3 Legged Dog

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How to Care for a 3 Legged Dog
Dogs are incredibly resilient, and often a three-legged dog quickly forgets the missing limb completely. Three-legged dogs, also known as tripod dogs, can live productive, healthy, and long lives with minimal adaptations to their lifestyle or yours.

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Why do dogs have 3 legs
Losing a leg can be the result of many reasons, such as illnesses from cancer, leg trauma due to an accident, or congenital deformities or birth defects.

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Special accommodations
Because balance is compromised in three-legged dogs, they can slip easily on slick surfaces such as marble, linoleum, tile, and wood. To prevent slipping, put down runners and throw rugs, which also doubles as a soft spot for them to rest.

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Keeping a three-legged dog healthy
The most prevalent health concern with three-legged dogs is that arthritis can develop earlier than with other dogs. More stress, wear, and tear is placed on the remaining joints because they are missing a leg.

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Health considerations
Proper foot care is very significant for a three-legged dog because their footpads can easily crack from the additional weight placed on each paw. Also, it is imperative to keep the nails short and fur at the bottom of the feet trimmed to allow the dog to walk comfortably without slipping.

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Should I keep my disabled dog quiet
When you share your life with a three-legged dog, you naturally want to protect him from as much as possible, but it is essential to let your dog just be a dog. If a three-legged dog is prevented from doing all the things that dogs love to do, he will not live a satisfying life.

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Dupport groups and organizations

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