One of my foster kitties, Honeybun, has these weird growths that come out of his paw pads. I asked the woman who used to have him about them (I've had him about 3mons), and she said they were calluses. They looked like horns coming out of his paw pads, and I actually thought they were claws that were regrowing, even though he had been declawed years ago. I've heard of it happening, and I was really concerned.
My vet told me that it's a fungus, and that it's common in FIV+ kitties cause their immune systems can't fight it off, but it looks so icky. And the pads that are at his "wrist" area on his front paws are so dried and cracked looking, it's almost like an artichoke's leaves. I tried bag balm, but other than that, I'm not sure what to put on it. I've never heard or seen this before, and I just feel badly for the poor old guy! He's over 12yrs old, and has a total of 4 teeth (his fangs), but is such a sweetheart, and so loving, I'd hate to think that he has to put up with this. His former foster said she just cut the growths off, but that just freaks me out.
Anyone out there ever deal with this before???