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23 February 2021
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23 February 2021 - 4:55 am
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I might be on the wrong forum....but my 95lb GSD was just diagnosed with osteosarcoma and her rear leg amputation is scheduled for today. She had a nasty fracture in both bones of her front leg a few years ago and had a plate put in, so she will need a little extra help.

She'll most likely do fine with the recovery but she's very social, and I'd like to get her out of the house while she heals. Does anyone have recommendations for a large stroller or low wagon I can take her on "walks" with? The Petsmart strollers top out at 100lbs and look like a tight fit, but maybe that's ok (heck, she'll lose 10lbs soon....sorry). I've seen large dogs pulled in wagons, but imagine mine would try to jump out. 

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23 February 2021 - 11:18 am
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You're in the right place! What's your girl's name? I'm a total sucker for GSDs, feel free to share any photos (here's how adding images works, holler with any questions).

Sorry you had to join our club, and we hope she has an uneventful, smooth recovery! Be sure to take advantage of the Tripawds Foundation Rehab Reimbursement Program which can pay for your first rehab visit . It will help her lose weight faster and show you the best ways to keep her healthy and injury free on three! Also, our Tripawds e-books library and Jerry's Required Reading List are good things to review while you are in recovery mode together.

You are smart for asking about pet strollers! We LOVED the stroller we got for Wyatt Ray , and wish we would have bought it much sooner for him. It really helped him get out into the world. He weighed in at 75 lbs and the stroller can hold up to 120 lbs. And yes, he would easily jump out of a traditional wagon, especially at the first sight of a squirrel or something. We were surprised at how quickly he adapted to the stroller, like within the same day.

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23 February 2021 - 2:30 pm
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Let us know if you jave any questions during recovery or how we can support you in any way, okay?  Loving Life on Three is not jist an ebook's a true way of life!!

Sweet picture of our beloved Wyatt❤❤


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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