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My Tripawd Diet

Tripod Diet Tips from JerryMy new pal Eisen, from Colorado, is going into surgery on Friday, and will officially be a Tripawd after that. Let’s all wish him luck and send happy woofs and barks his way.

Meanwhile, his Mom asked us what kinds of foods have helped me stay strong and healthy after my cancer diagnosis. So here’s a short list of the foods I get on a regular basis. My Mom must be doing something right, because I just reached my 11 month post-surgery anniversary!

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Meet Lalla from Tel Aviv!

Lalla from TelAviv Israel

I just got a letter from my first overseas International Visitor, Lalla, a canine cancer survivor from Israel.

Lalla had her rear right leg amputated last September, due to osteosarcoma.

Lalla says that she didn’t have chemo, because “It would have really disrupted my normal happy routine: no beach, no pals and no treats!”

And even though the doctors told her she only had about 2 months left on earth. That was a year ago! Just like me, she has beaten the odds, and is now living life to the max!

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Tripawds Merchandise Now Available!

 Big news! We have just officially launched our Tripawds Café Press Store!

tripawds store merchandise

Show your tripawd pride with t-shirts, mugs, caps, mouse pads, stickers and more. We even offer a dog t-shirt* perfect for protecting your new three legged friend’s stitches after surgery. Use the Tripawd Journal to keep track of important diet information and health care tips.

Do you know a new tripawd? Send them my funny canine cancer get well card. Or get a pack of 20 inspirational note cards and send them out as thank you notes or personal memos.

Your purchase helps support tripawds everywhere by promoting awareness of osteosarcoma in dogs and amputation as a solution for continued health and well being.

*Many sizes available. Optional: You may choose to sew up the empty limb hole.

All Meat and No Kibble Makes Me One Skinny Dawg

Jerry Keeping GuardI’ve been having so much fun running around, keeping an eye on varmints and deer, that Mom says I’ve lost some weight. She seemed a little worried, so yesterday she went out of her way to find a pet store that sold my special brand of food, Innova Evo kibble. Lucky dog that we have satellite internet on our trip.

I used to eat the kibble all the time, along with raw meat a few times a week. Then Mom thought she could convert me to straight raw meat meals on this trip. Well, I love the meat, but I guess it ain’t enough or she doesn’t know what she’s doing, because I’ve dropped some weight!

In Bishop, Mom found a store called Pet Friendzy that sold my high-end pet food. She stocked up, and is trying to fatten me up again! Now, I get meat, and kibble with veggies for dinner every night! Yum!

What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food and Why You Need to Know

Dear Readers,
My Mom wrote this for her Toastmasters speech. I hope you enjoy it. –Jerry

It’s estimated that thousands of cats and dogs died from the recent outbreak of contaminated pet food. How could so many animal lovers let this happen to their beloved pets? The sad truth is, they just didn’t know any better. Until my own dog got sick from a diet of cheap food, I didn’t know either.

Like most people, at one time I put a lot of faith in the big brand pet foods. I believed the claims about how nutritious their food would be for my dog. In the first years of Jerry Dog’s life, I chose his food by buying whatever seemed better than the generic bulk stuff at Winco. Jerry ate it up, and grew into what I thought was a healthy adult dog. But when he got to be about 5, his teeth started yellowing, and his skin turned flaky. Then he started having seizures. After some expensive trips to his vet, I started doing my own research. All I had to do was Google “commercial pet food ingredients.” What I found, horrified me, and it should scare you too.

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