TRIPAWDS: Home to 11542 Members and 1342 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » FACEBOOK » TWITTER » RANDOM BLOG

Yuki with her missing front Paw | Beyond Cancer

JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Discussion

Learn about life on three legs in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free to take advantage of member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Join the Live Chat and more!

free tripawds account tripawds member log in

K9 Immunity Plus — Hope For Dogs With Cancer

Get help with Dr. Dressler's Dog Cancer Kit

Tripawds News

reipawds Newsletter

Subscribe to newsletter for email updates. Unsubscribe any time and keep free gift!




A A A

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
Yuki with her missing front Paw
sp_NewPost Add Reply sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
24 January 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
25 January 2018 - 9:18 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Introducing our 5 month old fur baby Yuki.  Yuki is a rescue fur baby from a puppy mill auction so we are not  positive as to what happened.  We are thinking her front paw was severed off at birth.  My concern at this point is now that she is becoming much more active she is getting sores on her stump.  I am looking at what I can do to protect it when she starts going outside and when I start working on leash training.  Yuki is a 4 pound Maltese so her foot is extremely small.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 22951
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
26 January 2018 - 10:32 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Hi and welcome! Yuki is a lucky girl to find her way to you!

I'm no vet, but based on those I've talked to, I'm thinking she could be a perfect candidate for a prosthesis. Have you seen our posts about prosthetics for dogs? It's definitely worth looking into, as many people have experienced the same issues with their dog's stump not healing and developing sores (when just the paw is missing). It's an extremely difficult area to heal and grow tough skin onto. I would definitely consult with an orthopedic surgeon who can guide you through the prosthetics process, if you're willing to dedicate the training time and money into getting one.

If a prosthetic is not in your budget, that's OK too. You can try protecting it with a boot, a no-slip sock or other covers like that (although I have a feeling that they may all be too large for her. See our posts about traction for Tripawds for ideas. 

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Livermore, CA
Moderator




Forum Posts: 2966
Member Since:
18 October 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
26 January 2018 - 1:26 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Hello and welcome.

Geeze, I thought I had a small Tripawd- but Elly is a 15 pound monster compared to your girl!

Congrats on your recent addition, Yuki looks like a real cutie in your avatar.

Elly lost her right back leg after being hit by a car at 7 months old.  She just turned 3 and can do pretty much anything a dog her age and size can do.

As far a protecting the leg- a couple other things that Jerry didn't measure.  You could look at DogLeggs- they make custom support and coverage items.  They even have a support for front leg amps- it is specifically for elbow issues with a full front leg amp but I bet they would work with you to make something for Yuki's leg.

Another site to look at is Handicappedpets.com. They have a variety of things that you might be able to make work. 

We've seen some pups here with partial limbs end up needing an amputation because the limb kept getting injured.  Not all though! I hope you can find or make something to protect that leg!

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

Forum Timezone: America/Denver

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: admin, benny55, paws120
80 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Devices Used: Desktop (70), Phone (12), Tablet (1)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 989

Members: 11576

Moderators: 2

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 23

Topics: 14529

Posts: 204335

Administrators: admin, jerry, jim

Moderators: betaman, krun15

Tripawds Blogs is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » FACEBOOK » TWITTER » RANDOM BLOG