Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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5 April 2014
Rosco 2.5 weeks after surgery!
OMG he’s so cuuuuuute! Love the way he wiggles and sniffs the grass, he’s like “Mommmmm can’t I run around?!”
He wants to run around soooooo bad!! He is ready and rearing to go for sure. And yes, his butt wiggles are becoming my favorite thing about him lol. His whole body wiggles with it.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Domino had his left front leg amputate on May 13th 2014 after being hit by a car. He's now living a happy healthy life on three legs :)
Awwww! Look at the joy in that belly roll! So sweet! He’s free to roam without a leash and sniff the grass, what Tripawd could ask for more?!
Crowley is pretty kewl (he looks like Karma’s Bagheera kitty!) and for Domino to lay there like such a good boy? Wow, pawesome!
Thanks for sharing.
9 July 2014
I finally got a video. I didn’t want to rush Rox to start bounding around the house, and up until yesterday she was perfectly content to just rest. However, yesterday and continuing to this morning she is really starting to feel better. She is up walking on her own more frequently, without a lot of pestering, and has been happier in general.
I took a video of her when we first started practicing with the traction boots, about 2 days before her surgery. At this time she was pretty heavily medicated, but you can tell that even though her limp isn’t terrible, she was barely even using her affected leg.
The clip right after was us doing a little practice last night, 13 days post amputation and 6 days post surgery for her bleeding problems. I’m so happy to see my girl starting to be herself again. =D
7 July 2014