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…sure if this is the same thing, but many years back my parents used 2nd Skin dressings on an elderly dog who had injured his paw.  Basically it was a water gel cushion bandage, similar to what many use for blister protection while hiking.


4 June 2020 5:02 pm
Posts: 8
Views: 99

…Pug as well).  Elly has learned to take it slow on slippery floors and sticks to the rugs when she can.  I would do more rugs but I live with my elderly father and he tends to trip on them. If you want to leave something on his feet you might look into Dr. Buzbys Toe Grips. I haven't used them but

14 December 2019 4:31 pm
Posts: 13
Views: 462

…Elly who lost a rear leg to a car accident.  I recently had carpet removed and installed vinyl flooring in all our upstairs rooms.  I live with my elderly father and his health issues lead to the carpet being removed.  We have throw rugs in each room but the hallway is open (again because of my father

24 May 2019 3:32 pm
Topic: PAWz boots!
Posts: 10
Views: 307

…...I know that doesn't help you now but you might try working with him now to help in the future.

I get the carpet issue also- I live with my elderly father so I can't have as many rugs on the tile as I would like.  For Cam's recovery time maybe you can set up a room or area with good traction

26 July 2018 8:21 pm
Posts: 7
Views: 683

…Life On Three Legs
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PS: What do you consider elderly?

1 February 2018 2:58 pm
Posts: 5
Views: 769

…time ago!  My tripawd, Lila, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (rear leg) on June 22, 2017 and became a tripawd on June 29, 2017.  Despite being an elderly girl she bounced back quickly and adapted to three legs very well.  Things were going well until winter set in. She seems to be quickly losing

1 February 2018 10:32 am
Posts: 5
Views: 769

…the lawn in my front yard. He is much loved by the neighborhood and has quite a fan club, so he often gets lots of snuggles from little kids and my elderly neighbors when he's out and about. 

I don't let him overdo - he sometimes forgets he is missing a leg and tries to corner too fast, and will

22 October 2017 7:36 pm
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Views: 647

… had to relearn to walk over a period of months. And CharlieBear's cat Sophia " SoSo" was nerve damaged by a vet tech ( via shot) when she was elderly or threw a blood clot....( it was the vet tech but we are being generous here)...she dragged her back legs but after a period of time ( and

7 January 2017 6:40 am
Posts: 8
Views: 1247

…and are only useful short term. My dog is unable to have an nsaid, but they are very useful drugs, especially for a senior. The fact that Gelly is elderly and already had some arthritic issues will add to her pain as she has to adjust her body to compensate for the loss of her leg. I played with the

29 December 2016 6:32 pm
Posts: 21
Views: 1960

…What a GREAT "sport"! I didn't really understand how it was "played" until I saw this. In addition to the sweet tripawd, there seemed ro be an "elderly" black lab who was having a blast roo!

Such fun!!

18 March 2015 10:04 pm
Topic: Flyball
Posts: 17
Views: 1557

…it out and see how things go. This is when you just have go day by day and thank the universe for every minute of quality time. It's like that for elderly pets and humans alike.

If you're still wondering about how arthritis will affect his quality of life, you may want to listen to this podcast which

25 February 2015 4:35 pm
Posts: 28
Views: 2371

…the dogs unable - or unwilling - to use one. Still under development and in patent-pending status, this innovation could revolutionize the way elderly, disabled and ramp-averse dogs are moved by their people. Validated by the scientific research of - among others - pioneering animal behaviorist

3 January 2015 10:29 am
Posts: 14
Views: 1968

…get up at 11am when I got her food ready.   If I help her this way I am worried she won't learn how to do it herself.   She is a greyhound and I am elderly, so I cannot do anything that involves lifting her.   Please help - has anyone any bright ideas?

21 February 2014 4:52 am
Posts: 21
Views: 7320

…this situation themselves, they have no idea what it's like and have no right to comment.

As far as Phoenix's arthritis me any elderly dog, three or four legged, without arthritis issues! Yes, three legged dogs are more prone to arthritis because they're distributing their weight

28 July 2013 7:30 am
Posts: 11
Views: 5978

…(synoquin) capsules, when we first starting giving him these he vomited just about every morning until we decided it was not worth it. Then Mitch's elderly aunt told us that she had a similar problem with her late Dog and it was actually the capsule casing that was causing the vomiting not the actual

…counts are dropping into the dangerous zone??

I thought he'd be relatively stable at this point, and tomorrow I am leaving for 7 days to visit my elderly parents (who are in somewhat similar health states to Tazzie, except that they are old and frail). Tazzie will stay with friends who should give

…really low to the ground, and the way the doors open up is really cool, makes it really wide for dogs and humans to get in and out. My Aunt, who is elderly and has a hard time getting around, does pretty good getting into it. I'll bet that this might work for you and Roo.

Good luck, and keep us

18 March 2009 3:26 pm
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