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19 March 2015 - 12:02 pm
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Just came across this story about a Tripawd, much like our friend Ziggy, who was struggling with weight bearing on his remaining limbs. Might be an option for those pups who are having similar challenges:

Mizzou Veterinarian Helps Golden Owner Rebuild Pet’s Quality of Life

 

At the VMTH, radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scans were performed to assess Keeper’s tibia and identify how best to help him. Keeper had an uncompensated biapical deformity, in which two deformities of the bone occur in the same direction. This type of deformity results in the knee being positioned to the outside of the body when the foot is placed directly under the pelvis, making it hard for him to balance and support his weight.

“His back leg was so crooked that he couldn’t shift his weight,” Tomlinson said. “He couldn’t get himself up or support himself.”

Tomlinson worried that Keeper’s mobility problems, if not addressed, would worsen as the young dog grew older and gained weight. His quality of life could decline further. To prevent this, Tomlinson devised a plan to straighten Keeper’s leg so it could bear weight.   READ MORE HERE

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19 March 2015 - 10:14 pm
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This sounds like it really coulkd help Ziggy...and others too!

Thanks!!!

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