To those of you who have polydactyl cats or know someone who does...have you heard of any having to get toes removed? The vet said that when Blue goes in to get spayed (which will be within the next few weeks) he is going to also take off two of her toes. She has six toes on each front paw and 5 on each back paw... Her front paws are fine--it is the toes on her back paw that he said should be removed. The reason is because they are not normal toes... she can not move them at all,they just hang limp on the side... almost weightless. That means they have the potential to get caught or torn on things at any time. So right now I'm not sure what to do because I'm scared of her getting caused any pain or stress by having them removed (although he said it won't) It just reminds me of declawing so that's what is leaving me undecided.... But then again I definitely don't want her getting injured because of me deciding not to go through with it. I do really trust the vet but I'd still like to know everyone's advice/opinions on it first. Thanks..
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2/10/04 at 2:43am