I have a friend that goes by city slicker over on the Refuge. His dog had an accident and he is having a hard time about having the dog's leg amputated. I thought if you would please tell him about your experiences with that. I tried to find the link to the posts on here and was just gonna post him a link to them but I can't find it. He has a great dog . Just an unfortunate accident........Otey
this thread is worth reading. I've got a dog getting operated on Friday for a mast cell removal, so it's kind of a sensitive issue around here as well.
The best way I've heard it stated (by someone on this forum, I believe) is that a dog only needs three legs, but God gave them a spare, just in case.
Best of luck to your friend.
This may be of some value.
I got an email from him and he said he was trying to resurrect his account on RTF. I have no remaining piece of any former account that he had on RTF. He can re-register, no problem.
Much of the stuff about Luke was lost in the accidental info purge back when I was in a hurry to clear the 60 day limit off the old classifieds format. I went overboard and hit the button for the entire RTF database and then spent a while hitting whatever button I could to stop it.
We lost A LOT of info in that accidental dump and our provider was unable to recover it via backup.
An amputation for a dog is a setback, but is not the end.
Luke had several good years, after his amputation. His accident was when he was 9 and was already retired from entries in dog games. I actually put him back in the HRC program and put his HRCH on him for therapy. (He was a NAHRA GMHR prior to the accident)
Here is another link -- http://www.labmed.org/buddy.html
Over a decade ago I was on Labrador-L and was a part of the forming of LabMed.Org
On my bookshelf right now I have a custom-made Sandicast sculpture of a three-legged yellow Labrador representing "Bullet/Buddy."
Thanks Chris and everyone else. His dog was one of those dogs that you see at a HT and the dog just impresses the heck out of you. Otey
tip of the hat here....that has to be a tough thing to go through......
I remember seeing Cash when Slick came on a Canada goose hunt with us. Really nice dog. Slick was very proud of him, and I hated to hear about his injury. I imagine with advances in canine ortho that amputation isn't the only option. If this is something that is due to financial circumstances, would this qualify for the "giveback fund"?
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