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.
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8 January 2019
16 April 2020
So far we just haven’t found anything that works well enough to carry in our Gear shop. I will reach out to the person who I believe is making the leg covers (she’s a member here), and let you know what she has come up with for her Tripawd. But in the meantime, you may want to discuss this with your vet to find out how to keep the stump protected. Sometimes an amputation re-do needs to be done if things get really bad and the wound never heals, but hopefully your pup won’t need one. I’ll keep you posted.
1 June 2013
Hi my cooper has a back nub and he was hitting it. I make nub covers for him. I tried to post a pic on here but I can’t figure it out. My email is HERE, anyone is welcome to contact me. They help so much. I make water proof ones he loves swimming and padded ones. I can show you how to do it or try to make them for you. Sherry
Jane, please see the above post to reach out to Sherry. Also, please consider having your dog evaluated by a canine rehabilitation / physio therapist. If he is banging his nub so much during activity, it’s a sign that he may need training to learn proper walking/running/standing/balance form (not at all uncommon for a young Tripawd). You want to help him learn these things now, so that he doesn’t develop bad habits that carry into adulthood.
If he hasn’t been seen by a therapist, the Tripawds Foundation can pay for your first rehab visit (click for details). And please consider joining as a member so your posts won’t need approval every time.
25 July 2020
My dog had a partial amputation last week. She is doing great, but I would appreciate getting info on how to cover her NUB. Thanks
Hi @elsies, we’re glad you joined us. Please start a new topic in Hopping Around so we can learn more about your pup, like why she had an amputation and why she needs a stump cover. We look forward to meeting you over there!