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Flat faced older dogs with hind limp amputation
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 Love how the Vets are so impressed with everything about Leroy and his truly magical recovery 🙂  Of course Leroy is magica! 🙂   And yes Mr Leroy, your fiesty- -spunky- -determined attitude continues to show us all how important it is to remind ourselves that our dogs and cats are not statistics!!   The INDIVIDUAL dog’s personality is not taken into account when generalizations are used as far as prognosis,etc.

Now, just because you are a very special ROCK STAR, doesn’t mean you should be climbing stairs yet!  Although, I did silently applaud you and chuckled knowing you left yiur pawrents sleeping sans Leroy downstairs! 🙂

Guessing that the peeing has to do with the anxiety pill sense that’s the only time he’s done it.  A d YAY for good poopicon_png too!   Give that sweet boy a smooch for me! 🙂
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!

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YAY LEROY!!! You are doing so well and looking so good. Knowing you are recovering and bouncing back (even being feisty!) really makes us happy. And like I mentioned in your blog, it’s always good for other Bulldog parents to see that your breed type can do well on 3 legs. 

As for the urinating…yeah I’m thinking that’s probably making him extra loopy. What is he on? Sorry if you mentioned it before, missed that.

We can help with the photos. It’s not as hard as it might seem. Here’s a post about adding images to the Forums. You already have a blog so all you need to do is copy your image and paste it here:

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Holler if you’d like help with the photos. We can’t get enough of your handsome guy!

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Thanks for the info! He’s on rimydol, Tramadol, Gabapentin, metronidazole and clavamox. He had to have a catheter pre and post op so that’s why he has the extra antibiotic. He should be off the metro in a couple days. The anti anxiety is trazadone, and he’s only had it twice since he got home. We are slowly weening off the pain pills since he was already on them for about 2.5 weeks pre op. And he’s been on rymidol even longer. He slept great through the night and didn’t go on any adventures on the stairs. He’s always had high anxiety so that’s why we can’t kennel him, but we’ve made a pretty good baracade to keep him in place. Thanks again for all the great advice and sweet comments!!

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Ohhhh the Trazadone can definitely make a pup spaced out. Good job managing all of his meds.

By the way have you ever seen a Calming Cap? Our Wyatt Ray is a stress case too and this thing is a life saver. We use it all the time in scenarios that cause him to stress. Pretty sure it’s OK to use on Bulldogs but just make sure with your vet if you decide to try it.

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