Ask Dr. Richards

July 2005 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards: 07/05

Why are cats’ paws so sensitive? If ever I touch my cat’s paws — even by accident — she jumps, swats at me and hisses. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to ease her tension?

It’s quite normal for a cat to have some “sensitive” area on its body, an area where it resists being touched. Of course you’ll want to make sure there’s no physical problem with your cat’s paws. But if…

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to CatWatch Newsletter

Which foods are really safe for your cat? How can you painlessly end furniture scratching---for good? What is your cat telling you when she refuses to eat? Get the answers to these questions- and many more- when you subscribe now to CatWatch!

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.