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Founder & Chief Fun Officer

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Wyatt Ray
Spokesdawg & Lead Regulator

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Tripawds E-books Library Fast Dog Amputation Help

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Name: Mo Betaman
Website: https://tripawds.com
Bio: I will always miss Jerry. Readers may notice I write in the plural "We" since he is always at my side in Spirit when moderating these blogs and forums. Learn more about Jerry and how Tripawds came to be at https://tripawds.com/2010/05/11/jerrys-story-how-tripawds-came-to-be/

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Tripawds Is A Global Community!
With more and more members joining from all over the world, Tripawds is making it easier for anyone to access helpful pet amputation resources, assistance programs, and support from others who understand – regardless of their native language. More)
How to Navigate the Tripawds Community
For more than ten years, the Tripawds community has compiled numerous resources to help those faced with amputation for their beloved cats and dogs. What started with Jerry's Blog has grown into a network (More)
Try These Simple Starter Exercises for Tripawds
Our Tripawds Spokesdawg Wyatt Ray has become quite the role model for three-legged dog fitness. But he didn't get there overnight. After his amputation it took months for him to rebuild strength. (More)
Texas A&M Vet Rehab and Swimming Tips for Tripawd Dogs
Now that Tripawds Spokesdog Wyatt Ray is officially middle-aged, he gets regular wellness exams. Recently we checked into at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Te (More)
Tripawds Videos to Help Inform Vets, And Pet Parents
Did you see the new Tripawds Foundation video? :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFqw4jU2Dig We will be looping this cute 30 second clip along with the video below and oth (More)


Recent Comments (All Comments)

Donna, the AST harness is not designed for any specific limb amputation. It works very well regardless of which leg is missing. See all AST harnesses here. (More)
PS: For more feedback from members, consider posting in the discussion forums or feel free to call the toll-free Tripawds Helpline. Start here for help finding the many Tripawds Resources! (More)
Ruby is luck to have you! Thank you for sharing her story, we look forward to following her progress. Your future blog posts and pages will publish immediately without requiring moderation. The best thing you can possibly do is consult with a a certified canine rehab therapist for a professional evaluation, treatment recommendations and specific (More)
Welcome and thank you for sharing Gen's story! We look forward to following his progress. Your future blog posts and pages will publish immediately without requiring moderation. (More)
Thanks for the update! Please be sure to add a title to your posts or there will be no link to your blog in the Recent Posts widgets found throughout the Tripawds community. We fixed this one for you. :-) (More)


3 Responses to “Ouch.”

  1. My Jaxson is 9 years old and very active. Playful, loves to run, hike and jump fences. He had osteosarcoma in his leg and was in very severe pain. But he just had surgery 3 days ago, amputating his rear right leg. He still has not started using his other rear leg or even putting weight on it. He acts as tho he can’t even feel anything back there. He even drags his butt sometimes. When we take him outside, in a sling, he just drags the leg. He went a long time before having the amputation. I would think he had enough strength to pick his back end up, but no. Is this normal? It sure does not seem that way at all. Maybe we are being too pushy? Trying to see results too quickly? He even seems discouraged and depressed. We are seeing the vet today about this issue. Just thought I’d get a little advice from someone who has been they this. Please, I’d love to hear any experiences. ❤️

    • Best wishes for Jaxson. Every dog’s recovery is different, and overdoing it too soon can certainly cause mobility issues. Confinemnt and moderation are key to a speedy recovery, and proper rehab is important. You will find plenty of tips in the Tripawds e-books or by searching the blogs and forums. And you can call the toll-free Tripawds Helpline anytime! Start here for help finding the many Tripawds resources.

      Our best advice is to consult with a certified rehab vet/tech for an orthopedic evaluation, treatment recommendations and strengthening exercises you can do at home. Visit a CCRT or CCCRP and the Tripawds Foundation can even pay for your first visit from the Maggie Moo Fund for Tripawd Rehab!

  2. I am fostering a 5 year old dobe that was hit by a car last year. The rescue tried several surgeries to save the leg but we lost that battle last week. She has had a year to get used to having only three good legs but the amputation has definitely been a change. Any tips on how to help a big dog relearn how to get up, get around and how to potty will be greatly appreciated.

    • You will find many helpful rehab tips and videos by searching the blogs and forums, or save time by downloading Loving Life on Three Legs. The absolute best recommendation is to consult with a certified rehab therapist for an orthopedic evaluation, treatment recommendations and strengthening exercises you can do at home. Visit a CCRT or CCCRP and the Tripawds Foundation can even pay for your first visit from the Maggie Moo Fund for Tripawd Rehab!

  3. My three year old Maltese was hit by a school bus and lost his leg because of it. He is taking pain medication as he had surgery just five days ago. I know the medicine makes them sleepy but he hardly wants to get out of his kennel. He has only slept in it a night, otherwise he has gone with me everywhere. Now that’s the only place he wants to be. Is this normal? When should I be concerned? Do you think he’s ok?

    • Hi coopersmom, sorry to hear about your pup but so glad that he survived the accident! Five days isn’t a long time after surgery but if he is behaving oddly I would ask your vet to adjust his pain medication. He may need more or less, but what you are describing sounds like he isn’t getting enough. Also please consider joining our Discussion Forums for more insight from the community. See you there!

  4. Darling Wyatt, you sure are a Wonder Dawg!! You know no limits my friend!! You really had your Mum and Dad scared though!!! Thank goodness there is no surgery in your future!!! Keep keeping well my darling boy!
    Hugs and love all around ♥️ ♥️ ♥️

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