TRIPAWDS: Home to 18267 Members and 1910 Blogs.

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.

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!


Be More DogWhat does it mean to Be More Dog?

Find out in Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now by Tripawds founders Rene and Jim. Learn life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Get the book and find fun gifts in the Be More Dog Bookstore.

Please consider registering
Forum Scope


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
General Tso's Healing Journey (video story of kitten amputee)
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Forum Posts: 8
Member Since:
5 August 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11 September 2021 - 10:44 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Hi everyone! It’s been about 6 weeks since my rescue kitten General Tso had his front limb amputated. I was told his recovery would amaze me – that has turned out to be completely true! He is such a joy, and so playful that I keep forgetting he only has three legs.

I made a video of his rescue and recovery story. It’s one thing to write about it, it’s another to see him hopping around, playing, and showing the world what a tripawd kitten can do!

I hope this video will inspire other kitten owners, and calm any fears about life after amputation. Enjoy!

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 30355
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11 September 2021 - 2:35 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Awwwww what a sweet story! You told it so well, and really captured the essence of the General. It’s amazing, he was so hurt, and had soo many stitches and injuries, yet his pawsonality still sparkled, you could see it even while he waited for amputation. This really shows how resilient he and other cats and dogs are in a situation like this.

Thank you for sharing and giving us a peek at his recovery. We’ve added it to our Tripawds Cats Videos playlist on YouTube!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!


Forum Posts: 21044
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
11 September 2021 - 9:39 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

That was the sweetest video story evvvver!!!   General Tso is sich a good inspawration  for anyone e concerned  whether a cat (or kitten) can live a happy life on three.  He is thoroughly  enjoying  every aspect of being free from pain and gett to be a playful kitten again 👍

Thank you so mich for the up and the priceless  video.  Made my day😁


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 Posts: 8
Member Since:
5 August 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16 September 2021 - 9:22 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I’m so glad to hear this video brightened your days! And yes GT was incredibly resilient. We went through some tough times, but I always had a hunch that he would make it through 🙂

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: benny55, suzoutside, cory, sunnybunny
Guest(s) 114
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1149
Members: 13364
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17134
Posts: 239890
Administrators: admin, jerry, jim
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.