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Violet the Tripawd Dog

Violet's adventure as a three-legged dog

Violet the Tripawd Dog

Night 3, Day 3

February 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Wow! I can’t believe how great Violet is doing. I woke up in the middle of the night last night to some noises and discovered that Violet had jumped up on the other couch and was making herself comfortable, haha! She is really not letting the loss of her other leg slow her down, and I am so happy that she’s not in pain anymore.

We’ve been trying to take her on short walks to help get her endurance up. She did great yesterday but was totally wiped out afterwards, and we only went to the mailbox and back (less than 1/4 mile total). Today she wanted to go a little farther, so tried it. She did great and even pooped on the first walk. The second walk was extremely windy, but she still wanted to go the same distance, so we did. I was able to order some of the FitPAWS balance pads so we can start working on core strength.

Eating and drinking is still normal and Violet has been doing really, really well with potty breaks. She still isn’t interested in her squeaky toys, but we are getting more tail wags and nose nudges for attention. It’s such a happy thing to see her feeling great and adjusting to her new normal!

Totally wiped out after her walk yesterday afternoon.

All smiles after this morning’s walk. She wants to keep going!


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  • benny55

    Looooove the pics…especially the close up!!! What a sweet face!!!

    For now, even though Miss Violet “thinks” she should be walking more, that’s a vit too much for her this early in recovery. She should just go out to do her potty business for now. And yeah, the core strength building strategy is good to incorporate after she fully recovers from this major surgery. That’s the better way to build up endurance, moreso than “distance” walking.

    It really is wonderful to hear how well she is doing. You seem to have the pain meds fogured out for her so she’s not in pain. Good job!

    AND YAY FOR POOP!!! 🙂 🙂

    You take it easy Miss Violet! We don’t want any busted stitches or sprained muscles, okay?

    Keep these great updates coming AND ADORABLE pkctures! 🙂

    Hugs

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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