Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
Tripawds is your home 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.
Hey everypawdy, while Tripawds is here in Los Angeles, we thought we'd take advantage of the incredible canine health care options available. So, in addition to interviewing one of the leading veterinary oncologists on the planet next week, we are also meeting with Leslie Gallagher McMahon, the founder of Two Hands, Four Paws, a canine massage and rehabilitation practice.
Founded in 2003, Two Hands Four Paws is the oldest wellness center for canines in the Los Angeles area. We provide massage and swim therapies along with canine physical rehabilitation.
We’ve improved the lives of hundreds of clients (and their guardians), speeding recovery from injury or surgery, helping with weight loss, and assisting canine athletes to reach peak performance levels.
Once again, we are asking our Tripawd members, what are your burning questions about massage therapy and rehab for Tripawds?
Please post your brief questions below, by Sunday evening. Try to keep them as general as you can so all pawrents here can benefit. Thanks!
6 August 2009
8 December 2009
Here's my questions:
What is suggested to keep a tripawd's dog strengthened with a rear leg amputation?
What is suggested for massage for a tripawd - as obviously they are compensating in their body for it? Like what types of massage for their spine for instance?
How can we keep their bodies 'even' now that they are on three legs?
How can we avoid possibly injuring the remaining rear leg ex: ACL?
VERY COOL JERRY!!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS!!!
Tracy, Maggie's Mom
Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09
Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13