If your has cracked pads, the first thing to do is to find the cause so that you can treat the problem at the root. In this article, I tell you how to fix the problem right away and how to treat it at the root to avoid any risk.

Cracked cat pads: How to react?

To immediately relieve your cat, applying a moisturizer or coconut oil will be a great help because it will allow him to regain sufficient hydration instantly. But obviously, this is not enough, so if your cat has cracked pads, act well on the root of the problem to evacuate it definitively.

You can also give him a zinc supplement at 3 mg per day designed for cats (not a supplement for humans) for two weeks or red meat or poultry which has a lot of it naturally and which he will love.

Finally, putting on protective socks will allow him to recover more easily and keep his pads in a place conducive to their good recovery.

Cracked Cat Pads: The Causes and Their Solutions

If your cat has dryness in the pads, here is everything you need to know to determine the source and to take the best action so that he regains sufficient hydration and no longer has this problem with the pads, which is essential for to move around and to evacuate perspiration.

Food that is too low in good fats

If his food consists exclusively of kibble, it is normal that your cat is not sufficiently hydrated because 1/3 of the food must be wet, so if your cat has a food that is too low in good fats, give him fish oil or olive oil so he can get enough good fat.

These oils are rich in micronutrients and will be excellent for his body and his cognitive functions in general. For old people, it’s great for their joints.

Exposure to rough surfaces

The pads are not covered by hair and if your cat walks on rough ground, he can dry them out, so your cat must avoid this type of ground or at least, if he goes outside for example, have them moistened regularly. But overall, if your cat walks where the floor is too rough, the effects on her paws will normally cause her to stop.

Extreme weather

Very hot or very cold can also contribute. As for the hot, it is vital that he can hydrate himself with fresh water that is changed every day. As for the cold, it will sometimes be vital to prevent him from going outside during cold winter periods, because the cold can even damage the cat’s pads.

Excessive licking

Compulsive licking can also cause her paw pads to dry out, so if your cat is licking herself all the time, that’s a sign of stress that needs to be addressed first. I refer you to this complete article which will give you all the solutions.

Cracked Cat Pads: The Final Word

If your cat has cracking pads, find the cause of the problem, it is the only solution for your cat to find normal humidity in the pads.