Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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Hey Everypawdy.... check out this new product I found out about today....
I took Nova's sister Emmy to the vet today to get her elbows looked at. She has these horrible ugly calluses on there that she has been licking alot.
a lot, and occasionally they swell up and get infected. My vet told me about this product, call "DogLeggs". He told me Emmy's elbow calluses are so
bad because of her issues with her back knees and arthritis in her back end... she is putting extra weight on the front elbows trying to push herself up
and down. The price is pretty steep though. But if it means no more licking and nasty blood stains on my carpet, I am thinking it is likely worth it.
I'll bet there are some rear leg Tripawds out there who must have this problem with calluses. I also now realized that the dangling turkey waddle thing on Nova's elbow
is actually a pendulous callous, and can also be treated with the "amputee" version of this product. Perhaps this is already mentioned on here somewhere,
but if not, I wanted everyone to know about it. I am ordering mine this weekend, so will let you all know how well they work.
Sue and Queen Nova
Dane Mom Sue at nova.tripawds.com and Mom to Beautiful Great Dane Queen Nova, a Blind Tripawd, who kicked cancer's butt from 11/08-03/13. The Queen is Spirit Nova now, but her legacy lives on here at Tripawds!
25 April 2007
Dane Mom said:
Hey admin.... why does my post above look so funky?
Because it must have been cut and pasted from somewhere which results in hidden formatting being copied. But we fixed it for you!
Readers can search the forums and blogs to find lots of other posts about DogLeggs!
8 December 2009
I have a set of those I got for Maggie a few years back when she was having some bare skin issues on one of her elbows. They work great! Well made products that Dogleggs has.
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