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Does anyone on here have a three legged dog ?

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frumpet Sun 27-Dec-15 10:20:40

I have seen a lovely rescue dog which I think would fit in well with our family , but he has three legs . Doesn't bother me , but DH is whittering on about it needing more care vet wise . Surely if you keep their weight at a acceptable level they shouldn't experience any more problems than their four legged counterparts ?

insancerre Sun 27-Dec-15 10:30:01

I don't but one of my friends did when I was a child. They had no more problems with Hoppy than the other dogs they had.

JohnThomas69 Mon 28-Dec-15 04:17:30

One less leg to worry about. If they've not had any complications post surgery it's highly unlikely it will be of any concern in the future. I Had a dog with a fused/peg leg and it never needed any further treatment.

JohnThomas69 Mon 28-Dec-15 04:25:13

On a separate note it did make her rather special and the focus/admiration of many a stranger during our walks. Many hidden positives and in all honesty it did make the whole experience of caring for her so much more rewarding.

ChairRider4 Mon 28-Dec-15 12:46:20

Think there is a tri pod group on face book they may be able to help

knobblyknee Mon 28-Dec-15 15:11:23

It depends if its the front or back leg thats missing. A missing back leg is usually nothing to worry about. But a missing front leg puts extra strain on the elbow of the other front leg, and that can give out.
Vets usually wont amputate the front leg of a heavy barreled dog. Its the front legs that carry the weight of the animal, thats why their front paws are rounder than their hind paws.

TheCunnyFunt Mon 28-Dec-15 20:34:20

The people that run the kennels where my greyhound came from used to have a pet tripod greyhound. She would stand on one leg and dig holes in the garden grin

frumpet Mon 28-Dec-15 20:42:15

It is a back leg knobbly , the breed tend to be front heavy so I would assume that it would be less of a problem . He is quite young, so fit and well otherwise .

knobblyknee Mon 28-Dec-15 20:55:30

I wouldnt be concerned about that. Is your other half actually worried about having a less than perfect dog?

TheCunnyFunt ...where there's a will..! smile

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