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Needed - tripawd boots and socks size M, 2.5 inch paw
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Riley is a street dawg from Istanbul.  His left front leg had an old injury.  The leg was not functional.  The Canadian vets and rescuers decided to amputate.  Today he is a lovely soft cuddly boy.  But he thinks he is normal and wants to run and jump and be crazy free!  So he needs good paw wear.  Anyone have used items we can use to keep Riley safe in his adventure of ice and snow world would be so much appreciated.

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20 October 2018 - 11:37 am
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Please provide Riley’s paw measurement to ensure a proper fit. Different dog boot manufacturers assign sizes differently and improperly fit boots can cause injury.

Find dog boot sizing instructions and download a paw measurement chart here.



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Hi there 🐾

I still have Angel Eurydice’s unused boots (they were too small) I think it’s a size L or XL.

Will try to find the original post with photos to share here. 

Hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🐮🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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20 October 2018 - 5:46 pm
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eurydice said
I still have Angel Eurydice’s unused boots (they were too small) I think it’s a size L or XL.

Please be sure to indicate what brand boots or confirm size/measurement for boots to prevent inappropriate size being used.

And Thank You!

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21 October 2018 - 7:40 am
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eurydice said
Hi there 🐾

I still have Angel Eurydice’s unused boots (they were too small) I think it’s a size L or XL.

Will try to find the original post with photos to share here. 

Hugs and cuddles 😘🐮💫✨🐮🌹  

I remember this post;) post below.
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27 October 2018 - 2:37 pm
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Thank you so much for your generous offer!  I measured Riley’s paw according to Tripawds and he is only a medium (2 1/2”) across.  Darn!  I would have loved to accept your Angel Euridice’s beautiful boots but I’m sure they will be too big.  I hope someone else will benefit from your loving donation.

Riley is a very active, strong and healthy 3 year old. I don’t know what happened to him.  Maybe he had a car hit him in Istanbul.  He has front left amputation now and is perfectly fine.  I’m trying to provide protection for him as he doesn’t know he is different and takes a few stumbles.  Thank you for caring about him.  All the best to you!

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27 October 2018 - 2:53 pm
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Hi Jerry!  I’m sorry I don’t know how to change the paw size on my original post.  Can you do it for me?  Hope all is well with you and thank you for all that you do for pets with amputations and their families!

Livermore, CA




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27 October 2018 - 4:38 pm
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I updated your post title to size M and added Riley’s paw measurement.

Good luck finding him some paw wear!

My Tripawd is a little rear amp Pug-mix who was hit by a car when she was 7 months old.  Elly is getting close to 4 years old now and still has some zoomies sometimes!  We don’t have snow and ice so I don’t have to worry about that, Elly doesn’t like anything on her feet so it’s a good thing she doesn’t need the extra traction .

Has Riley worn boots before? If not you might want to start with something cheaper like PAWZ booties.  They are inexpensive and disposable.  They are pretty much balloons for feet so won’t help with cold, but they might help you see if Riley will tolerate boots.

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.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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krun15 said
I updated your post title to size M and added Riley’s paw measurement.

Good luck finding him some paw wear!

My Tripawd is a little rear amp Pug-mix who was hit by a car when she was 7 months old.  Elly is getting close to 4 years old now and still has some zoomies sometimes!  We don’t have snow and ice so I don’t have to worry about that, Elly doesn’t like anything on her feet so it’s a good thing she doesn’t need the extra traction .

Has Riley worn boots before? If not you might want to start with something cheaper like PAWZ booties.  They are inexpensive and disposable.  They are pretty much balloons for feet so won’t help with cold, but they might help you see if Riley will tolerate boots.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls  

Thank you Karen.  Your advice is very much appreciated and I think I will try those boots you suggested.  Thanks so much.  Janet

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