...... And Fantastic Family Member
You will be certainly and pleasantly surprised by how awesome a three-legged dog can be as an addition to your family. Tripawds are often under-appreciated. This is so sad, as the loss of a leg has no bearing on a dog’s ability to love, have a quirky personality, be a loyal companion or even a guard dog. Would be intruders don’t stop to wonder how many legs the dog barking ferociously from within might have while they are heading for the hills.
There are many roads that can lead to a dog being a tripawd. Accidents, injuries, or illness may lead to an amputation. Sometimes they are just born that way. Regardless of the reason, tripawds are pretty much the same as other dogs—less one limb. Many dogs thrive on three limbs.
Home Sweet Home,
Does your home meet with your tripod’s approval? When you bring your tripawd home, give them time to explore at their own pace. There’s a chance they have never climbed stairs before or stretched out on a couch. Always use patience and positive reinforcement training to encourage them to tackle new activities. They will be pros in no time.
There are somethings you can do that will make it easier for your furry friend. Elevate their food and water bowls. This will help them maintain their balance. Runners on hard wood, tile floors and stairs will help keep your dog from slipping or taking a nasty fall. Check the house for hazards you may not have thought of before.
Tripawds have very few limitations
Tripawds have very few limitations and a whole lot of love to give. Provide them with the care they need, and they’ll go on to live long and happy lives. There is a huge online community of people with tripod pets, where you can exchange tips, experiences, and get ideas on helpful products.
Tripawd dogs don’t let their uniqueness stop them from being amazing, loving pets. Three-legged dogs are bound to amaze you with what they’re capable of. Just spend some time with one and you’ll see how playful, active and full of joy they are—just like any of their four-legged friends
Hound Power's Own Ms. Neefy
This is my girl Neefy; she is a true warrior and has been a Tripawd since May, 2019. She lost her leg due to the dreaded Osteosarcoma. Deciding to amputate her leg was such a difficult decision but I am so glad that I did.I cannot even describe how much I love this dog. I remember waiting for her during surgery. I was such a mess crying at home.
Then when I picked her up, I felt nothing but love, pure joy and gratitude. She lost her leg but she was still as happy as can be and I thought what is wrong with me feeling so badly when she is still my happy laid back Neefy. She inspires me to do better, to live in the moment and reminds me to be happy with what I have. Sometimes we forget what matters and when I feel down, I remind myself of her and my other animals as well.
Ms. Neefy, Unique, Funny, Loving, Beautiful and above all…. AMAZING
Photo Credit: Victoria Stevens