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TAKEN: Ultra Paws Rugged Dog Boots
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The Rainbow Bridge

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Hey everypawdy, Paula and Nitro won these Large Ultra Paws boots in the Angel Exchange, and they’re so generous, they are donating them to a Tripawds member in need!

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Please review the boots sizing and description here, and if you’d like them, respond to this post please. Thanks!

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Yes Paula and Nitro are very generous!!!! I don’t think they kept anything they won in the auction! VERY, VERY KINDheart

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!

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Hello, my 6 year old Rhodesian ridgeback, Macy, is due for a right front leg amputation. We live near Chicago and when I saw the post for the boots I thought about asking for them. They say it’s going to be a rough winter this year. I still don’t understand how they can predict that far ahead, but it’s better to be prepared. I worry about the ice around here. Please consider Macy as a candidate for the boots. Thank you, Carmie

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3 November 2016 - 4:48 pm
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Welcome Macy and pack, your future posts will not have to wait for approval.

You can send a PM to Jerry and let them know you are interested.  In case you haven’t figured that out yet I’ll send a PM for you.

Please consider starting a new topic and introduce Macy and let us know how we can help as you face surgery and recovery.

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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Welcome Macy and family….we are the ones donating the boots, and we live in Green Bay! I so want some deserving soul to benefit from these. My Dobe, Nitro has been a tripawd for over 2 years now, and while i think the boots are fabulous, I dont think he’d do well with them.

Another trick we learned to deal with snow and ice is a product called “Chicken Grit” that we got from Fleet Farm – not sure if you have them in Chicago, but any feed store should have it (or you can find it online). It’s like small pea gravel that chickens apparently need for food digestion. It’s pretty inexpensive, doesn’t hurt their feet and works GREAT. 

Good luck with Macy’s amp, and welcome to the family. Keep us posted.

Paula and Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

"Be good, mama loves you" free my beautiful Warrior

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