Our cat Smokey disappeared for about a week in June. He came home dragging his paw. A trip to the vet revealed he had nerve damage and his shoulder was paralyzed. We tried meds for about a month with no improvement. The Doc said we should go ahead and have it removed before it got infected or he started chewing on it. So off to the vet we went. Picked him up this morning and he's doing just fine. Brennan loves cats and Smokey loves Brennan. Threw a few "before" pictures in too.