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Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds, Part 2

There’s so much to learn about keeping your three-legged dog injury-free. Which is why we’re happy to present tips from the experts that can show you how to help your Tripawd live healthy for years to come.

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Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds from CSU

In this second of our three part series about orthopedic issues for Tripawds, Dr. Felix Duerr of the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery department discusses the long term effects of amputation on dogs as they age. You’ll learn about:

  • Common joint and mobility issues, such as a luxating patella
  • How to treat orthopedic issues in aging Tripawds
  • Injury prevention for all ages
  • How Tripawds can recover from additional leg surgeries on remaining limbs

Thanks for watching this important information about canine amputee health. Stay tuned for our third and final installment of our orthopedic health tips for Tripawds series.

Many thanks to Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for allowing us to film on-location and present this important information to you.

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Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds

About Dr. Duerr

As part of our mission to provide tips for keeping Tripawds healthy, we’re pleased to introduce you to veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Felix Duerr, DVM, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR. Dr. Duerr is a faculty member of the orthopedic department in the Small Animal Clinic at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Duerr is the only practicing veterinarian in Colorado that is double boarded by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR).  Dr. Duerr’s clinical interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, cranial cruciate ligament injury, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy) and arthritis.

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