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OMC!!!  RUSTY FLOATS DOWN THOSE STAIRS!!  Ppetry in motion!! 🙂   YAY FOR RUSTY!! 🙂

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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27 October 2017 - 12:29 am
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Good going Rusty. It'll get easier every day.

It's so great seeing our cats continue to improve. I even recall noticing improvements months after the amputation. I suspect Mona learned to adapt to find ways that worked well for her.

Congratulations in the progress!

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27 October 2017 - 2:04 am
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clapWhoo Hoo Rusty🎉🎊 👏🏻

Ditto I could not tell he was a Tripawd going down those stairs!! He is doing fantastic !!

Great Job Rusty & your Hoomins❣️

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27 October 2017 - 3:47 am
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Omc what a DIFFERENCE! He has got this down, doesn't he! Looks like he is just doing fantastic! WTG Rusty!!clapclap

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27 October 2017 - 7:15 am
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thanks everyone!  I was hoping I could get his progress on video.

The UP isn't quite as graceful but he did RUN up the stairs yesterday.  A few stumbles but I don't know if he even noticed!

Rusty "The Bunnyman" adopted us in 2014 when we met him at an estate sale and he promptly followed us around.  Because of his owner's sudden passing, he was on his way to a regular (not non-kill) shelter that night.  NO WAY!  Fast forward- Aug/Sept 2017, back left leg amputated (HSA cancer).  He is cancer free, at least for now.   He is hopping around, getting spoiled by Mommy Gina & Daddy Nick, new tripawd parents who are still learning!

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27 October 2017 - 10:39 am
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Wow he went so fast I missed it the first time and had to replay the clip. GO RUSTY! clap

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New post alert from Levon 😊

http://catallic.....1-week-in/

Rusty "The Bunnyman" adopted us in 2014 when we met him at an estate sale and he promptly followed us around.  Because of his owner's sudden passing, he was on his way to a regular (not non-kill) shelter that night.  NO WAY!  Fast forward- Aug/Sept 2017, back left leg amputated (HSA cancer).  He is cancer free, at least for now.   He is hopping around, getting spoiled by Mommy Gina & Daddy Nick, new tripawd parents who are still learning!

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30 October 2017 - 12:59 pm
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Went to see how Levon is doing. Seems to be doing good, but Dad has questions regarding steps and stuff...

thanks Gina and Rusty!❤️❤️❤️

Sloppy Kisses from Tripawds Hero Super Stewie 👅 ❤️... Head bops and chin scratches From

Spitfire Spike, Chester McFiend & Prissy Missy Lily 😻😽😻 and hugs from Petra & Paul ❤️❤️

                    Check out Stewies journey at  http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

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Hi everyone!

We are two weeks away from Rusty's follow-up with his primary vet.  While each visit is a little nerve racking, I am positive overall because of how well he has been adjusting to his new life.  I have a question/concern though.

When we had gone in August, it was going to be his annual check-up, including vaccines like rabies.  Then the cancer was diagnosed.  My question for you... for those whose amputations were because of cancer rather than injury, do you still give your furbabies vaccines?  I have read mixed things about this.

Thanks for your thoughts and comments in advance!!!

And now for some cuteness...

I had been sitting in this spot working.  I got up and when I came back into the room, this is what was in my spot.

 

This is just another one that I love.

Rusty "The Bunnyman" adopted us in 2014 when we met him at an estate sale and he promptly followed us around.  Because of his owner's sudden passing, he was on his way to a regular (not non-kill) shelter that night.  NO WAY!  Fast forward- Aug/Sept 2017, back left leg amputated (HSA cancer).  He is cancer free, at least for now.   He is hopping around, getting spoiled by Mommy Gina & Daddy Nick, new tripawd parents who are still learning!

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Rusty Bunnyman!

you look so comfortable in Mums chair! All nice and warm for you!!! Good lad!

I’m afraid I can’t add my tow bits regarding the immunization etc. Good question though! I’m not sure what I would do... sorry I can’t help!

The cuteness factor is Huge!!!

Cuddles and sandpaper kisses to you Rusty! Hugs to you Gina. ❤️❤️❤️

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                    Check out Stewies journey at  http://stewie20.....pawds.com/

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Thank goodness you gave us the cuteness alert!  It would have been sugar overload!  Cute indeed!  Add adoravly cute to the alert!!

This is just my personal.opinion on pretty much any vaccines involving my dogs.  Not gonna do any if at all possible!  Not saying it's wise...just gonna stay away from them.

Others can guide you to different posts in the topic.  Supposedly some do no harm...some are questionable...some stay away from no matter what (in my unprofessional opinion!)

Because my Vets knew my sweet Happy Hannah, I'm very fortunate to have Vets that don't push the issue.

Tha pnks for the gret photso.  Soooo sweet!

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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Love the pics! Omc such a cutie heart I am so glad to see that he is settling in and doing well. I know my baby's injury was trauma induced, but if I may chime in I do have an opinion. In 6 years as a vet tech I learned that we always vaccinated cats in certain areas with certain vaccines "just in case".  I saw a couple of cats have vaccine reactions. Later after I left that career I have read that more vets are trying to vaccinate less, that right there has to tell you something. Just the way my mind sees it. I have always done the minimum with my cats after initial vaccines, I have never had a health issue, and my cats do not go outside. When I brought Huck, or any other animal in I have always quarantined, felv/fiv tested, Dr. exam, etc. before I allow any contact. I have always done this. When I did shelter/animal control I saw how easily things could be caught, and I have seen rabies in cats as well as distemper. 

Interesting story you may want to hear. As an animal control officer I got a call to investigate a suspect rabies animal that had charged a dog. Poor dog was 11ish, and only had vaccines once as a puppy. The dog was in a chain link enclosure. The groundhog saw the dog, charged it, the dog was bitten/scratched on the nose and it drew blood. I had to have the groundhog dispatched and tested for rabies. It tested positive. The people loved the dog and refused to put him to sleep so he had to be placed in total isolation for 3 months in a 6 month quarantine. We had to have an enclosure built around the enclosure already there and the dog was to have zero human contact for 3 months and inspections. Thank goodness it was spring in Massachusetts. The family complied and in the end the dog ended up fine. One rabies shot, given 10 years prior very likely saved that dog. 

Not trying to make your choice more difficult, just trying to give you data to help you make your decision. I am not a doctor. I hope the data helps, you know you have support whatever you choose to do winker

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Rusty is indoors only so this helps.  He did get his vaccinations last year. I am thinking that even if I just give him another year before we do any more vaccinations I would feel more comfortable.   That is the way I am leaning  

Rusty "The Bunnyman" adopted us in 2014 when we met him at an estate sale and he promptly followed us around.  Because of his owner's sudden passing, he was on his way to a regular (not non-kill) shelter that night.  NO WAY!  Fast forward- Aug/Sept 2017, back left leg amputated (HSA cancer).  He is cancer free, at least for now.   He is hopping around, getting spoiled by Mommy Gina & Daddy Nick, new tripawd parents who are still learning!

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Good deal,  look up over vaccinating cats. There was a lot of controversy on the subject.  It might give you more insight.  Some states are trying to give every 3 years now.  I can tell you one thing.  If he's indoor only and has no contact with other animals,  he will not get sick by not being vaccinated each year. If you bring another critter home,  all bets are off,  lol.

When Huck went in for his "trap, neuter, release" they didn't give me any documentation at first.  When I contacted them to tell them that i needed proof because of his Dr. visit they sent an email of a scanned document that said the vaccines were good for three years.  When the woman called to see how he was I told her I was keeping him and he would be indoors.  She was kind enough to snail mail me an official certificate of vaccination with a rabies tag that was good for one year. 

You gotta decide what is best for you.  I can give you just what I know.  I know you love your little man and he is just the sweetest  thing.  I just went over to pet my boy on the tree and he bit me,  omg lmao, really??  I just walked away,  lol. He has his moments,  I just wish he would send me a memo so I don't bother him then🤔🤔

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My kitty Mona got her cancer from a vaccine injection. My vet considers my home a vaccine-free home, for the cats anyway.

Vaccines last a lot longer than 1 year and the 3 year vaccines last longer than 3 years. A leading animal immunologist, Dr Schultz, only gives his dogs their puppy vaccines and then only once every 7 years after that. Of course, he says to comply with state law for rabies shots.

A good vet would help you look at your cat and provide advice if it leads a risky lifestyle. Since Rusty is indoors only I would never give him another vaccine unless the vet has very good reasons to do so. Another option is to check Rusty's antibody levels through titers.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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