Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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My dog was hit by a car about 6 weeks ago. We amputated one of his rear legs. We did not notice that he had no ability to use and no feeling in one of his front legs until days after the surgery. We have been taking him to physical therapy/acupuncture/laser treatments. Am unable to find out Bert much about the potential of surgical treatments. Does anyone have resources they can point to, or know whether surgery is an option?
25 April 2007
Hi and welcome! So sorry about your dog but glad he survived. What’s his name?
I am on my phone now but will be back soon. Meanwhile these forum search results may have some info akthough I suspect they are mostly about amputating.
My main question is have you seen an orthopedic vet? That’s the best place to start since you already have a rehab team.
22 February 2013
Gosh, sorry this happened, but thankfully your strong willed and determined fella is alive!!
Was the front leg issue due to the accident? Hiw is he doing overall? Are you able toget him out to potty witha harness? Have yiu thought abput a doggy stroller ? We see them used a lot here when a tripawd is having issues with walking. They really seem to enjoy being outdoors and having their very own Chauffeur!
Sorry I don’t have any input I to yiur particular situation. If there is a surgical solution thiugh, we’ve had three leggers who’ve jad to have various surgery kn remaining limbs and, although recovery was eough, they did very well once healing took place.
Keep us posted. Tell js more abput yiur pup when you can. He is clearly loved and you are certainly doing everything possible! 🙂
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!
Thanks for the responses. His name is Ray, and we’ve got the whole stroller/harness thing down. He’s able to walk a few blocks on his two working legs as well! I should have specified that the injury to his front left paw is neurological/nerve damage, not osteopathic. We are going to see a neurologist in a couple of weeks.