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Violet the Tripawd Dog

Violet's adventure as a three-legged dog

Violet the Tripawd Dog

Post-Op Update

February 3rd, 2017 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Violet’s surgery went really, really well yesterday. We received several calls throughout the day with updates, and all were good news. She was doing better than most other pets they have seen go through a procedure like this. Last night she was able to go outside and was getting the hang of hobbling around on three legs! She even ate three meatballs of food that were offered to her.

The overnight stay at the vet went over without a hitch–she just slept all night. Dr. Crane (our surgeon) called this morning and said that she didn’t want to eat the canned food he offered her (though I think it’s because he is a man, and she is very nervous about men). Besides┬áthat she was doing well besides hating the “cone of shame.” Dr. Baldwin, our normal doctor, called a couple hour later. She had stopped in on her day off to check on Violet and was just amazed at how she is currently doing. She is hopping around with no problems and could probably do just fine without the sling supporting her hind end. However, we will continue to use the sling anyway as a precaution. Dr. Baldwin took Violet outside and was able to get her to eat about 3/4 of the can of food. She’s still having some trouble learning how to squat and pee, but that will come with time. Overall everything is going just swimmingly and we can pick our fluff up at 4:00 this afternoon!

Just wanted to give a quick update! I’m SO excited to pick our girl up this afternoon. I’ll keep everyone posted once we’re settled in.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • otisandtess

    Very exciting! Glad she is doing so well and coming home soon!

  • mom2shelby

    This sounds great!!! Over-achiever and above the curve! I am sure you are ready to get her home. Make sure you keep her as calm and zen as possible. Less movement is best even though they want to show you they can take on the world!

    And eating like a champ! Great job Violet! We cannot wait to see more photos!

    Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart

  • TripawdEffie

    How wonderful!

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