TRIPAWDS: Home to 20520 Members and 2014 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG

Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat

Tripawds is the place to learn how to care for a three legged dog or cat, with answers about dog leg amputation, and cat amputation recovery from many years of member experiences.
JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Tripawds Community

Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Live Chat and much more!

REGISTER   |   LOG IN

Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
When is it reasonable to expect a front amp. dog to be able to be relatively stable on is feet and walk very short distances?
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Member Since:
6 May 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
46
12 May 2020 - 1:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi Kerren, Thanks for weighing in re: the massages etc. I have been rubbing his neck and back a bit - he seems to enjoy it somewhat (but his affect is so flat that it's hard to tell these days). I think he's also super bored, on top of everything else. I think it's adorable to read how your kitty Mona loves her neck rubs 🙂sp_hearticon2I'll be looking into getting Dexter someplace for therapy.

Livermore, CA




Member Since:
18 October 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
47
12 May 2020 - 1:20 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I can't remember where I read or heard this but when I was dealing with Tani's mobility issues, including knuckling her feet, it was suggested that I massage her affected foot/feet and try and get her to push against my hand with her foot in the correct position.  The theory is that there is a bit of a disconnect between the brain and the foot and by manipulating the foot and getting her to push against my hand the brain/foot connection would get stronger.

I don't know if it worked or not, but it didn't hurt.  Except that Tani wasn't a Pug who liked to be touched or held so I could only do the massage and exercises when she was really sleepy and only a little at a time.  In Tani's case the knuckling was caused by a congenital brain injury so she was never going to be completely free of the knuckling but she lived to almost 15 years old and was walking pretty much up to the end.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

Virginia




Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
48
12 May 2020 - 5:02 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

So much good feedback, ditto is all I need to do!

I do like that your Vet was open to getting a second opinion right away.  And I do like that they didnt find anything  scary!  

Try everything mentioned with all the replies.  I do know that, in addition  to kotty Mona doi g chiropractor,  that Dobie Nitro did it too.  As well as acupuncture  (I think anyway).

Smooch the muzzle for us!

Higs

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

Member Since:
6 May 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
49
13 May 2020 - 1:00 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi Karen, thanks for suggesting the massage and "foot pressure" exercise. I will try - that said, Dexter has never enjoyed having his feet touched, so I'll see how far I can get. Based on the recommendations of a friend, I bought Dexter some CBD extract today. It's too early to know if this is helping - only one dose in - but I hope it helps. 

Best,

Laura, Dexter, and Bella

Member Since:
6 May 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
50
13 May 2020 - 1:09 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi Sally, thanks as always for your kind replies and feedback. I like the idea of acupuncture - I've had it myself and found it really helped me following a neck injury. I just wish Dexter was not so stuck and was showing even the slightest improvement.

Member Since:
6 May 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
51
13 May 2020 - 1:39 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi everyone - as an update - I just got an appointment with a neurologist for Dexter. The weakness in his hind quarters is worse than ever. I am also trying CBD because I was told that this can work wonders. He's only had one dose, so it's too early to tell if it's working or not. I'll let you know what the vet tomorrow says. 

Virginia




Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
52
13 May 2020 - 2:10 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Okay, good.  I know ot seems like fireder until tomorrow.  We'll look for your update.

And you, at jave already said, but when, or do you have a Rehab appt?

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

Livermore, CA




Member Since:
18 October 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
53
13 May 2020 - 7:09 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I hope the vet has some answers for Dexter.  I'll be looking for an update tomorrow.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

Member Since:
4 April 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
54
13 May 2020 - 8:44 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

On CBD I used Rover's Relief. If you have any questions at all on CBD you can call and the owner will call you back.

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

"March Saint"

Member Since:
6 May 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
55
14 May 2020 - 6:02 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thanks for all the responses everyone. I deeply appreciate the support and carrying you all are sending! I have to leave soon for the vet but wanted to quickly answer the questions. No rehab appointment yet because he's not well enough for that. I'll ask the neurologist their thoughts on when he might be and also see if they can do acupuncture. Or recommend where I could get that for him. OK, gotta hit the road. More later.

Member Since:
4 April 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
56
14 May 2020 - 6:15 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Good luck today! I hope Dexter gets to feeling better real soon!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

"March Saint"

Member Since:
6 May 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
57
14 May 2020 - 11:33 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thank you! So I left him at the clinic - they will X-ray and perform an MRI. At least then we'll know what we are dealing with. I likely will be able to pick him up late afternoon. Hoping this is fixable!!!

Member Since:
4 April 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
58
14 May 2020 - 12:26 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hang in there! Lets us know.

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

"March Saint"

Member Since:
4 April 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
59
15 May 2020 - 6:55 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi, just thinking of you and Dexter. Hope all is well, and he is feeling better...

Nancy and Angel Brownie

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

"March Saint"

Member Since:
6 May 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
60
17 May 2020 - 5:17 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thanks for checking in! It's been a bit rough. We had the MRI and X-ray and they didn't really find much. Maybe some slightly bulged disks in his lower spine. I don't think this is what is causing the problem but who knows? Over the past couple of days he maybe has had some progress? It's gonna be a long road.

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: mischief
Guest(s) 65
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1200
Members: 15428
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17680
Posts: 246085
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG