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Injury to hip post amputation
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Livermore, CA




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13 September 2018 - 7:51 pm
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How wonderful! I’m so glad he is doing better.

We call them strollers here in the US, although sometimes I call them chariots!  I actually have two (my fleet) and all four of my small dog pack (past and present) have used them for one reason or another.  It also adds a level of difficulty to my walks, which I usually need big-blink.

Keep up the good work on your exercises!

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.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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2 October 2018 - 7:23 am
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Hi all.

Were 6 weeks post the accident now and Hamish is practically back to normal. We’re still building up his walks, he has ten minutes now and wants to carry on but we’re told it’s important not to rush things! He’s starting hydro this week and thanks to physio is now standing better and more in line than he was pre the accident!

Lessons learnt from this experience:

– post amputation, get your dog to physio straight away, even if your vet says he doesn’t need it

– Listen to all the tips post amputation, give the supliments, do the exercises, get them to hydro

– Do your own research and follow it – not all vets will suggest all the options – they certainly didn’t with Hamish

– If you’re in trouble, share your story here as you’ll get great input and support

– Appreciate every day with your tripawd

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2 October 2018 - 9:52 am
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WOW! I am totally loving your pupdate AND your pawesome, totally spot on advice! Thank you so much for sharing. It’s truly amazing and wonderful to see how far you and Hamish have come in this journey.

Got any photos you’d like to share? We need more!

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2 October 2018 - 2:12 pm
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https://instagr…..KFRk3nd26/

Thanks Jerry, I feel so lucky, I’ve got such a fighter in Hamish!

hopefully the link above works!

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2 October 2018 - 2:17 pm
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2 October 2018 - 4:49 pm
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SROP IT!!!  STOP IT RIGHT NOW!!!   You CANNOT,  repeat, CANNOT have this much cuteness without a CUTENESS ALERT!!!!     Too much cuteness all at once can make us go into a non stop frenzy of smiling that can continue for daus!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

OMD!!!  Hamish is so darn ADORABLE!!!!

So glad to hear how well Hamish is doing.  Such good news!

Can’t  stop smiling😁😁😁😁😁😁

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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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2 October 2018 - 8:07 pm
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Another great update.  Great job getting him healthy again!

Lessons learned are spot on and thanks for the pictures- he looks great.

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.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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27 November 2018 - 1:03 am
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https://instagr…..2NvdrniWH/

hi all, just wanted to let you know Hamish is still doing great, we’re on 20 minute walks now hoping to go up to 25 next week. Hydro is going great but he sleeps for hours after it!!! Hopefully you can all see the video, take care all!

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27 November 2018 - 10:42 am
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Aww THANK YOU! This is wonderful! I love that you shared the video, so many people will be inspired by watching him swim like a pro.

I especially love that your physio centre is using the Ruffwear Float Coat, which is the very best doggie life jacket available (we won’t carry any others in our store!).

Hamish is doing superb! Kudos to you for remaining so strong and optimistic during the roughest times of recovery. You are both rock stars! superstar

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1 December 2018 - 9:43 pm
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CUTENESS ALERT!!!!!   CAN’T  STOP GRINNING!!  ADORABLE!!!!  And swimming like a Champ!

Hugs

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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