Living With Three Legs
We received the following post on our message board which was addressed by myself and another member.
I have a 10 year old German shepherd and I don’t know much about dogs in general. I consider him old because of how long i have had him. He was attacked by a neighbors dog and had a serious injury to his left leg. The leg may need amputation. He is a very active dog, vigilant and watchful. I’m concerned about his options for a quality life after that.
Believe it or not, but dogs actually do very well with three legs. Unlike humans, dogs adapt much easier than we do. Here is a link to a site that offers some very helpful tips:
Three Legged Dog Care
I watched a tv segment last night about a dog that received a new prosthetic leg which was very cool. It’s not cheap but it is available for around $7,500. Here is the story and associated photos you may find interesting to read.
Dog Received Prosthetic Limb