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Tripawds: The Most Independent of 'em All!
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3 Responses to “Ouch.”

  1. Elisabet Winquist August 18, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Please tell me if there is any documented evidence that there is phantom pain for dogs that have their tails docked for arthritic reasons due to specific breed conformation. I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and she aggressively chews on her tail to the point where it is now infected for the second time, and she’ll need to go to the vet for a shot of cortisone, a course of antibiotics, and a cone to keep her from reaching it. I’m very upset that breeders and the American Kennel Association are so behind the times, when many countries have banned the docking practice because it is considered cruel. How can this docking practice be deemed as illegal, as it is a practice only for the vanity of human owners? This horrific practice cuts off the end of a dog’s spine, which affects its balance, swimming abilities, and it’s ability to communicate emotions – to us and to other dogs.

    • Elisabet, I’m not a vet but it would make sense to me that she is feeling phantom pain. Even something like declawing is akin to cutting off thumbs, so my guess is that the tail holds similar sensations. I’m so sorry about her situation. Have you considered talking to a behaviorist about prescribing a SSRI or other calming medication? Oftentimes meds like Clomicalm and Prozac are used to help with anxiety and OCD issues, and perhaps that, along with Gabapentin, may help. It’s something to ask your vet about.

      Best wishes to you and your girl, she’s so lucky to have you.

  2. I just lost my girl yesterday. Amputation of front leg 7 days ago and was sent home with Prevacox. I noticed her amputated area tremoring, but I assumed the Prevacox would work. Then she developed a huge hole in her front elbow from slamming down on it because of her amputation. It was oozing and I called vet that day, told me to pick up antibiotics there next business day. I could tell there was something wrong with Sissy, but I was in denial. Yesterday will be a day I never forget because my poor girl was dying and in so much pain. I ran out of house to get help and got back in 5 minutes and she was gone. My heart is broken and I’m completely out of my mind right now. I just hate that she died and I wasn’t there for her.

  3. Rosary and Lawri August 14, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of precious Gus. I’m crying, but trying to imagine him running free on his four legs at the Bridge. He will wait for you and watch over you. I could see his sweet soul in his face. God bless.

  4. Excellent interview!! A must listen or read for ALL cat owners!
    Yes, NO more short sticks for cats. I love Stephen addressed that cats and dogs are both mammals and feeling the same pain! YES, THE SAME and cats hide it more! Same and we don’t treat it the same! Subject drives me bonkers.

    Good options for cats and NO EXCUSE for lack of pain management for cats! We MUST advocate for our cats.
    THANK YOU! <3

    • Yay Holly I’m so hoppy you liked the interview. You inspire us to continue reaching out for more feline Tripawd information. They absolutely deserve to be treated the same!

  5. Hello! What great news that your kitty has beaten the odds! I would like to chat with you about the radiation. Did you proceed with this? I am wondering whether amputation is enough or must we do that along with radiation? Thank you! My kitty has only undergone her first limited excision.

  6. Absolutely grinning ear to ear reading about this delightful pup and his lovely hooman! Such a heartwarming story.
    I do believe Fox had Heidi’s named stamped on his heart the day he was born, as did she his❤❤❤
    Thank yoj for sharing your preciius Fox with us. He is sooooo darn cute! I just want to reach through the screen and snuggle with him!
    So glad you two found each other❤

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

  7. I’m so happy to hear your story! My dog, Squish, just had patella luxation surgery yesterday on his remaining rear leg. His other rear leg was amputated a little over three years ago, due to injury from abuse. We adopted him and brought him home a few days after his amputation. He’s done great until about a month ago when his knee on the remaining rear leg started popping out of place. We just picked him up from his surgery this afternoon and I can already tell that going out to potty is going to be a big issue. He won’t put any weight on his leg yet. The vet said this is to be expected. We were sent home with a sling, but I’ve taken him out a few times now and he refuses to move. I’m hopeful that he’ll improve each day, but just freaking out a little bit I guess. Glad to hear that others have been through this.

  8. Lindsey Hoffmann July 31, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    My 5 year old Yorkie had a leg amputated last week due to cancer. My husband sent me this article to read and I found it very helpful!!

  9. My Brittany, Chief, has completed 2 of the three rounds of the trial treatment after completing 4 rounds of chemo and amputation. Hoping for the best with it. He is a young osteosarcoma patient, just 3 years old, so truly hope it works and for all of yours. He is happy and playful despite it all. Best of luck to all of you.

    • That’s wonderful Carrie! Best wishes to Chief, may he #kickcancersbutt and show the world this disease is not a show stopper! Keep us posted.

  10. Connie Kruzan July 28, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Another update on Bowie! She is still with me, doing well and very very happy. In early May she developed 2 soft tissue nodules that were determined to be osteosarcoma. She’s stable, happy, running and playing, with a good appetite, so that works for me. Every day she’s happy and healthy is a true gift. ❤

  11. Connie Kruzan July 27, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Just a quick update. Bowie is still with me, doing well and very very happy. In early May she developed 2 soft tissue nodules that were determined to be osteosarcoma. She’s stable, happy, running and playing, with a good appetite, so that works for me. Every day she’s happy and healthy is a true gift. ❤️

  12. Peri McGinnis July 27, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Trying to find information on wether it’s worth getting this vaccine for our dog who has not had chemo or amputation
    We are currently doing pain meds and some other eastern treatments and giving Zoledronate infusions monthly.. we are able to purchase the vaccine from our specialty veterinary center for $1200 each dose with 3 doses needed but are not sure of the benefit since we have chosen not to amputate or do chemo….any input is helpful but please we are not doing chemo and amputation so do not comment on our choice.. only benefits of the vaccine without chemo and amputation

  13. I’m not sure if this site is still active. My beloved golden doodle was just diagnosed with lymphoma which was discovered when she had to have emergency surgery (that thought she had a blockage). We were told that the chemo would only had a few months to her life so we opted not to proceed with chemo. We are starting her on prednisone but am questioning the dosage. Our holistic vet said to start with 20 mg and increase only if needed and our regular vet said to start with 20 mg twice a day for 7 days and then to decrease to 20 mg once a day. I am so confused and am not sure which protocol to follow. Our Fable will be 13 in October and up until a few weeks ago was super healthy, vibrant and active. Upon meeting Fable everyone thought she was a puppy. She is the sweetest dog and we are also doing holistic therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and herbal supplements. Any help would be greatly appreciated since we are grief stricken.

    • So sorry to hear about your pup Debbie. Rest assured, the Tripawds community is still very active! Please consider searching the discussion forums or starting a new topic where you will receive much more feedback and support that you will via comments on this old blog post. For help finding the many Tripawds resources and assistane programs, please start here.

  14. Awesome news! So happy to read that and i must say Nikki is sooooo cute! Love for Nikki, Tessie and the whole family

  15. This was an ”Adorbs” as in ADORABLE story. So lucky she landed with you in that little pink dress. Super duper sweet. Made me smile big time.


    Of xourse yoj adore her! How could you not? We adore her and haven’t even technically met her!! But meeting her today through this post definitely makes us all fall jn love with her❤

    It was sich a treat reading avout this very, verh special little feisty gal. And her wardrobe…OOOOMMMMDDDD! I’M BLOWN AWAY I kmow she has to be the best dressed tripawd…or quadpawd…dog in the Planets!

    Thank yoj so much for taking thee time to let us fet to know Peaches. I think I can safely say we all fell n love with her at the first picture..

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

    PS….She is a powerful speed runner for sure!!!

  17. A lady in the next county contacted me privately because if my love of Golden’s. She had a puppy born without his right front foot. She thought she could take care of him but recently had unexpected medical things happen. So, I took him in and we love him dearly. He gets around ok, he hops around, goes up and down stairs and even runs like the wind! But I worry about the damage it’s doing to his shoulder and joints and would like more info on maybe getting him a prosthetic. He’s not even a year old so he’s still gonna grow. I am in unknown territory and could use some ideas and help. Thank you!

    • Barb we highly recommend taking him for an evaluation with an orthopedic vet, who can assess him for areas that may be problematic as he grows. He does sound like an ideal candidate for a prosthetic too. Please check out our blog posts about orthopedic insight for Tripawds and join our discussion forums when you get a chance. We look forward to following along with your journey.

  18. Such a GREAT story of hope!! Beautiful Nikki, keep on keeping on sweet girl! We love inspirational stories like yours!!!

    Lots of love!
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  19. There’s a lot of what seems like very helpful advice but this seems to conflict with what I’ve read elsewhere, including on this website: initially your dog’s activity should be very limited. We’re day two after surgery and I hope I’m doing right by my girl by limiting her movement. If she was left to her own devices she would be doing everything she usually does. It’s tough limiting her but I suspect the right thing because the little she’s done (she’s fast and sneaky) seems to have caused her skin to become saggy. I think ultimately it will be fine but it’s not the ideal recovery.

    • Best wishes for your pup! Please point us to any information you feel may be contradictory. Confinement and moderated actic=vity are definitely key to a quick complete recovery. Then, focus on rehab exercises and conditioning before slowly work up to longer walks. FYI: Walks do not build strength, only stamina. Consider downloading Loving Life on Three legs, or better yet – consult with a certified canine rehab therapist for a professional evaluation and specific exercises to help your dog (once completely healed). Visit a CCRT or CCRP and the Tripawds Foundation can even pay for your first visit! Start here for help finding the many Tripawds Resources an assistance programs.

  20. Sameer, my buddy Gregor and I are in the same predicament. Did you ever get a second opinion or find out?

    • Hannah, if you do not hear back in these comments, you will find much more help and feedback in the discussion forums or by searching the member blogs. Start here for help finding the many Tripawds Resources an assistance programs.

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