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Sage's Story (Great Dane - front leg amputation)
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15 November 2020 - 8:46 pm
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Go Sage go!! She’s looking so good!

Her gait will get smoother and faster the better she feels.  I now have to wear running shoes to keep up with Lucy on our walks. 

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Good to know! I was wondering myself about that and hoping she eventually wouldn’t have to pull so hard with the momentum from her head. Either way, she is clearly so happy to be out and about again, even if it’s a little-by-little process!

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Quick pupdate after Sage’s check up today post-chemo. Her white blood cell count and everything else is looking great! We were told to try to now stop the gabapentin after a slow taper this week and she how she does without it, but to keep up with the anti-inflammatory for the time being. Also…perhaps our favorite news…she is down to 122lbs! We KNEW she was looking leaner! Her heaviest weight, pre-surgery and pre-diet was 148! She still eats two great meals a day but with a more balanced diet. I’ll share this on the diet blog now that we’ve finally figured out the balance and have seen the results 🙂 So proud of her. She could still lose about 10ish more pounds probably. 122 would have been a pretty decent weight on four legs, but she still has a little way to go to be a lean tripawd, but she is clearly well on her way! Thanks, as always, to all the encouragement and innovative ideas from this community! We couldn’t be doing this without all of you!

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18 November 2020 - 12:17 pm
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WOW Sage! You and your humans make us so proud, what a great example of weight loss teamwork!! Congratulations!!!!

You are so welcome, and thank YOU for allowing us to be part of this journey with Sage. It’s an honor.

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Gorgeous Svelte Sage!  We must see a photo!!

And congrats on the good check up.  You should have two low-cal cookies to celebrate!


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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