Tripod dogs can live happy, full lives. They readily adapt to their disability and have indomitable spirit.
Tripods may need help with mobility including ramps, stairs, and wheelchairs. Expect higher vet costs.
Daily cleaning of leg area, massages, joint supplements, and routine vet checks are important.
Custom dog wheelchairs can assist with long walks and playing. Take time to introduce and positively reinforce.
Building rear leg strength through exercises like sit-to-stand can improve mobility over time.
Recently amputated dogs need supervised activity. Allow at least 2 weeks for surgical healing.
Feed a high-quality diet to maintain a lean body weight. Excess weight strains the remaining legs.