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Thank you for your compassionate understanding...it was a very hard decision to make. His name is XXXXX XXXXX is the most sweet and loving kitten. The toe was removed a year ago in hopes that he would walk again. It turned out to have a trace of spindle cells. He never really did walk on the foot again. Two months ago he began to use the limb and paw much more and suddenly developed a small hard lump[at the operation site. We hoped it might be a cyst from tendon fluids but it grew and started to ulcerate. So, when the surgeon and our vet of 12 years felt he was too healthy to just let it continue, we had the amputation.
Thank you for the link--all the photos appear to be of dogs, I hope you have heard of cats responding to prosthetics well?