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Kanaka

Sarcoma amputation recovery

Kanaka

Week 3

July 4th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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It has been a while since we’ve posted here. Kanaka has been finding more of his old self and favorite places. He is still a little unsteady when he wakes up, but if there are shrimp involved he can move surprisingly well (and fast). We have placed a couple of ramps so he can get to some of his old places. A long one in the bedroom allows him to get up and look out the window. He took to that one right away – and it is 6′ long! The shorter ones we bought on Amazon and have adjustable height. The carpet that came installed on these was a type of indoor/outdoor that has been reversed to put the anti-skid surface on the outside to help your animal get some traction. Did not work so well for him. Pulled the carpet and put some short shag on there (remnant from local flooring store) and secured the legs with plastic wire ties. Still could not coax him up. Got some catnip spray. That did the trick! This morning he came up on our bed and snuggled down where he like to be without any prompting or help. Big surprise for us and made us very happy. We are all having to adjust our lives a bit, but we are looking to many more years with our furry, three legged family member. We want to thank all the folks that have posted responses to this blog. Your encouragement is very much appreciated.


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  • benny55

    Well Kanaka, looks like you are mastering this tripawd stuff like a Champ! And you are, indeed, a Champ!

    And yoj certainly jave uour hoomans well trained in ramp,placement.

    I know having you return to some of your regular habits just lights up their world 😁

    And YAY for carnip spray!
    And a big YAAAAAAAAY for a AAAATHREE WEEK AMPUVERSARY!!😁

    Looking forward to celebrating a gazillion mpre! Jey, how avout some three week pictures of uoir cute self!

    Hugs
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • jerry

    Welcome back, it’s good to know things are moving along for you and Kanaka. And we So appreciate the tip about catnip spray as a bribe. Good job! Lots of dogs refuse to use ramps but Kanaka knows there’s something good waiting on the other end, what a go-getter!

    We would love to see photos / video of him using the ramp. Then he can show off in front of all the doggies who are too afraid to use one! 😉

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