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…kept my own Mastiff Tazzie in the hospital for 3 nights just to let her get stronger.  We did do the chemo for 5 injections and overall she handled it really well. 

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…220 lb Mastiff!!! Great avatar photo.  I'm in .love!!!  So much dog to snuggle and cuddle with!!   

We understand  completely  the stress of hearing the…

…on here, but techie skilled peiple eill come along and give you links.  A couple pf names come to mind:

Eurydice (a Great Dane) .  Tazzie (a Mastiff...I think she weighed 170 lb at surgery).    I k ow thete wete others in the 200 plus range...I just couldn't figure out the right way to…

…does NOT matter!  It also sounds like Moise is already a partial tripawd anuway snd is handling  it.

And what's great about being a big cuddly  Mastiff is they  could care less about running a marathon!  What IS important  to them is being spoiled and being loved on and petted non-stop.😎

Again,

8 January 2020 2:29 pm
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…wishes for Mouse! Search these forums and blogs and you will find many stories of giant breed Tripawds Loving Life On Three Legs
, including many Mastiffs of all sizes. Yes, larger, heavier dogs do tend to have a more difficult recovery – but usually, nothing that cannor be managed with proper diet,

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…I am new to this forum. Our 6 year old 220 pound mastiff was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his right front leg January 6th 2020.

Mouse has been limping for 6 weeks.  Everyday it gets harder for him to…

…it may only be a matter of days that he will no longer be able to walk at all and being put to sleep could be inevitable.  

Mouse is your typical mastiff and is very laid back and not a very active dog.  Could this hinder his adapting to 3 legs if we would decide to go through with surgery?  I am

8 January 2020 2:21 am
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…surgery and knows it was successful,  yet has no idea how rough the recovery  is once they get home!😉   

My Happy Hannah was quite a "fluffy" Bull Mastiff at 125 lbs and had no problem navigating  on three.Weve had large Great Danes, Anatolians, English Mastiffs, etc handle three just fine.  I had

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…in the car.  Guessing  you and your husband  will both go to pick him up so one of you can stay in rhe back with him.

My Happy Hannah, 125 Bull Mastiff (a rear legger) hopped into the waiting room with no problem.  Now, that said, do NOT be concerned  at all of Duke isn quite mobile yet snd needs

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…used Ruffwear for my first Mastiff Tazzie and they worked well.  My current Mastiff Julian is not a tripawd but needs booties because he has pressure sores on his feet; most of the ones I found even XXL did not fit over his dewclaw

27 November 2019 7:39 am
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…catching up.  My Happy Hannah was a fluffy, ,loveable, cuddly 125lb Bull Mastiff and handled  being a tripawd like a graceful ballerina 😎 Recovery was no picnic,  but once her sparkle came back she was blissfully  happy...as

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Blog Search results for 'Mastiff' (24)
A remaining leg surgery recovery for a three-legged dog is one of the hardest recoveries that any Tripawd pet parent can endure. We hope you never have to go through it, but it's important to know that with the right care, this kind of recovery can work out fine. Quite a few members have proved that...
Limb sparing surgery for dogs with bone cancer has existed for many years. However a new twist on the procedure may lower the complication rate and make life easier for the dog and their human. Today on Tripawd Talk Radio's episode "All About the Bostonplasty Procedure for Limb Sparing in Dogs," you'll...
A Mastiff Tripawd is one of the dog breeds that some people think cannot be happy on three legs. Sugar, aka SugarCookie, is here to say "Not always true folks!" This giant breed girl is living proof that it is entirely possible to be a large-stature pup and have a great life after amputation surgery!...
How wonderful that our recent Tripawd Tuesday Call for Entries resulted in more stories! Don't forget to send your story to Jerry today. But now, it's time to grab a cup of tea and check out Teddy's story. He's a large, lightening-fast Tripawd pup who can't be stopped from having a ball. Here's what...
Today's Tripawd Tuesday wouldn't be possible without a second opinion provided by Tripawds' favorite fairy vet mother, Dr. Pam Wiltzius DVM of River Road Animal Hospital in Puyallup, Washington. Today we present Monbo the Mastiff! Monbo Saved by a Second Opinion When faced with the amputation decision,...
It's Tripawd Tuesday everpawdy! Today you'll be amazed by the miraculous recovery of Lu, a brave rescue dog who endured a horrific accident that took her leg but definitely didn't take her zest for life. Her mom Corine explains. Grab a box of tissues and be amazed! Lu's Great Fall and Amazing Recovery Lulu...
Tripawds is a global community. Recently Chef the handsome French Mastiff joined us all the way from Holland! See what life as a cancer-fighting Tripawd hero in Holland is like, by checking out Chef's Tripawds Blog. Stop by and say hello to Chef and Millie in the Tripawds Chat Room sometime, you'll...
Looking for some inspawration? Check out the story of Otis, a new Tripawd. His dad Stevee McDade explains: Our handsome boy, Otis is a 11 month old yellow lab/mastiff cross. He was hit by a car on October 30th which resulted in the amputation of his front left leg on November 1, 2013. Two weeks...
The shock of being told your dog has osteosarcoma is difficult enough, but when you learn your other dog has cancer, the impact is twice as hard. Today we'd like to introduce you to Hank and Mable, a brother and sister duo who aren't letting cancer stop them from loving life. Hank is an osteosarcoma...
This month's survey about phantom pain in animal amputees reminds us of the frequency of post-amputation pain in cats and dogs. All of us here have lost sleep over the pain signals given by our dogs and cats. Since our animals can't tell us in words that they're in pain, deciphering their hints is tricky....
Today is Tripawd Tuesday and we're celebrating the inspawrational story of Happy Hannah, a 123 pound, 8.5 year old Mastiff. We bring her story to your attention because Hannah's story is so full of hope. You wouldn't know it based on when she first arrived at Tripawds, and her Mom posted this: Was...
Are you unsure whether your giant breed pup will do well on three legs? Well, fear not! Here is the story of Porthos, a giant breed Great Pyrenees who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, told he wasn't a good candidate for surgery, but defied the odds to go on and live a terrific life as a Tripawd. Porthos'...
In our last "day in the life" video interview with Dr. Pam Wiltzius, a long-term Tripawd supporter and incredibly talented veterinarian, we meet Chaos. Chaos (not pictured at left) is a middle-aged dog who might have a splenic tumor. In this video, he will get an ultasound, which will tell Dr....
Here at Tripawds, we share information about our dog's journeys with amputation and oftentimes bone cancer, but one thing we can't emphasize enough is that we aren't vets. That's why we are so grateful for the ongoing help and feedback in the Discussion Forums by Dr. Pam Wiltzius, a pawesome veterinarian...
The Tripawds Campaign is a huge success but we're not quite done yet! Remember, there's lots of low impact ways you can help us get there: Name your price and get your snazzy Tripawds Rule bandanna. Vote for Tripawds in the "How Do You .com?" Contest every day Write to Ellen De Generes and tell...
At one time or another, all of us have benefited from the expertise of  fellow member Dr. Pam Wiltzius, DVM, a veterinarian from Puyallup, Washington. Dr. Wiltzius joined us in August, 2008, when her beloved 165-pound Mastiff, Tazzie, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Since then, she has generously...
With so much going on here, we thought a monthly Tripawds Blog Update report would give you a helpful rundown on what you might have missed in May (and whoops, the first week of June...already?). First off, we would like to honor the memory of Tri-Pug Maggie, who passed away earlier this week after...
The Tripawds crew has been working hard summarizing all of the Amputation and Cancer Care Survey submissions that pawrents have completed so far. As far as we know, the Amputation and Cancer Care Survey is the first of it's kind to ever address amputation and the Tripawd lifestyle. We hope that...
Please join us this Saturday for another live Ask a Vet Chat. Bring your Tripawd questions to us in the Chat Room, at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific, and chime in for another great discussion about life on three legs. Our special guest will be Dr. Pam Wiltzius, DVM, Mom to Tripawd Spirit Tazzie and major...
Tripawds is a close knit family, sharing our stories of victory and sadness, triumph and grief, from all corners of the world. Throughout the year, we become close with our amputee dog heroes and their pawrents. The more we grow to know about their daily lives while they recuperate from amputation and...
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