Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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28 July 2008
Gracie had her left back leg amputated. She is an English Bulldog & very top heavy. So, for her, I am glad it was a back leg. However, most dogs prior to their amputation aren’t putting weight on their leg. So, in a way, they have already been adjusting to life without it. Even if Gracie had a front leg amputated, I feel she would of done great. She amazes me everyday. She is truly my HERO!
Before & After Pics…
Thank you! Love the photos. What a gorgeous dog!!
I met a wonderful dog yesterday at the humane society and he’s missing his hind leg. The shelter staff have no idea of the reason he lost the leg, since he was brought in by the county that way. He’s a year and a half old and is the sweetest thing. I called my vet to understand the likelihood that it was cancer-related and was told that the odds strongly favored a traumatic injury rather than cancer because of the age and the dog’s circumstances.
Here’s his photo…
Here’s whatcha do. Go to your photo bucket.Copy the image link under the photo you want.Go to tripawd & in the tool bar above where you type your message click the little tree button. Paste the image link in the Image URL box then click insert. TaDa. That’s it. Hope that helps. You can then resize it there.
Here is your image. Since you had the image code above right. You just didn’t put it in the image editor. Cute doggie by the way : )
25 April 2007
Thanks for fixing the photo Gracie! What a happy lookin’ pup.
To answer your original question. We believe it is more difficult for front-leg tripawds since they do carry more weight up front. They’ll also have a harder time going up stairs, while rear leg amputees may have a harder time going down. Thanks for asking!
26 January 2008
Thanks. Right now he’s emaciated. He’s only 35 lbs, when his frame would support a minimum of about 50-55 lbs. My focus right now is to put weight on him, but I will definitely do it carefully!
I officially adopted him on Saturday. His name is Samson and he’s precious. Here’s a video that I took of him playing with his new sister, Isabelle: