TRIPAWDS: Home to 20299 Members and 2015 Blogs.

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.

Join The Tripawds Community

Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Live Chat and much more!


Be More DogWhat does it mean to Be More Dog?

Find out in Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now by Tripawds founders Rene and Jim. Learn life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Get the book and find fun gifts in the Be More Dog Bookstore.

Please consider registering
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
new os vaccine available
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Member Since:
12 June 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
28 August 2015 - 1:30 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost


I spoke with a rep from this company the other day, and this is now available in some parts of the US and Canada.  If you are contemplating amputation you may want to look into this, as they can take the sample they need right from the leg and manufacture your vaccine from that.

On The Road

Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
28 August 2015 - 7:47 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Wow very interesting. The Elias Animal Health website explains it in English, here's a synopsis:

ELIAS Animal Health has developed a unique treatment protocol that vaccinates the dog with its own cancer cells to produce an immune response. Personalized T cells are then safely obtained from the patient through apheresis and then “super charged” to produce a large population of killer T cells that are reinfused into the patient to kill the cancer.

ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy (ECI™) is significantly less toxic than traditional radiotherapy and chemotherapy. ECI could be used to treat every type of cancer, regardless of stage at diagnosis.

To meet the need for safer and more effective treatments for canine cancer, ELIAS Animal Health
is conducting a clinical trial of its cancer treatment (Canine-OST-1), an immunotherapy for canine osteosarcoma. This study is ongoing at the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Exciting stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Member Since:
16 October 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
28 August 2015 - 7:54 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Wow, very interesting.  K-state is doing one for Lymphoma.  I have some questions about this that I am sure no one can answer here just throwing it out.  What do they do have the leg sent to them or do you have to travel to Univ MO to have the amputation?  Might be worth looking into if ever have to go through it again. 


Michelle & Angel Sassy


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."


Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
29 August 2015 - 9:12 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Scared to get hopes up...but just maybe.......maybe this could actually be something that works.

Thanks for the ppst!

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!

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 97
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1192
Members: 15210
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17638
Posts: 245586
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.