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9 August 2022 - 8:46 pm
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When I first visited this wonderful site that my vet here in Australia, directed me to, I saw that someone had made up a little booklet or leaflet. I subsequently kept that tab open. However, computers do their thing and mine decided to playup. Not only did I lose the tab, but I managed to lock myself out of the entire site! Now I am back in.

Please can someone put that link here?

My beautiful Peppa loses her leg today.

Thanks so muchsp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

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9 August 2022 - 10:41 pm
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Hi Peppa and family, welcome! We send lots of love for an uneventful surgery and recovery.

So we have a few different things you might be referring to:

The Tripawds e-books library

Our What to Expect articles

Jerry's Required Reading List .

Do any of these sound familiar? Also check out our Tripawds Start page .

Who is your vet? Please give them our thanks! And let us know how we can help you ok? Oh and we are so glad you found us, thanks for the compliment!

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10 August 2022 - 7:02 pm
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Hi AnneMarie! Thank you again for your beautiful email. We are happy to help! How is Peppa doing?

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I can't even start to find a way to say thankyou!

This website and the associated FB page has changed our lives already. Peppa is now 3 days Post Op. It is still a scary time as we wait to see if the cancer was in the lymph nodes. (She has/ had subcutaneous mast cell tumour in her front, right leg. I was supposed to be low grade, but didn't behave like that at all!!! It has been a vertical learning curve but her leg is gone and now we wait. Her spleen and liver biopsies are clear but we are just praying that there is nothing in those lymph nodes.

The first few days have been tough, but thanks to all the information here, I knew they would be and am heartened to see, like everyone is saying, she is gradually working it out. The weather here has been TERRIBLE! It is winter and has rained non stop. Trying to get her out between showers has been a disaster, but we are surviving with puppy pads and lots of towels!

Thanks to the wonderful website I went in with questions to ask,

I was able to research and have ordered what doggie walker will work for us. (I didn't know they existed and we were devastated to think the 8-12km walks would be no more. Now they will be, but just with a ride instead and choice when to ride and when to explore.

I was able to research the best harness, the best life floatation-life jacket.

I found out about rehabilitation, even in Adelaide Australia. I mean, just wow! I didn't even know it was a thing.

I am researching as I write this, all the post op articles.

No one, will ever tell me again the evils of the internet and social media- without it..... I don't know where we would be. I have an a teen son, whose first reaction to knowing she'd lose her leg, was "No Mum, you can't, you have to put her down, it will be too cruel. We live out here and she will fall, she won't have the quality of life she had. Mum, it's wrong, don't do this." Then...... I showed him some articles from this site, I showed him the pictures. and I showed him from the FB page, tripawds swimming and running and having fun. We can do this.. but only because we found you! sp_hearticon2

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13 August 2022 - 7:28 pm
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Wow. I am speechless in a good way, and so is Admin Guy (my partner in crime who handles the technical side and manages our Facebook page). There are no words I can say to express my gratitude for your taking the time to share how you and your son went from saying "no way" to "yes we can!" Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

I hope the weather starts cooperating soon! Just super glad to know she is getting better and on the mend. Keep you expectations low and your gratitude high and you can't go wrong in this journey. 

And as always, just holler with any questions, you are not alone. 


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