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Avoid Spills, Trim Your Tripawd’s Fur Between Toes

July 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Pet Health

Putting dog boots on your Tripawd is a nice option but it’s not always practical. One of the best ways to help your Tripawd dog or cat avoid falling on slippery floors is to clip the fur between their toes.

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Tripawd Wyatt slips on fancy floors.

Shaving pads and trimming your dog’s feet allows their paw pads to grip floors much better. But figuring it out how to do it is tough. We tried using scissors on Wyatt Ray’s feet once but that was tricky and dangerous. Here’s a better way to trim foot fur:

When it comes to safety, shaving a Tripawd’s feet and paw pads are all it takes for extra peace of mind on slippery floors. Here’s one highly-rated pet groomer to get you started. Give this a try and let us know how it worked.

Wahl 9281-210 Pet-pro Kit 13 Piece Pet Grooming Kit – Deluxe Series, Chrome/gray


  • Includes a super easy, step-by-step “how to” dvd
  • Self-sharpening, high-carbon steel blades are precision ground to stay sharp longer
  • Powerdrive cutting system easily cuts the thickest hair with 30% more power
  • Includes clipper, blade guard, storage case, oil, cleaning brush, scissors, styling comb, mirror, four guide combs, instructional dvd
  • 1 year limited warranty

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Answers to Veterinary Oncology Questions

June 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Pet Cancer

Do you have questions about chemotherapy treatments for dogs and cats, or want to know more about metronomic therapy, or nutrition for pets during chemo?

Board Certified Vet Oncologist Interview

mast cell cancer facts for Tripawds

Listen to the Tripawd Talk Radio podcast below for answers to common questions about veterinary oncology!

Our guest for this episode is Dr Steve Shaw, a Board Certified Veterinary Oncologist practicing at the SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care in California.

Veterinary Oncology 101 for New Tripawd Pawrents

Original Air Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015

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In this interview, Dr. Shaw discusses the basics of veterinary oncology for pets with cancer. Listen now to learn about important issues like:

  • How do vet oncologists decide on chemotherapy treatments for their patients?
  • What if I have different chemotherapy treatments to choose from? How do I decide which one to use?
  • Does chemo hurt? Will my pet get sick? What happens if she/he does? Is there anything I can do to avoid that?
  • Is there any way to cut the costs of chemo?
  • Are there any foods or supplements to avoid during chemo? If so, why?
  • What’s your take on holistic alternatives to chemotherapy?
  • What is the one thing that you wish pet parents would understand about chemo?”

Join the Tripawds forum discussion on this topic.

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Mast Cell Cancer Basics for Tripawds with Dr. Hohenhaus

May 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Pet Cancer

Is your dog or cat facing amputation because of mast cell cancer?

If so, get the mast cell cancer facts in this Tripawd Talk Radio podcast with veterinary oncologist  Ann E. Hohenhaus, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology & Small Animal Internal Medicine) at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, a non-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal care since 1910.

Mast Cell Cancer Facts for Tripawds

Listen below as Dr. Hohenhaus teaches us everything we need to know about mast cell cancer including:

  • What is the difference between a “mast cell” and a “mast cell tumor”?
  • How do does mast cell cancer present in dogs and cats?
  • Are there things we can do to prevent it, or catch it before it spreads?
  • What do vets do to diagnose mast cell cancer?
  • Is mast cell cancer treatable? If so, how?
  • What is the prognosis for this cancer?
  • Are there new treatments to help make mast cell cancer easier to live with?

After the show, Dr. Hohenhaus was kind to respond by email to a mast cell cancer question we didn’t get time to ask:

  • When is radiation therapy recommended for Mast Cell Cancer and how do we know if it will work?

Her response was:

Radiation therapy for the treatment of canine cutaneous mast cell tumors has been studied in a number of research publications starting in the early 1990’s. The results from these studies is similar. In dogs where mast cell tumors cannot be surgically removed with clean margins, radiation therapy administered to the area where the tumor has previously been removed prevented recurrence of the tumor in a large proportion of dogs. Dogs treated with radiation have experienced survival times well in excess of 2 years.
Radiation therapy is a local treatment and if the mast cell tumor is expected to spread systemically, chemotherapy is also indication.

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Tripawds Party Event Flier

April 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Tripawds

Help Spread the Word About Tripawds Pawty 2015!

Download and print this flier to help spread the word about the Pet Cancer Awareness Month Party with Greyhounds Rock and Tripawds members, May 23 & 24, 2015.

Tripawds Event Flier

Tripawds members up and down the East Coast are encouraged to distribute this flier at:

  • Pet Stores
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Canine Rehab Centers
  • Dog Wash Locations
  • Dog Parks & More!

Will you be joining us?

Tripawds Pawty 2015 is special celebration of the Tripawds Nation and Greyhounds Rock in honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month happening in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Memorial Day weekend.

Tripawds 2015 Virgina Party Info

See who is going and volunteer to help in the Tripawds Parties Discussion Forum topic!


Chemo for Canine Osteosarcoma is Nothing to Fear, Says Sarge

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Pet Cancer

Chemotherapy for canine osteosarcoma sounds scarier than it really is. Just ask Sarge and his fabulous veterinarian  Dr. Aaron Heintz, DVM of Wedgewood Pet Clinic in Oklahoma City. Dr. Heintz was totally cool allowing Sarge’s Mom to share these chemo treatment videos. He even took time to explain the entire process in Sarge’s blog post, “Dr. Heintz DVM walks us through a chemo treatment with Sarge.

Chemotherapy Videos of a Dog with Osteosarcoma

Sarge is about to show you that chemotherapy is nothing to be afraid of. With a great vet like Dr. Heintz and your good attitude, your pet can conquer osteosarcoma chemo. Here’s what it looks like:

Step 1: Pre-Chemotherapy Blood Draw

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Step 2: Dr. Heintz Explains Chemo for Osteosarcoma

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Step 3: Preparing the IV

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Step 4: Medications Before Chemotherapy

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Step 5: Giving IV Fluids

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Step 6: Injecting Carboplatin Chemo Drug

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Step 7: Relax and Get Spoiled

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As you can see, chemotherapy for pets with cancer is a much different than it is for people. Animals don’t usually have bad side effects like nausea or losing hair and most bounce back quickly. Consult with a board-certified veterinary oncologist to learn if your dog or cat is a good candidate for chemotherapy to fight cancer.

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