TRIPAWDS: Home to 23077 Members and 2157 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG

Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat

Tripawds is your home 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!

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
Copper's story
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Virginia







Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
31
15 May 2020 - 5:30 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Cooper, you never cease to amaze me!  I do believe she as nailed this exercise  without ever read the instructions!  😎  You are a Doggy Fitness Guru!!😎

Thanks for the happy pupdate!

Hugs 

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:
15 March 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
32
24 May 2020 - 6:22 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Karen - you might be on to something... we do use Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried as payment. We have such foodies! 🙂 And thank you Sally! She certainly thinks she's a guru! haha

Another pupdate - Copper is doing fantastic. She continues to get a little stronger and more stable every day it seems (thanks Rehab). She's back to hiking at her favorite park! We did a little over a mile this AM and she seemed to handle it very well (pictures attached of me annoying her!). And also - check out someone's new squeaky orca! 🙂 She's got her 5th round of Carboplatin Tuesday - hopefully she can tolerate these last 2 rounds like the super trooper she has been throughout. 

https://www.ins.....lu3c_nbVS/

https://www.ins.....lvxXQnonV/

https://www.ins.....WsO0BgWk4/

New York, NY
Member Since:
24 March 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
33
24 May 2020 - 6:37 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi Emily!  Copper looks so fit and pretty with those flowers (Shhh!  Don't tell her I said that!).  Griffin had a rehab appointment on Friday and I have seen a big difference in his flexibility these last few days, so yay for rehab!  Good luck with round 5 of chemo on Tuesday!  ~ Stacy

Griffin lived an amazing life for 11 years! Diagnosed with osteosarcoma on March 17, 2020, Griffin's right forelimb was amputated on April 2, 2020. Ten days later he was running and playing fetch! Lung metastasis discovered in July 2020 did not slow down Griffin and he lived joyfully for the next 7 months, passing peacefully at home on February 11, 2021. https://griffin.tripawds.com

Virginia







Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
34
24 May 2020 - 9:09 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Oh Cooper, you are such a beautiful  flower gitl🌻🌾   Fery, very sweet picture of a very, very sweet doggy 

You clearly love your new toy.  So much fun to see you so happy 🐋🐋

Hugs 

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!

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
35
25 May 2020 - 12:21 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Copper you are just living the life and being such a great role model for Tripawds! What a beautiful thing to watch you getting outside and doing what you love, all while knocking down those chemo sessions. Yeah, you are definitely kicking cancer's butt!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Member Since:
15 March 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
36
1 June 2020 - 12:46 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thanks, Stacy! Copper is absolutely okay with being called pretty. Trust me. 😉

And Sally - that's a great idea! I should sell Cop's services as a flower girl. Her lifestyle is expensive - plus she'd be so darn cute! 

And this pupdate is inspired by you, Jerry! Our 5th Carbo treatment got delayed due to low white blood cell count (again) - so we had to go back this AM - pictures attached. Copper (a little embarrassingly) drug the technician through the parking lot on her way out! I'm not gonna lie though - i was proud to see my Tripawd pup drag around a full grown human. haha 

One more round of Chemo to go and she'll be getting re-check x-rays again next time too. More to worry about - but i'm extremely happy she continues to do so well. She did ~1.5 miles at her favorite park yesterday - and she ran at least a 3rd of that with excitement. 🙂 

https://www.ins.....5lYfNhtuR/

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
37
1 June 2020 - 1:15 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hah! Take THAT cancer! POW! smiley_clap

I think those ears of hers have magical powers in the tips. Maybe we should all rub them for good luck? icon_lol

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Member Since:
15 March 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
38
22 June 2020 - 4:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Thank you, Jerry! Her ears have been straight up and the same size since I rescued her at ~10 weeks old... i've always joked that she was squeezed out head first, forcing her ears up. 🙂

Another pupdate - Copper had her last round of Chemo (Carboplatin) this morning and I am very happy to report that her chest x-rays are still clear! 🙂 Her Oncologist complimented her on how well behaved she is for them (she can be a nervous girl) and her and her wonderful team of techs signed the bandanna in the photo below for us. In 3 weeks Cop will begin the Yale Canine Cancer Vaccine and then possibly follow-up with Auranofin (if I can afford it!). Her Rehab in-clinic (pool/underwater treadmill sessions) have also been going very well - and despite her displeasure... Copper now enters the pool of her own accord. haha. Our at home rehab has also been going well - even though Cop often takes excited shots at the equipment - like in the video below. 

https://www.ins.....wKFtTBGKF/

https://www.ins.....ezB7gBEZ4/

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
39
22 June 2020 - 4:50 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

She. Is. SO. ADORABLE! sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2 Those ears just crack me up. Puppies usually don't have pointy ears. Cop is something special.

Every time I look at her I am smitten, she is such a beauty. Thanks for sharing her IG pics here, I don't get over there as much as I would like so it's nice to see her doing so well.

YAY FOR CLEAR X-RAYS and no more chemo! smiley_clapWhat a relief! She's made such great progress and really is kicking cancer's tail! How cool she gets to have the vaccine, that's super exciting.

That is so funny that she tried to eat the FitPaws targets. Did she think she was going to make a burrito with them or what? icon_lol

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Virginia







Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
40
22 June 2020 - 5:00 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

OMD!!!   SOOOO HAPOY TO READ THIS THIS UPDATE!!!  Chemo is done!!!  Clear xrays!!!  And Cooper could not be happier!!!!👍👏   

Big celebration  going on over here in Tripawd Land!!!😃   We mist celebrate all these victories  with ice cream!  🍨🍧🍦

Cooper is just so darn cute.  I love that tjey gave him such a great bandanna...good color on him!   And letting you k ow what he thinks  of his exercise stuff....preiceless!.

We would looooove to see video of him swimming.  It's great to know he actually likes it now!

Tha ks for making our day in so many ways!😎

Hugs

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!

New York, NY
Member Since:
24 March 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
41
22 June 2020 - 5:29 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Hi Emily!  That is a terrific update!  Hooray for Copper finishing chemo like a champ!  I saw you posted in the Auranofin thread - I'd love to know what your oncologist recommends.  Keep the photos of your adorably girl coming - we can never get enough of that face! ~ Stacy

Griffin lived an amazing life for 11 years! Diagnosed with osteosarcoma on March 17, 2020, Griffin's right forelimb was amputated on April 2, 2020. Ten days later he was running and playing fetch! Lung metastasis discovered in July 2020 did not slow down Griffin and he lived joyfully for the next 7 months, passing peacefully at home on February 11, 2021. https://griffin.tripawds.com

Livermore, CA




Member Since:
18 October 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
42
22 June 2020 - 7:11 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Finishing chemo is great, and clear x-rays? What a great day for Copper!

That bandanna is great too, what a caring team.

You have such a tidy storage system for your exercise gear.... ours is piled up in a corner.

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:
7 December 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
43
28 June 2020 - 8:18 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Oh what a beauty Copper is! I just love those ears, and her bandanna, too.

Great to hear you have finished chemo & the x-rays are clear, congrats!

I'm looking forward to hear more about cancer vaccine. Unfortunately where I live no cancer vaccines are available at the moment, but they sound promising and  I'm very interested to learn more about them. 

Wish you all the best & many hoppy years for Copper to come!

Razbeg the rescue borzoi (born in 11.06.2009) became a tripawd in 20.09.2018.

He and his adopted "brother" Myrsky have their own facebook page:Razbeg & Myrsky

Member Since:
15 March 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
44
14 July 2020 - 7:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Thank you Jerry - our continued dedicated ear supporter. 🙂 Also, Sally, Stacy, and sighthoundmom - y'alls kind words and support are very much appreciated. And Karen (thank you too) - our exercise gear is tidy because it would certainly be destroyed if Copper had unattended time with it... haha

Another pupdate - Copper started the Yale Canine Cancer Vaccine today. The tech actually carried her out because she said Cop was "wild" today and she was concerned she may hurt her remaining knee in her rush to get out of there! She will go in for her 2nd injection in 3 weeks - below is a video of her honest opinion on yet another vet visit... icon_lol 

Copper also celebrated a very special 9th birthday on July 4th!sp_hearticon2 She got a wonderful pink hat - which clearly she was a big fan of... And celebrated with a huge marrow bone. She also did her first full length hike since amputation - and we had to follow up the big achievement with a birthday puppuccino, of course! Her continued underwater treadmill and pool sessions are definitely improving her stamina and overall strength, so I have to give a tremendous amount of credit to Hoppy Coppy's dedicated therapist. Photos and videos of the birthday girl below.

https://www.ins.....pIsp3hZmB/

https://www.ins.....UisZsBfqQ/

https://www.ins.....UjIgnh1Xk/

https://www.ins.....UjZdEhIKm/

Virginia







Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
45
15 July 2020 - 11:41 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Oh Cooper, forgive me, but I'm L AO at the pictures of uou with uour birthday hat!   OMD!  Those looks of yours speak volumes!!!.   And you lovely  ears do not need a y additional  adornment!  They are prefection!

Thanks so much for in iting us to all the celebration  festivities!   The cake, the Puppacino, a big bone to feast on..perfect way to celebrate all the milestones!.

An especially  HAPPY NINTH BIRTHDAY to a very good boy!!!🎂🥳

Hugs

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!

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: admin
Guest(s) 148
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1272
Members: 17837
Moderators: 6
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 24
Topics: 18633
Posts: 257032
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG