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Tripawd Movies, Just Before and After Surgery
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22 January 2019 - 12:57 pm
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Thank you for your videos. My baby is going for surgery next week and I’m a wreck. I’m so worried she won’t be able to walk. Seeing your baby after 2 days walking has lifted my spirits so much. Did you have to do anything to help her ? I don’t know what to buy or what I need to have when she comes home

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22 January 2019 - 1:49 pm
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Welcome and best wishes for your pup! (Or kitty?)

While it is normal and to be expected, the worst thing you can do is worry. Your baby needs you to remain strong and balanced, to set a good example and prove that all will indeed be okay, since they will follow our lead. That’s why we say Be More Dog – and that is not just some silly saying. Listen to the Be More Dog podcast for details.

Search the blogs and these forums for many helpful tips about what to do before, during and after recovery to prepare for surgery keep your baby fit and strong. Or, consider downloading the Tripawds e-books for fast answers to common concerns and many helpful links.

Don’t miss the Tripawds recovery shopping list, and start here for help finding the many Tripawds resources and assistance programs.

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Jak’s people said here:

Just a few days ago I was in a bit of a panic and searching all the threads on here to get some kind of “timeline”, scared that he wasn’t making progress….then like magic, in the past few days he has been hopping around unassisted. I know he has a long way to go in rebuilding his strength but I’m so proud of this guy. 

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YAAAAAAY FOR JAK!!!   Jak is showing  the world seniors can rock three legs!  And it only gets better from here on out!!   Sloooow and easy and staying thd coirse and not giving  up……..magic indeed!


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Which surgery is must for leg sprain? Should I go to Veterinarian doctor?

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cloriak said
Which surgery is must for leg sprain?

Please consult with a veterinarian with any medical concerns for your pets. For mobility issues, your best option is to consult with a certified orthopedic specialist or rehab therapist (CCRT or CCRP ) for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and recommended treatment.

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