If this works, this is the growth coming from his front paw- his back paws, were also affected and he would become unbalanced when he sat or stood. I can’t wait to see him tomorrow and get him home and comfortable. I am using the pine litter for his pans- and adding water to it. Once it sits overnight, the litter will become the consistency of sawdust and be less hurtful for his poor feet. I also laid down some leftover linoleum in the cat enclosure. He will have a few dog beds (pillows) to sleep on, one that is heated which will also help soothe his owies. His lice is going to be an issue because I can’t bathe him so soon after surgery. I know the lice won’t transfer to me and as he will be alone without another cat nearby- we will just have to wait for the stitches to be removed before bathing him.