My cat came home today and limped but he seems to be alert otherwise, I tried to gently squeezed his paw but he did not react.
Before he came to me, he seemed to be lying a little strangely up on a plastic box.
I wonder if a cat’s paw can fall asleep just like our feet sometimes do.
Or if he may have sprained his paw, what should you do in that case?
A common cause of lameness in cats is bite injuries from other cats.
If it is only a minor sprain or similar injury, the lameness usually subsides in a few days. What you can do is let the cat rest as much as possible.
If he limps severely or if it does not subside in a few days, a veterinarian should be consulted.
It is probably possible that the cat’s paw falls asleep as our feet can do, but then the lameness should not sit for more than a few steps.