Tag Archives: tripawd

Limb Amputation: Can My Pet Survive?

A three-legged dog on grass

Veterinarians talk with pet families about many very difficult topics: failing kidneys, life-threatening injuries from automobile accidents, and the need for emergency surgery. But as an oncologist, one of the most difficult conversations is about limb amputation. This topic has been on my mind lately because of two challenging patients with somewhat unusual causes of

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Holiday Gifts for the Naughty and Nice Pets on Your List

A room with a view What kitten wouldn't want to find a bunk bed and playroom under the tree with her name on it? The top bunk is perfect for a perching cat or a cat nap, and the bottom bunk for a game of hide-and-seek with a catnip mouse or jingle ball. Put some

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Tripawds Awareness Day

Sunday was Tripawds Awareness Day on the cleverly chosen date of 3/3. To celebrate tripawds, I thought I would tell you about a triplet of tripawd patients. Every veterinarian has dog and cat patients with only three legs, or as one website calls them, tripawds. Because I am a cancer specialist, my tripawd patients all

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