Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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Guests: Dicki L. Kennedy, DVM, CCRP
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: 6:00pm EST (3:00 Pacific)
Duration: 30 min.
Call In Number: (646) 716-5450*
Tune In Here: http://www.blog.....nditioning
Dr. L. Kennedy is Founder and President of ARCC: Animal Rehab & Conditioning Center in Greenville, South Carolina. http://www.anim.....nville.com
She is a renowned veterinarian who is making the world a more pain-free place for pets as founder of Animal Rehab & Conditioning Center, a state of the art facility that emphasizes conditioning and pain management through life style changes.
She has worked with hundreds of pets in her career focusing on alleviating pain and allowing our pets to live longer, happier and healthier lives. Dr. Kennedy has helped pets with surgical, medical, and genetic problems along with helping competitive canine athletes return to their sport and achieve their long term goals.
Dr. Kennedy even has her own senior Tripawd kitty, and truly understands the needs of our three-legged heroes. Recently she has worked with Tripawds member Domino, which is documented in the Tripawds Downloads blog .
In this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio , we'll ask Dr. Kennedy her tips for Tripawds including:
- Do dogs or cats make better Tripawds? Why?
- When it comes to the long-term health of any Tripawd, what are some mobility issues to consider?
- What are some recommended pain management steps to ask your vet to take both before and immediately after amputation surgery?
- When is a good time to get started with rehab therapy? How can we find a qualified practitioner / center?
- What's the best kind of exercise our Tripawd can get at home?
Call in with your questions or post them below no later than Friday, November 7.
Join us in the live Tripawds Chat room during the show!
*You do not need to call in to listen to the show. Only call if you have questions you would like answered live on the air.
13 May 2014
Love Dr. Kennedy! Domino and I had so much fun at her place! Can't wait to listen in.
Cassie and Domino
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Domino had his left front leg amputate on May 13th 2014 after being hit by a car. He's now living a happy healthy life on three legs :)