TRIPAWDS: Home to 16006 Members and 1767 Blogs.

Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat

Tripawds is the place to learn how to care for a three legged dog or cat, with answers about dog leg amputation, and cat amputation recovery from many years of member experiences.

Join The Tripawds Community

Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:

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


Be More DogNEW! Be More Dog – Learning to Live in The Now

Get the new book by the Tripawds founders for life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Download the e-book, and find fun Be More Dog apparel and gifts in the Be More Dog Bookstore.

Please consider registering
Forum Scope


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
Happy 17 month ampuversary to my beautiful Lily!
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
New Jersey
Forum Posts: 501
Member Since:
27 December 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 May 2013 - 4:39 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Happy 17 month ampuversary to my beautiful, sweet, and gentle Lily! I am so thankful each day that my gentle Lily is doing so well. I thank this whole community for always being there for all of us…I tell everyone I know about this special placesmiley Today I will hug Lily and whisper in her ear how much I love her and what a hero I think she is, give her ear scratchies and belly rubs, and of course, her favorite snack-chicken chips. My shy greyhound is my heart and I love her so very much. Please join us in celebrating -it may get a little wild here:)

Joan and Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

Rock Hill, SC
Forum Posts: 875
Member Since:
28 November 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 May 2013 - 5:17 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Happy Ampuversary Lily!!!!!!  Chicken chips for all!  Okay, maybe coffee for me this morning, but I bequeath my share of the treats to you!


Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...

Forum Posts: 250
Member Since:
26 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 May 2013 - 7:14 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Woohoooo!!  Chicken chips for everyone!  Congrats Lily!! clapsuperstarclap

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 27803
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 May 2013 - 7:56 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Aaaaarrrrrwwwwwwwwwooooooooo! Let us HOWL with hoppiness for this wonderful day!

Lily, you continue to inspire and bring hope to all of us. Thank you for being here to show us how to love life and live it to the fullest, to savor every moment and to celebrate each and every day.

Congratulations pretty girl! We are so hoppy for you!

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

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

16 May 2013 - 2:24 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Keep tacking on those months Lily!!  Happy Ampuversary.



Forum Posts: 69
Member Since:
23 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 May 2013 - 2:27 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Congrats to your Lily!  

Fort Wayne, IN
Forum Posts: 858
Member Since:
25 January 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 May 2013 - 3:04 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Congrats to you both!  Such an inspiration.  These are my favorite stories. clap

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

Forum Posts: 303
Member Since:
24 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 May 2013 - 7:23 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Totally agree with amya, I LOVE these stories, so inspirational. Good for you beautiful Lily, you keep kickin cancers bum!clap

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: Purrkins, Stacy
Guest(s) 87
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1098
Members: 11341
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 16453
Posts: 231322
Administrators: admin, jerry, jim
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.