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Advice for a tired tripawd
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10 July 2019 - 12:55 pm
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We are wondering about getting a wagon for our tripawd too!  

Lucky is a 10 year old golden missing the front right leg. 

Hebis having a very tough time with his back left leg and we had a custom brace made a year ago but he is having a hard time now. 

I was happy to see Shelby’s little red wagon in this string of posts. 

I think we will do just that. 

thanks for sharing that picture. 

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10 July 2019 - 2:56 pm
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We are wondering about getting a wagon for our tripawd too!  

Lucky is a 10 year old golden missing the front right leg.  

  

I’m so glad you chimed in! I saw we missed you in the Tripawds Chat yesterday. Thank you for sharing Lucky’s story. Please feel free to start a new topic all his own so we can better help you. And until then, have you met with a canine rehab therapist about his current state of mobility? Do they know the brace isn’t working? I’m guessing you did but I thought I would check.

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11 July 2019 - 7:14 am
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Update: Samkha has a new stroller, thanks to a donation of an old baby one and some alterations. I would love to show a picture. How do I add one? 

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11 July 2019 - 9:47 am
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That’s  great news about “recycling”  the baby stroller!  Can’t  wait for the pictures!

Here’s  a link for adding images .  Some techie people  will come along and give you more advice too on that roo.

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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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11 July 2019 - 10:44 am
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Yeay! I can’t wait to see. Genius!

If you have trouble adding images let me know and I can walk you through it. Basically you need to upload photos to your own Tripawds blog or other photos sharing site, copy the image URL then return here to paste the Image URL into your forum post.

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So here it is! I used the existing basket that goes underneath with some wire and pool noodles to create the front bit so he can’t fall out. We haven’t been out on a proper walk yet as he’s still getting used to it but he is getting more and more comfortable in there. 

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13 July 2019 - 11:14 am
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That looks great, good job!

You might consider adding a leash that threads through the back part of the stroller to handles so you have control of him.  My dog stroller has a clip built in but I found it not to be very useful so I made my own. Once my dogs learned to ride in it they usually stayed put but every now and then one of them would try and jump out- with the leash I could prevent that.  I also modified my dog stroller so I don’t use the top which zipped closed- in fact it looks very much like yours!

It takes some pups a while to get used to it so good job going slow.  My quad-Pug Tani needed the stroller because of her arthritis but she HATED it at first.  She would bark most of the time and try and get out.  It took a while but she finally got into it and then would ride quietly.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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Thanks! 

I actually modified the existing baby harness to be a lead, I just didn’t put it on for the photo icon_lol 

He seems to be getting comfortable in it! I’m excited for what this means for us, we live in a beautiful wildlife estate and now he can come for walks with me. 

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