to see if maybe it's something else?  

Good luck!
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I would take him to the vet. Perhaps the pain does not come from the procedure, which was performed years ago, but perhaps it is caused by him being declawed. I have never experienced this with any of my cats, and neither has any of my fellow friends on this website and/or off this site. This is a mistery to me.  If/when you take the kitty to the vet, please let us know what they said.  I would like to know what is wrong with your cat.

Are you sure he did not jump off the top of a very high place and strained the muscle?

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(yes, this thread is about a potential foot pad issue, let's not turn it into a declawing debate. Save that for another thread. :-)  )

Have you had a vet check his paw pads?

Sometimes scar tissue forms poorly and can cause a sore spot that creates discomfort when walking. It would be somethnig similar to a bone spur on your heel, only made of scar tissue.

It is possible that he may need to have the area treated (I would guess debriding of the tissue area, or a softner).

Is it both his paws, or a specific pad?

Otherwise, it could just be how he walks now, and not a pain issue. Cats use their claws to aid in gaining footing/traction. If I lost a toe, it would change how I walked since there would be a change in my footing.  

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You know what would be a good idea? To post this on the expert forum.

But Savas is making an excellent point.
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How heavy is your cat?   Some cats develop arthritis, especially if they are overweight...
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Would like to post, but afraid I will say something to offend someone.
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Good point.

Boots, if you give T. Dock a more detailed account of your cat's history, you could get some useful advise there.

I made the mistake of assuming the declawing was the cause of the problem, but there is no reason other health issues can't be at issue.

I just dealt with an issue with a cat who'd developed scarring on a paw (not declaw related, just an abscess that caused loss of pad size and left some hard scar tissue) and had scar/callous related pain on my mind.

Kaydey, don't worry about posting, useful advice or support is always appreciated.
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