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10.5 year old Shi Tzu with rear leg amputation-recovery
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2 September 2019 - 2:47 pm
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It has been a month since Jasper lost his leg. He was still acting uncomfortable after several days of his new regimine of rymadil. It turns out I was under dosing. The galliprant was one a day and this is twice a day. The correct dosage makes a big differencesmiley_clap Jasper is going on his first post op groom on saturday. They have assured me that they have done tripawds with no problem, but I worry about him being snappy. He does seem better with the correct medicine though, so here’s hoping. Is there a community buy/sell for this group?

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2 September 2019 - 4:21 pm
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So glad to hear the more frequent dose adjustment of Rimadyl is helping your sweet Jasper.  

We have a forum called “Tripawds Angel Exchange ”  items are donated there (no charge allowed, other than shipping reimbursement).

Just a suggestion  in the grooming  session.  And keep in mind, that this is from someone  whose  never had a dog groomed, so take it for whatever  it’s  worth!!  I’m guessing it’s  like most places that have a window where you can watch??   As you know it’s  hard for a tripawd to “stand still”.  Plus, Jasper may want ot lay down a lot  if he is still building strength. Point being, I would want to be there watching the whole time.

Can’t  wait to see pictures of Jasper after the “makeover”!

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2 September 2019 - 5:39 pm
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Super glad to hear the new dosing is working correctly. Just be sure to watch him for any signs of GI upset (runny stool is the #1 sign of NSAIDs adversely affecting a pup). Hopefully he won’t be snippy at the groomer but I do agree with Sally, I would want to be there at least for the first time.

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We took Jasper on a road trip to Utah, via Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. He did so great! We used the stroller at Old Faithful but other than that he mostly walked. He is exhausted (we all are) but he seems unfazed by the whole situation. smiley4 I have been giving him the anti-inflammatory but I didn’t give him any pain meds at all.  

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18 September 2019 - 9:25 am
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SPECTACULAR  UPDATE!!! What s grear vacay for Jasper!!  The visual of him in his Chariot at Old Faithful has me grinning😀   Any pictures??

Thanks for letting us know how well things are going.  Made my day!

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I am trying to figure out how to post pics, I do have a couple. His grooming went really well too. I paid extra for express so he was only in there for two hours, and I waited. I didn’t see any snappy-ness except when she did his feet, and that is normal for him. 

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18 September 2019 - 11:28 am
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What a road trip! And a groomer too? He’s been on a post-op whirlwind, lucky dawg.

Oh gosh we would love to see the photos! Here are instructions on adding images to Forum posts. Basically you need to:

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That should do the trick but if not let me know, I’m happy to help. Can’t wait to see them!

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18 September 2019 - 3:42 pm
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Yay for Jasper! 

And what a great road trip… I have family up in Montana and used to visit Yellowstone every year, although I usually went to the less crowded parts of the park.

And hey- be sure to ask the groomer for the Tripawd discount next time since there are only 3 feet to work on smiley4.

I don’t actually expect a discount but the look on their faces when I ask is usually pretty funny!

Can’t wait to see pictures.

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.

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