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21 October 2015 - 8:27 pm
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Hello and welcome to Tripawds, your future posts will not have to wait for approval.

Please consider starting your own thread in the Share Your Story Forum, that way your story won’t get lost here.

 

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

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22 October 2015 - 6:38 pm
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Wish I’d seen this thread when I first arrived!

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.

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Debva, We are 9 days post amputation (F-11 yo, Retriever cross, right leg, soft tissue nerve sheath sarcoma tumor). 

Our girl is healing really well, and we managed pain well. Here are two things I did over what the vet said and they worked like a charm:

1. I gave her natural liquid drops of Valerian (Sprouts, etc.) at times she looked agitated and anxious (panting, standing in a way that showed anxiety). She was on: Simplicef, Metacam, Tramadol and Gapapentin.  That is a lot of meds, and can cause anxiety. The Valerian eases the anxiety. She would always fall asleep like a puppy when we gave the Valerian to her. (She is about 85 lbs, so I gave her a half a dropper full with plain yogurt) 

Note: I did ask our vet if that was OK to give Valerian and they said as long as it didn’t increase her anxiety, which it didn’t. 

2.  BE CAREFUL ABOUT THIS next one: I was instructed to clean her wound with water, and pat it dry. I added a light bit of Tea Tree Oil to the water that I dipped my cloth in.  How I did this is that I took a Q-tip and just touched the very tip in the tea tree oil, and swished it in the bowl of water I used to set my cloth with. Then I patted it dry. It has never gotten red, or oozed, and the vet is really pleased with how it is healing. She wears a t-shirt.  Tea Tree Oil is a natural antibiotic but can be toxic to dogs, so you need the wee-est bit in the water, just so you can barely smell it. More is not better with dogs. 

I hope this helps somebody. We thought it was great. 

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gonzo said
I hope this helps somebody. We thought it was great. 

Thanks for taking the time to share!

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