Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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We all want our three-legged cats and dogs to have a pain free Tripawd life. In this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio , you’ll learn how one special pup is enjoying hers.
Everyone who has been around a three-legged pet knows that Tripawd dogs and cats can get around just fine on three legs. But over time, every amputee dog and cat will pay a painful price for moving their body in a way it wasn’t designed to do. Sometimes we notice it happening suddenly, with an acute injury that requires a remaining leg surgery. Other times a Tripawd’s pain sets in as chronic osteoarthritis, which happens to three-leggers at an earlier age than their four-legged friends. But fear not, there’s plenty to help slow it down.
We can do LOTS to help our pets enjoy a pain free Tripawd life!
Thanks to her awesome physiotherapist Phillipa Mitchell and Meg’s mum’s diligent efforts to leave no stone unturned when it comes to helping Meg, this superstar is rockin’ a pain-free Tripawd life that we hope all dogs get to enjoy.
So kick back and learn how this trio keeps Meg fit, strong, and happy. It’s not hard, and it doesn’t have to be expensive either as Clare discusses in Meg’s latest canine arthritis treatment, monoclonal antibody therapy.
Your 3-Legged Hero Can Get Free Rehab / Physio Therapy
Do you know about the Tripawds Foundation Rehabilitation Therapy Reimbursement Program? Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation can pay for your Tripawd’s first rehab therapy visit, typically the most expensive. Help your three-legged hero live a pain-free life like dozens of other Tripawds are doing right now. Anyone can qualify as long as they seek care with a credentialed physiotherapist (“CCRT” or “CCRP”). You’ll find more information on the Tripawds Foundation website, just hop on over by clicking below.
22 February 2013
This was so informative!! The tip about doing Rehab BEFORE ampu makes such good sense. Everything shared made sich good sense👍
The way Phillipa is able to read the needs of each sog…what’s working, what’s not….what’s beneficial, what’s not…quite a gift.
While I knew a lot of Meg’s backstory of the nine months of hell she (and moreso Clare) went thru, it still broke my heart to hear snippets of it again.
And yet, here we are, in spite of every hurdle Meg and Clare face, they have found the silver lining in all this as it lead them to Phillipa, at a time when she can benefit most from her knowledge.
I have to confess, the first several minutes of the interview I was watching Meg steal the show with her antics designed to draw attention to her😎😂
Of course, seeing the video of Meg and Elsie Pie having so much fun was an extra bonus for is all💖💖💖
Thank you so much for purring this together for us👍
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
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!
Thanks Sally! Yeah we learned a lot too, glad you found it helpful. “Prehab”…who knew?! And I agree, Meg and Clare are quite the duo, they look into things and weigh their options in a smart way, picking and choosing what is best for Meg’s quality of life. We sure loved seeing her too!
15 December 2015
OMD! I’ve only just seen this. Thanks for doing such a great job putting it all together. (I loved the snippets of Meg and Pie playing in the snow) and for inviting us to take part. I know we both really enjoyed chatting with you and I hope people will find some of the information useful. Meg and I have gained so much from this community and this site.
Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx
Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie My life as a MEG-A-STAR
Oh yikes sorry I forgot and didn’t send you a link Clare! I’m glad you like it and we are so grateful you took the time to do this important podcast. Thank YOU so much for all you do to support and help others.