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I think you will be surprised how Novak will get back to a normal routine and lifestyle and to work out what is working for him and what isn’t in a month or so if he could jump before I think he will again after a few practice goes.I thought it was the end of the world when tank lost his leg and he was just going to be wasting in the back yard for the rest of his life but he showed me it wasn’t and he still wants to do everything he used to do and everyone on here is very supportive of what is going on and very helpful which has helped me a lot as well I just have to learn his boundaries and not let him go over them so he doesn’t get hurt good luck with Novak and let the paws be with you 

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Tank now at about 5wks post Amputation I had to actually look twice today to remember he’s missing a leg to see him run on his good side you would think he still has 4 paws he’s adapted well and I’m slowly getting there as well it still makes me sick in the stomach sometimes thinking about it but I’m glad I still have him

heres the latest video i was able to get close enough for a few seconds

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WOW!!! WOW!!! ND MORE WOWS!!! Look at him go! This Tank guy is something else!

This is such a great video for anyone having any doubts about whether dogs can adapt to three legs or not! Tank really proves it’s three legs and a spare!

I’ve forgotten exactly how long it took Happy Hannah’s fur to grow back. Once it did though, I rarely even noticed she was a tripawd.

Tank, you are a stellar example of loving life on three!

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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!

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5 August 2016 - 12:47 pm
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Absolutely wonderful video Tank is a real champ clapclapclap

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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5 August 2016 - 7:11 pm
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wohooo Tank!clap

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Tank has always made me proud of him but today he really amazed with his strong will and determination he has just gone up another level  it was his first free run in the sugar cane with the girls and this video is about 3hrs in to it (I do lots of rest and rehydration with him still) if he wasn’t already Tripawd you wouldn’t pick it so he has earned himself the freedom to come out with us whenever we go this run went on for a couple kilometres so here is a short snippet of it. It was too good not to video 😀🐕😀

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6 August 2016 - 4:08 am
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Amazing!  No idea which dog is the tripawd!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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6 August 2016 - 7:33 am
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WOW… agree – you can’t tell which one is the tripawd!!! Tank is amazing!!!!

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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6 August 2016 - 11:58 am
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Nice to see you out there loving life, Tank!

Be sure to take plenty of rests though, that’s a lotta work, makes me tired just watching!

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Tank!!  So amazing!!!

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On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His Daddy and I miss him terribly along with his canine sister, Mia, and two feline siblings, Lucia and Cliff.

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OH MY DOG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is sooooooo amazing !!!!

Are you sure he is just a dog ???? I would swear he is Superman’s dog disguised as your dog winker

Come on …. tell us the truth … you just removed his SuperTank cape for the video, right ?

I tell you, if your next video shows Tank flying I will believe it !

Maybe pigs can’t fly but I’m not so sure about Tank laughing

HUGE congratulations for your athlete he should be competing in Rio right now !

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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18 August 2016 - 12:33 am
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Do you think tank will be able to go swimming with his front leg removed you couldn’t keep him out of the water but now he doesn’t go near anything that is deep he will still lounge in any puddle or cane channel he finds but he won’t go near anything that he may have to swim or I would like to when he is ready to try but would he need a floating device or will he be able to swim with out one I just don’t want to try until he is ready but I also don’t want him to have a bad experience when he does 

here is tank tearing up some uneven ground in today’s quick run 

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Gosh, your Tank is a real life super hero! 

What an inspiration for the rest of us! 

As for swimming my girl has always loved water but she never learnt to swim.

we went for lessons and she would keep going until she was under water so I eventually gave up.

She started hydrotherapy this week and they put a big floating collar around her neck and 3 people were holding her (sides and back) as she is a huge girl.

I would imagine for Tank, as he could swim before amp, you could use a floating jacket and a floating collar as well until he regains his confidence.

There are plenty of dogs here who swim like mermaids on 3 so Super Tank should master that too!

I’m sure others will share their experiences with you soon so stay tuned. 

We absolutely adore your boy !

Sending you a big hug and cuddles to your pack xx

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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WOW. He just goes and goes. Is she showing any signs of soreness or exhaustion? Oftentimes when a Tripawd tries to keep up with his packmates, it won’t show up till the end of the day.

Back in the day before we knew about the benefits of flotation devices for Tripawds (and dogs in general), we did let Jerry swim without one. But, once we saw what a different life vests made for him, we were shocked. And now we will never let our dogs swim without one. See why:

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Others have answered on the swim thing (I’ve never had a dog that enjoyed the water) but I wanted to chime in and say WOW… Tank looks amazing!!! You can’t even tell there are only three legs there. Great job!

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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