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26 January 2022 - 10:10 am
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Oooooh! Please let us know how the appointment goes. Start an all new topic so we can follow along and if you'd like help adding images to it just holler.

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26 January 2022 - 10:30 am
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Robyn's, just wanted to add a story about Barrett, a three legger.  If I recall, on one, if not two, ocassions ahe rushed him to the Bet because  he all the sudden could barely stand.  By the time she got hi. To the Bet he was just fine.  The Bet concluded his leg had merely  "fallen to sleep" and was back to normal once that "sensation" wore off.

Tripawds are such silly characters.  They just love to scare us🤪

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31 January 2022 - 1:02 pm
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I took Alvin for his rehab appointment. There isn't really much to write about. They all fell in love with him and he was running around jumping up on everybody, kissing them. The doctor (yes, she is both a DVM and a certified rehab specialist) was very pleased with Alvin's mobility and agility. She wants him to work on building up his core and learning to rely more heavily on his back legs. We have a series of exercises to do at home, including some balance work on a box and a disc; lateral shoulder crunches; iliopsoas stretches; side-to-side bends. She wants us to be mindful that every time Alvin bounds down stairs and jumps off the bed, he's putting stress on that lone front leg. She encouraged us to use steps or a ramp on the bed and to limit his upstairs climbing to two or three times per day. She is happy that -- unlike most huskies -- he loves swimming, and she encourages that, as long as he's not flailing (which he doesn't when he swims). And, much to the chagrin of my husband, she said to let him dig...it's great for strengthening his wrist and carpal area. She will check him out again in a year or so -- earlier if we have concerns. I really appreciated the videos of the exercises she sent. I am so thrilled that I went, and feel that I am now equipped to help Alvin maintain his active lifestyle safely. Thanks to Tripawds.com for encouraging rehab visits -- regardless of how active the dog or cat seems. 

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1 February 2022 - 11:05 am
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pljdjg1989 said
I took Alvin for his rehab appointment.  

  

YAY! Please consider starting an all new topic so that in a year you can go back and update how things are going with his rehab. I'm so happy you went and got that information. Now, you have a point of contact should anything slow him down (hopefully never!). And, you have the knowledge to know that digging is good for him lol! 

Thank you for letting us know, this made our day! smiley_clap

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1 February 2022 - 11:19 am
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OK, I will do that. I do want to encourage people to give their beloved family member the benefit of seeing a rehab specialist -- regardless of how active and agile he or she seems. 

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1 February 2022 - 1:29 pm
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YAY! Thank you so much. We agree, it's so helpful to get that consultation and knowledge.

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