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Hello my name is Titus
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Hello, new to this site! 
My mommy is a first time tripod owner.  
I’m 5months old and im a pitty x. 
my previous owners said I fell off a table going for a peanut butter jar…  My new mommy took me to the vet to get x-rays and the vet said my leg was broken in 3 different places and I shattered my growth plate  (my mommy thinks I was abused sadly- too bad I can’t talk) …  they left it for 3 weeks and let my siblings pick on me sadly… It was either save the leg or amputate.. So we went with the amputation right before Christmas.   So far I’m doing very well for having three legs.  I have also just recently discovered ice and have had a few slips but it doesn’t stop my motivation to keep learning.  

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Welcome Titus.   We are glad you are here and your mommy rescued you.   You will soon be hopping a long and won’t even remember what it’s like to have 4 legs. 

Ice is no fun for Tripawds.  Your mommy can try putting down chicken grit or non clumping cat litter for a little traction for you.

Can’t wait to see you progress.


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Since he is a puppy is there anything special to help him out? He really doesnt like going on walks or leaving the house; so i carry him or try to move him from the house. As soon as he gets to the corner he is okay, lots of breaks. I feel like he is abit stiff, anything I can do to help him? Massage?

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titus said
Since he is a puppy is there anything special to help him out?

Proper rehab and regular conditioning is the best thing you can do to help keep Titus fit and healthy. (Is that hi name?)

Pitties are strong, and he should do well. Just keep in mind that walks to not build strength, only stamina. There are various starter exercises you can do, you’ll find plenty of rehab tips in the Tripawds News blog , and Loving Life On Three Legs is filled with many more professional tips and how-to videos.

The best option, however, is to consult with a certified canine rehab therapist for a professional evaluation and specific exercise regimen design just for Scout’s particular issues. Visit a CCRT or CCRP and the Tripawds Foundation can even pay for your first consultation from the Maggie Moo Fund for Tripawd Rehab.

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Hi Titus and family!

How’s your boy doing? Have the warm damp compresses helped his seroma ?

Would love to see more pictures of your new furbaby ❤️

Jackie and Huckleberry ❤️


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