Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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9 September 2010
Hi to all,
My big dog Bohdi was diagnosed with OS a year ago. He underwent amputation of his right hind leg. He has also been getting chemotherapy (carboplatin). He injured his remaining hind leg in December ( knee injury) and was not moblie until we got him a dog cart . After 8 weeks in the cart he was able to start hopping on his own again. He has unfortunately injured the knee again and is once again unable to get around on his own again. It seems to be a complete rupture of the ACL this time as he cannot bear weight at all even in the cart. Has anyone used a brace from Othopets in this situation and what were the results? I would be interested if other folks have had a similar situation and what they have done. Surgery is most likely not an option due to his being immunosupressed and all the trauma it would entail. Just need to get him going again in the best possible manner!
25 April 2007
Thnaks for joining Tripawds and sharing Bohdi's story. Sorry to hear about his challenges. Have you tried any sort of hydrotherapy? Hopefully you'll hear from ChuyMaloney who underwent multiple ACL surgeries after his amputation. We have no direct experience using OrthoPets braces, but have heard positive feedback.
8 December 2009
I'm sorry to hear this...something I fear for my own dog...
I have no experience with the braces but I used to belong to a Yahoo group called "Conservative Management" (for acl injuries) and alot of folks used them on there for their dogs. Maybe you can find the group? I know that brace was the one used more often than other brands.
Good luck to you & your pup...
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