Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
Tripawds is the place to learn how to care for a three legged dog or cat, with answers about dog leg amputation, and cat amputation recovery from many years of member experiences.
JUMP TO FORUMS ↓
Join The Tripawds Community
Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:
What does it mean to Be More Dog?
Find out in Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now by Tripawds founders Rene and Jim. Learn life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Get the book and find fun gifts in the Be More Dog Bookstore.
5 July 2021
Hi, I'm Kim and I'm new here - about to adopt my first tripawd dog (front leg) from a shelter. He's a lab mix, older fellow (5+ years) and had his amputation about 2 months ago. He's overweight and I feel that's making his adaptation tougher - he's still pretty slow and has a tough time getting around.
All that said, I'm looking for a local vet recommendation in OC who's experienced with tripods as well as any recommendations for physical therapy. I wish I had a pool for him, and I feel he'll need some good water-based rehab. I'd also love to consider a full limb prosthetic to help him out (but I might be getting ahead of myself, will try the wheelchair first!)
Thanks so much for any tips; I'm excited to join the tripawd community!
24 September 2009
Hi Kim, welcome. Your future posts won't need approval so post away!
My internet is terrible right now, but I will help you find a good OC rehab clinic in the AM. I grew up in the area!
For now see our 10 Things to Know About Adopting a Tripawd article. And thank you for giving this pup the pawesome home and family he deserves!