Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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18 October 2009
Some people here have put a tee-shirt on then gathered up the loose material around the chest on the dog’s back then secured with a rubber band, hair tie or even just put a knot in the shirt.
This picture of Barkley shows a shirt with a knot.
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls
24 March 2020
Hi Taylor! So glad to hear Jetta continues to do well and her new feeder is super cool! One of the very first posts I read on Tripawds was about someone using adult underwear as a forelimb incision covering, with the pup’s head going through one of the leg openings, the remaining front let through the other, and the elastic around the midsection. I remember giggling when reading that post and imaging Griffin in that getup! I used human neck gaiters (stretchy tube of fabric) and cut a hole for Griffin’s other leg, making essentially a snug body sleeve. I hope you figure it out and post photos of Jetta in whatever you decide to use! Stacy