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April 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

There is so much to learn about being a Tripawd parent. We want to make it easier for you to do so. In order to give you the best Tripawds information on the web, we are streamlining Tripawds Featured blogs like this one.

This Tripawds Downloads blog will no longer actively publishing content on a regular basis. But don’t worry!

You will find great videos, podcasts like Tripawd Talk Radio and important pet health resources more easily here:

And of course you can still download the best Tripawds e-books and other helpful information here!

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Get the best recovery and care information in Tripawds e-books!

If you are ever overwhelmed and not sure where to begin with the many resources the Tripawds community offers, start here for help, and an e-book coupon!


Advances in Pet Cancer Treatment and Prevention Spread Hope

February 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Pet Cancer

Pet cancer treatment and prevention is more promising than ever before. It sounds hard to believe, but according to experts gathered at a 2016 roundtable sponsored by Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd., advances in pet cancer are light years ahead of where they were ten years ago.

“Having worked in veterinary oncology for 30 years, the future looks brighter than ever before. There are advances being made in molecular diagnostics, genomics, and proteomics that give me such incredible hope that we’ll be able to treat and eventually cure the majority of cancers that we see.” —Gerald Post, DVM, MEM, DACVIM (Oncology), Practice Owner, The Veterinary Cancer Center, Norwalk, CT

Download “Advances in pet cancer: Innovation in research, scientific collaboration, therapy, and prevention.”

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Cancer is no longer a death sentence for our pets. Download the “Advances in Pet Cancer” roundtable paper to find out why. You’ll discover fascinating news such as:

The Biggest Advances to Fight Pet Cancer

Get a peek at new treatments being offered such as:

How Nutrition Can Lower the Risk and Treat Pet Cancer

Hope is priceless when you’re dealing with cancer. This fantastic paper explains why you can have hope, and why the future does look better than ever for any pets (and people!) facing cancer. We encourage you to download the pet cancer treatment and therapies roundtable paper today.

With special thanks to Blue Buffalo for giving us this much needed ray of sunshine!

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More Downloads About Pet Cancer Treatment

“Help Your Dog Fight Cancer” Author Laurie Kaplan on Tripawd Talk Radio
Learn How Pet Cancer Clinical Trials Seek Cancer Clues and Cures



Weight Loss Ideas for Pets on Three (and Four) Legs

January 23rd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Pet Health

It’s easy to miss those extra pounds our Tripawds could be wearing. Thankfully it’s easier for dogs and cats to lose weight than it is for us. If you suspect your dog or cat is exceptionally “fluffy,” then sit back and learn these weight loss ideas for pets on three (and four!) legs. Your guide today is the acclaimed pet weight loss veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, DVM.

Get Pet Weight Loss Ideas on Tripawd Talk Radio

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“The most important decision that pet parents make every day regarding their pet’s health is what they feed it,” says Dr. Ward. “You’ve got the most powerful tool in your hand: the ability to precisely measure food every day,” he explains. Most pet parents are shocked to learn that even exercise is not as important as the amount and type of food put in a pet’s bowl each day.

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Dr. Ernie Ward is founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention

Dr. Ward is founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an organization dedicated to recognizing, treating and preventing pet obesity. We learned so much from Dr. Ward in this Tripawd Talk Radio episode.

For instance, he tells us that “Weight loss in dogs and people is about 60 to 70 percent of what we eat, and only 30 to 40 percent what we burn,” says Dr. Ward. “For cats it’s 90 percent diet and only 10 percent exercise. So if you’re going to play the numbers game you focus much more on the food bowl.”

Tripawd Dog Weight Loss Tips

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Is your Tripawd fluffy?

Since Tripawds are more limited on the type of exercise they should be doing in order to burn calories, Dr. Ward has some interesting advice that’s different for cats and dogs.

“If you have a Tripawd dog,” he says, “You’ll need to make sure that you are looking at calories. You have to count calories. People with regular dogs, maybe can get away with not being attentive to those details. But YOU have to be very careful. If you go to my website we have all kinds of pet weight loss calculators and calorie calculators. But that’s a starting point. You really want to work with your vet,” he says.

“If you’ve got a dog with three legs and you’re going ‘I can’t help him stay at a healthy weight because he can’t exercise,’ I say ‘Wrong!’ Because you’ve got the most powerful tool in your hand and that is the ability to precisely measure food every day,” he adds. “So if they’re getting overweight it’s not because of a lack of exercise it’s because of a lack of attention to calories.”

Tripawd Cat Weight Loss Tips

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Cat weight loss is tricky but not impossible.

When it comes to Tripawd cat weight loss tips, things get more complicated explains Dr. Ward. “For cats its a whole different equation because the physiology, the energy systems they use, it’s all different. For cats it’s 90 percent diet and only 10 percent exercise. That’s because cats use glycogen for energy, which is a sugar, as opposed to dogs and humans (we use fatty acids as our primary energy source). So dogs and cats are completely different when it comes to their nutritional needs and calorie burns and all these things,” he says. The trickier nature of feline physiology is why it’s so important to work with your vet to help your cat lose weight.

Get more weight loss ideas for pet.
Tune in to this Tripawd Talk Radio podcast!


DIY Core Strengthening Exercises for Cats

January 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments · DIY, Pet Health

Learning proper core strengthening exercises for cats is just as critical for our feline Tripawd family members as it is for three-legged dogs.

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Can you get cats to exercise? Definitely! (image:

Whether human or animal, we all need strong core muscles (abdominals) to keep us from injuring our backs and hips during movement. Much has been written about core strengthening exercises for dogs, but not as much for cats. Thankfully this is changing, and we aim to share these feline rehabilitation therapy tips and articles with you as we learn about them.

Thanks to our amazing and helpful Trikitty members and bloggers, we have two feline rehabilitation therapy articles to share with you today.

DIY Core Strengthening Exercises for Cats

Recently, Harry the Tripawd Cat made it clear that losing a leg wasn’t going to slow him down.

When his mom saw how good he was getting at moving around after amputation surgery, she asked an important question:

I just have some follow up wondering about core strengthening exercises . Are there any specific recommendations for cats (apart from the meercat pose, which we’ll be working on)? All the blog posts seem to be about dogs. I can’t imagine Harry using a stability disc….he’s stubbornly self directed. Although I do have a sit disc that I could give some things a try on.

Well, she’s right. Animal rehabilitation therapy is a pretty new science, about a decade old. Many general practice veterinarians aren’t even aware of the many wonderful things it can do for any animal but especially the three-legged kind. Veterinary rehabilitation therapy science, studies and classes are usually focused on dogs, so as a result we don’t have much to share about cats. But thankfully that’s changing and more is being studied and shared about doing rehabilitation therapy for cats. We are SO grateful to our feline Tripawds members for doing some digging and sharing these downloadable articles with us.

From the Animal Medical Center in New York:

How to Keep Your Cat Fit, Healthy and Happy

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Download the article to see how to exercise your Tripawd cat!

and for more reading check out

This Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery article

Feline Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Principles and Potential

More Tripawds Tips about Exercising Cats

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona also report that:

my vet suggested that Mona could maintain her remaining front leg mobility by playing with a feather by stretching her leg out to reach the feather. Mona likes to chase feathers on a stick on stairs and play with a laser light on the floor where she moves around really low to the ground.

Here’s a Tripawds News blog post that tells more about front-leg amputee Tripawd cat exercises. If you have any more to share please let us know!

Front Leg Tripawd Cat Tips and Tricks


Meet Animal Advocate Tripawd Mom Susan Marie and Olive the Doggy Diva

December 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Pet Cancer, Tripawds

Most people begin their Tripawd journey unexpectedly and Susan Marie of Sarasota, Florida was no different. When her beloved Maggy lost her leg to canine cancer seventeen years ago, she never dreamed how it could change her life in some pawsitive ways. If you’re in the early stages of coping with a pet cancer diagnosis, this episode will give you the hope you need for better days ahead.

Tripawd, Greyhound, Maggy, osteosarcoma

Maggy’s osteosarcoma diagnosis inspired a Greyhound cancer walk and more!

A Two-Time Tripawd Mom’s Story

As the Tripawds Community’s newest Tripawd Helpline host, Susan Marie and her current Tripawd Olive, aka The Doggy Diva, are helping animals here, in Florida and beyond. Their steadfast dedication to “giving the voiceless a voice,” as Susan Marie says, is making a difference for animals who need our help. This dynamic duo are the best example of how even a devastating cancer diagnosis can bring blessings that make the world a better place.

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Susan Marie and Olive, the Doggy Diva

In this Tripawd Talk Radio interview, Susan Marie shares her two-time Tripawd Mom experience. We learn:

  • What it was like to cope with canine cancer, when veterinary oncologists were hardly in existence?
  • How Maggie changed her world for the better.
  • Why she decided to be a two-time Tripawd Mom by adopting Olive, a “special needs” Italian Greyhound.
  • The biggest lessons that Maggy and Olive have taught her.

Download this insightful Tripawd Talk Radio Episode Today!