Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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15 December 2015
Thanks so much, Micelle, Rene, Sally...
Michelle, yes, I'm delighted with how she's doing. She's such a high energy dog that things get quite difficult to manage if she is very limited physically. Hopefully the pounds will come off and that will help her further. (and we're not discussing me either )
Rene, glad you enjoyed the video. It's lovely to see her so happy on the beach. BTW the wet you can see in the first video is not because it had been raining (for once...) but because I had to spray her buggy down to get all the salt and sand and sea water off it. We can't have the Mega Wagon going rusty. Re her age, she's been with me 11 1/2 years now, and she was at least a year when she came to me, probably more like 18 months, but I do agree she doesn't look (or act) her age. And yes, I hope this treatment will cross the pond too. The way people are raving about it here, I would imagine that there must be plans to license it in the US and Canada.
Sally, thank you. I'm pleased she seemed less stiff to you, and this was after a whole day on the beach! Frankie is welcome here ANY time, but I know you couldn't bear to be without him. Guess you and Myrtle will just have to come too
Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx
Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie My life as a MEG-A-STAR
25 April 2007
Meg has reached so many milestones and achieved so much for a dog who supposedly wasn't a good candidate for amputation. HAH! She fooled them.
I was at a vet conference in 2018 when this therapy was presented in a few sessions about emerging therapies. I sure hope it gets here soon!