In this episode (010), I talk about dog amputations, my experience in doing physical therapy with dogs after they have an amputation, my rehab suggestions, and various tips along with a peek inside the world of veterinary medicine from my perspective. I also share a very personal and heartbreaking story of my own dog, a golden retriever named Megan, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her leg and amputating her leg was a possible treatment option. In addition, I offer helpful physical therapy resources for dog parents who either have or will soon have a “tripawd” (a dog with three legs).
This will be a 2 part series on dog amputations. In the next episode, I talk with a client who shares her experience with her Great Dane, Shira, who had a front leg amputation in 2017.