Research findings from orthopedic disease management of three-legged amputee dogs as concluded by Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dr. Contreras and Dr. Duerr.
The results from the first of an ongoing series of Tripawds Amputation and Cancer Care surveys are in!
The purpose of the survey was to get the backstory on our Tripawds heroes who defied all odds and lived beyond one year with osteosarcoma.
We received 50 responses which gave us some terrific insight into what types of treatments they pursued, when and if metastasis happened and their overall survival times.
Interesting survey findings include:
- 66% of respondents were front leg amputees
- Most amputations occurred within one week of diagnosis
- Nearly one-quarter of pawrents did not pursue chemotherapy or other treatments after amputation
- Palladia was given to Tripawds after metastasis by nearly one-quarter of respondents
Three years ago in 2010 Tripawds embarked on a single major survey to study the reasons why our members lost a leg. Now, you can help keep the information flowing. We will continue to gather statistics about the lives of our Tripawds heroes in short, 10-question surveys you can take throughout the year.
All survey results will be compiled into this spreadsheet and will be available to the public for extrapolation.
We look forward to hearing all about your life on three legs. Thank you for your ongoing participation!
Dog parents share canine amputation and bone cancer care experiences, resources and advice in the first Tripawds Amputation and Cancer Care Survey.