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March 27th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

At Tripawds Headquarters we are always trying to find new ways to serve you better. Recently we decided to streamline the Tripawds Featured Blogs so from today on, we won’t be updating this one. But don’t worry, we will still spotlight great products for Tripawds that you can get on Amazon. Only now you’ll see these things in Tripawds Gear, Tripawds Nutrition and Tripawds News.

And of course your Amazon purchase will still support the Tripawds Nation when you

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Did you know that whenever you shop at Amazon, you can help support the Tripawds community? Whether you’re buying something for people or pets, as long as you start your Amazon shopping trip here, a portion of all purchases you make helps offset the costs of maintaining the Tripawds community.

Thank you for keeping the Tripawds Nation going!


Post Amputation Cat Litter Helps Prevent Infection

March 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Products

Using the litter box can be tricky for new amputee cats. Keeping your cat’s amputation incision clean is one of the most common concerns among Tripawd cat parents. Many discuss this important post amputation cat litter box issue in our new “3-Legged Cats” Discussion Forum topic. That’s where you’ll find many tips about how to help your Tripawd cat and today we’d like to add another one.

Post Amputation Cat Litter Helps Prevent Infection

Some cats need more time than others to figure out how to use the litter box after amputation surgery. In their quest to be clean and tidy, many Tripawd cats fall over in the litter box when trying to cover up their business. Extra patience and encouragement and sometimes a few modifications are needed to get a new amputee cat back into the box with ease.

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Good thing Dr. Elsey’s Senior Cat Litter is available on Amazon. We heard about this great feline product while exhibiting for Tripawds Foundation at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. What caught our eye was the Dr. Elsey’s Senior / Post Surgery Cat Litter display. This didn’t look like any other cat litter we’ve seen.

Here’s why it works so well for post amputation Tripawd cats:

Dr. Elsey’s Senior Litter helps prevent bacterial contamination of the genital area because the litter absorbs urine odor and bacteria on contact, traps it inside the silica crystals, and wicks it away from the cat’s body. It won’t stick to the cat’s long hair and there’s no other formula like it.

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Why is Senior™ / Post Surgery Litter important to Cat Owners?

  • All Post Surgery cats need a clean, dry, bacteria free litter to heal in.
  • Dr. Elsey’s Senior helps prevent urinary infections
  • It’s 100% Bio-degradable
  • Made with non toxic biodegradable Silica Gel Crystals with natural herbal attractant to bring cats into the litter box.
  • Silica Crystals wicks moisture away from cat hair to keep them clean
  • Safe if inhaled or ingested

This litter can work well for any cat, but especially those with amputation incisions. Dr. Elsey has been a feline only veterinarian for over 35 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Nonuse of the litter box is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused, abandoned and placed in shelters. This cat veterinarian’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. He has an entire line of specialty litter that any kitty would be happy to have in their own litter box!

Get Dr. Elsey’s Senior™ Cat Litter on Amazon
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Teach Your Tripawd to Ride in a Pet Wagon

February 16th, 2017 · No Comments · Products

All Tripawd cats dogs need outdoor adventures. But for dogs, keeping up with the rest of the pack can be a challenge. That’s when this collapsible ATV pet wagon comes in handy!

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This off-road pet wagon holds up to 150 pounds!

Tripawds Keep Up with Off-Road Collapsible Pet Wagon

One of the biggest questions new Tripawd dog parents ask is: “How long should my Tripawd walk?” The answer depends on many factors, like the dog’s age and existing health condition. But generally speaking, rehab vets tell us:

♦  Go on shorter, more frequent walks throughout the day.
When fully recovered, a Tripawd’s walk should be no more than 15 or 20 minutes, maximum.

Of course we all want our Tripawds to come along on our adventures that take longer than 20 minutes. In the city, a pet stroller is a logical choice. Tripawd pet strollers are available for all sizes of pets from small to large. But there is a downside: the pet strollers we’ve discovered aren’t easy to use on dirt and sand.

When you want to hit the beach or hike the mountains, this off-road collapsible pet wagon can do the trick! Make your walk to the location easy peasy for your Tripawd hero. When you get there, that’s when the fun begins!

Mac Sports Heavy Duty Collapsible All-Terrain Pet Wagon Beach Cart

  • ROOMY INTERIOR – large capacity wagon, outer dimensions: approx. 36.2″ x 21.4″ x 24.59″ and sets up in seconds – no assembly required!
  • CONVENIENT COMPACT STORAGE – wagon folds to only 10″ thick! folded size approx. 31.48″ x 21.4″ x 9.64″ and includes a carry case.
  • LIGHTEN THE LOAD – The heavy duty frame allows loads up to 150 lbs., and the durable 600D fabric can be easily cleaned.
  • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES – include an adjustable handle for effortless transport, 2 mesh cup holders by the handle to keep your beverages secure, and a fold out table for drinks and food.
  • EASY TRANSPORT – perfect for hauling gear to outdoor sporting events, concerts, trips to the park or beach and great for use around the house.

A pet wagon can keep the pack’s adventures going. Just ask Henry’s Mom! She purchased one for her family’s annual beach reunion last fall.

“Henry loved the beach! And he didn’t hate the cart. Tomorrow we will go again!”

How Train Your Tripawd to Use a Stroller or Wagon

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With thanks to Ellie and Henry for this endorsement!

The first time out, don’t expect your Tripawd to jump into the collapsible pet wagon and say “Let’s roll!” Many dogs are apprehensive about riding in one — at first. In the excellent VetStreet article “Teach Your Dog to Ride in a Stroller” by Fear Free™ trainer Mikkel Becker, she advises pet parents to introduce pet strollers slowly.

Introduce the stroller at home. Bring the stroller into your house or backyard, someplace with minimal distractions; secure the wheels so that they won’t move. Either pick your dog up and place him in the stroller or lure him in with a treat.

Make sure your dog is secure. When you take your dog out in a stroller, make sure he is appropriately secured, to prevent him from running away if he falls or jumps out of the stroller.

Start out slowly. Some dogs may be nervous when the stroller starts to move. For this reason, only push or pull your pooch a few inches to start, and reward him with praise and treats for remaining calm.

Take your pooch on the road. Once your dog has mastered riding calmly in a minimal distraction environment, move on to places with more distractions. Start small: Visit your front yard or take a stroll around your neighborhood.”

Read it All: “Teach Your Dog to Ride in a Stroller


Tripawd Dachshund Rolf Shares His Dog Diaries

January 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Books

This looks like another great read about Tripawds of all shapes and sizes loving life on three legs!

Dog Diaries #10: Rolf the Tripawd Doxie

A dachshund loses a leg and finds his life’s calling—as a therapy dog!

Scrappy dachshund Rolf von Noodle may be missing a hind leg, but he’s got attitude and can-do spirit to spare! If anything, his tripawd status gives him something special: real empathy for people overcoming physical challenges.

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As his owner Mindy discovers, it makes him an ideal choice to become a therapy dog. With realistic black-and-white illustrations and an appendix that includes photographs and information about the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program, therapy dog training, tripod dogs, and more, this is the kind of fact-based fiction reluctant middle grade readers sit up and beg for!

Read Reviews for Dog Diaries #10

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The Perfect Leash for Tripawd Dogs on the Move

January 12th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Products

Walking an amputee dog is tricky for new and experienced Tripawd parents. That’s why we were excited to test a new polyurethane leash called. . . wait for it . . . The Perfect Leash®!

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“Oh boy, a test walk!”

Is it the Perfect Leash for Tripawd Dogs?

Three-legged dogs walk at a fast pace because momentum keeps them balanced. Try as we might to keep up with them, it often feels like we could knock them off balance if there’s too much tension on the leash. Products like the Webmaster and Convert harnesses have D-ring attachments for leashes, which help, but aren’t always the solution for many dogs.

Recently we met the good people at Bihlerflex, makers of many ingenious polyurethane products like The Perfect Leash. When we told them how tricky it is to walk a three-legged dog, they gave us a couple of leash samples to try on Tripawds Spokesdog Wyatt Ray. Of course, he was up to the challenge.

The moment we clipped the 35″ waterproof leash to Wyatt’s old Webmaster harness, we could feel a difference in how this polyurethane leash handles. Bihlerflex describes this leash as a “shock absorbing leash, designed to absorb the whiplash effect generated from when a dog suddenly pulls on the leash.” We agree that description is spot-on! It’s shorter than usual for leashes, but that wasn’t a problem.

The leash stretches just enough. We also attached it to his martingale collar. Wyatt could still pull a bit because after all, it’s not a “no-pull” device. But when he did pull on it, we didn’t feel our arm getting jerked. Wyatt couldn’t tell us in plain English how he felt on the other end of the leash, but we have to assume that it didn’t feel bad for him either.

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“Now this is different.”

Although Bihlerflex says that “the harder the dog pulls the more pressure and resistance is applied to the dog’s neck or back… making them not want to pull,” we honestly felt that the pressure and resistance wasn’t harmful to Wyatt’s body. It also wasn’t enough resistance to knock Wyatt over when we walked.

Reviewers on Amazon agree:

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About the only thing we aren’t crazy about on the Perfect Leash is the handle gets slimy when you are feeding treats during training sessions. Unlike a nylon lead that absorbs moisture, dog slobber slips around on this device and the only place to rub your hands is on yourself. Otherwise though, we love it. Thanks Bihlerflex!

You might also want to try:

The Perfect Leash 14-Inch Heeler Leash and 1-Inch by 24-26-Inch Collar Combo Set

Get The Perfect Leash on Amazon.

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