Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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28 November 2008
He's doing great! I think it is an easier transition for them when it is a hind leg. With the front, its is like they have to learn again how to work.
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25 April 2007
Lorrie, thanks for sharing that video and showing the world how amazing a dog can be, so soon after amputation surgery. Blue is our Tripawd Hero!
27 July 2008
Hi Lorrie and Blue,
How old is Blue? How was the overall process for him? We are struggling with the decision to amputate for our 12 year old chocolate lab, Marley. We are so concerned about putting her through it… part of the issue is that her knee on her good leg (back right) is not great. though she really is not a very active dog (hasn't jumped in years) It's her back left that has a tumor in her proximal femur (hip). Just looking for success stories in more detail… we are sick over this decision!! We will do anything for her, just want to make sure it's the best for HER, not just for us since we can't bear to lose her. Great to see Blue up and running so quickly!! any further info would be so helpful…
Holly, Kevin and Marley
2 February 2008