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Tripawd Talk Radio presents a conversation with three Tripawd Moms.
Join us for a conversation with three Tripawd Dog Moms as they share their unique experiences with amputation surgery, recovery and cancer care for their three legged dogs.
Meet Lori, mom to Chuck, a 175-lb Saint Bernard diagnosed with osteosarcoma in June 2013. Lori will call us from her home in Illinois and talk about the factors that led to choosing palliative pain-management care over amputation.
Read about Chuck
You'll also meet Linda, mom to Tucker, a handsome young Chocolate Lab from Ontario Canada who lost his leg last September from an invasive but localized sarcoma on his front right leg.
Read about Tucker
And last but never least, Tripawd Mom Karma will join us from her home in Georgia to discuss what it was like to make the amputation decision when her 12-year old Brendol was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
Read about Brendol
Coonect with hundreds of other active members of the Tripawds Blogs community and discussion forums, sharing their experiences with cancer and/or amputation for their dogs and cats.
(This silly half hour of three-legged banter was a test of the new Tripawd Talk Radio switchboard.) Join Tripawds members in the Live Chat or call in for the first ever Tripawd Talk Radio show. Tell us what you think future shows should discuss, and cheer for your team ... who's it gonna be – The Tripawds or the Monkeydogs?
DISCLAIMER: Information provided at Tripawd Talk Radio and Tripawds.com is not a substitute for medical care by your personally selected, qualified veterinary professional. Always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian prior to making any medical decisions or undergoing treatments or therapies, or if you have questions about your dog’s health. We advise against any medical decisions made without the direct involvement of your veterinary team. Tripawds.com is a project of Agreda Communications, which is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information available at Tripawd Talk Radio or Tripawds.com.
Alana, Dareth and Amy share the tales of their three legged cats with the Tripawds community!
Follow the three-legged adventures of these popular tri-kitties at their respective blogs:
Alana's Blog for Crepes: http://catinthefridge.com
Dareth's Blog for Misty: http://ddmckenna.tripawds.com/
Amy's Blog for Steve: http://stevetheprettytripawdkitty.tripawds.com/
Learn about Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS) in cats, feline cancer, and other common reasons kitties often require amputation. Hear about how to cope with diagnosis and care for cats during recovery after surgery.
Visit Tripawds to for more help, resources, and information about amputation for cats and dogs. Join the discussion and hop into the chat room or start your free Tripawds blog to share your story!
DISCLAIMER: Tripawd Talk Radio is intended for entertainment purposes, content herein should not be considered a substitute for veterinary advice. Please consult your vet with any medical concerns for your pets.
Join us for an informative discussion about holistic veterinary care with Dr. Richard Palmquist, DVM, Director of Integrative Health Services at Centinela Animal Hospital, Inc, Inglewood, California.
Dr. Richard Palmquist is President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF). He is the aauthor of Releasing Your Pet's Hidden Health Potential (a comprehensive guide to utilizing the power of nutrition and holistic modalities such as acupuncture, muscle response testing, and stem cell therapy to help your pet live a long, healthy life).
Dr. Palmquist will discuss how to apply the principles of holistic care to helping three-legged amputee dogs and cats live longer, with a special focus on integrative care for coping with cancer.
We will also talk about his work with the AHVMF.org's research and education grants for veterinary integrative medicine, including research funding to study canine cancer, vaccine reform, feline behavior and other ailments.
Post your questions in the Tripawds Discussion Forums or join us in the Live Tripawds Chat during the show.
Dr. Katherine Goldberg founded Whole Animal Veterinary Hospice with a mission to provide home-based, bond-centered veterinary care with a focus on geriatric support and hospice services. It is Dr. Goldberg’s belief that our relationships with animals are particularly poignant during end of life care. Her belief in the importance of whole body care rather than symptom-specific treatment is an underlying philosophy of the entire practice.
She is the founder of the Veterinary Society for Hospice & Palliative Care with her close friend & colleague, Dr. Page Yaxley of Michigan State University. This is the only professional veterinary organization dedicated to the advancement of hospice & palliative care, and is laying the groundwork for recognition as a boarded veterinary specialty.
Join us as we discuss end-of-life decision-making and care for animals, a critical topic that all pet parents will face at some point. Dr. Goldberg will explain what hospice care is and how it can help make this emotional time easier for you and your animal companion.
Join us in the Tripawds Live Chat during the show or call in with your questions!
Tripawds is honored to interview Cyndie Courtney, DVM, creator of "VetChangesWorld.com"
Dr. Cyndie Courtney is a practicing veterinarian in the Washington, DC area and founder of the veterinary blog Vet Changes World. She works every day to make a difference in the lives of pets and the people who love them. She is especially interested in how veterinarians and pet owners can work together to make pet healthcare decisions.
In this episode we will discuss how to use our minds and hearts to make good veterinary treatment decisions for our animals when we are faced with difficult, stressful situations such as accident recovery, cancer care, end of life hospice and more.
Post your questions in the Tripawds Forums before this episode airs, or call in live and join us in the Tripawds Chat room during the show.
Meet two canine amputeees who are at different places in their Tripawds cancer journey. We'll talk about their very different osteosarcoma treatments and nutriton plans, how they are coping, and what their pawrents hope for the future.
MEET HANDSOME HURLEY, A NEW TRIPAWD
Hansome Hurley is a large, older Rottie-Mix pup from Washington who lost his leg to osteosarcoma in April.
Cancer took is right front leg leg but Hurley is proving that it won't take his spirit. He is undergoing chemotherapy at Washington State University and meanwhile, doing great and loving life.
AMAZING EISEN: BEATING BONE CANCER FOR OVER THREE YEARS!
Eisen is a bone cancer veteran from Colorado and one of the first Tripawds featured at Tripawds.com back in 2007.
As a 12.5-year old German Shepherd Eisen has beaten the osteosarcoma odds for over three years! Instead of chemotherapy, Eisen's Mom chose a holistic medicine route and since 2007 she has had Eisen under the care of the famous holistic vet, Dr. Charles Loops.
Post questions in the Tripawd Talk Forum, or Join us in the Tripawds Live Chat during the show!
DISCLAIMER: Information provided is for entertainment only and is not a substitute for professional veterinary advice.
Rick Woodford is author of:
Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs
Known as "The Dog Food Dude" (http://www.dogfooddude.com) he is dog dad to a cancer hero named Jackson and owner of a home-cooking dog food delivery service. Rick will talk about his approach to healthy eating and the results he's seen from his recipes featured in his book.
Rick will demonstrate how we can feed our dogs—and ourselves—natural and nourishing foods, in little time and on a budget and keep everyone in the family happier and healthier for a long time.
Post your questions in the Tripawds Discussion Forums or join us in the Live Tripawds Chat during the show!
Join guests Lisa Saez, PT, CCRT from Dalias Doggie Rehab, and Maverick's Mom, Mandy Taylor for an informative discussion about the benefits of rehab therapy for dogs who have lost a leg to amputation.
Lisa combines her her professional skills as a human physical therapist with her lifelong passion for the good health of all animals. She is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist and is founder of Dals Doggie Rehab, a New Jersey-based practice that helps canines of all ages live their lives to the fullest through several different modalities of rehabilitation therapy including:
Balance & proprioceptive exercises
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Manual Therapy & more
Mandy regularly takes Maverick, a three legged Australian Shepherd, to Lisa's practice where she says he "thinks PT is one of the best things ever invented."
For this episode we will discuss Lisa's various approaches treatment for her three-legged canine patients and how it benefits them. She'll share tips for Tripawd pawrents who want to learn more about canine rehab.
Maverick's Mom will share her story of preparing Maverick for life on three legs with Lisa's help, and how Maverick has reaped the benefits of a regular canine rehabilitation therapy program.
Read Maverick's Blog
Call in with your questions or join us in the Live Tripawds Chat during the show!
Meet three legged dog Isabelle's mom, Tripawds Member: littlemanjake. As residents of Chicago, Isabelle's mom will discuss what it's like getting around the big city with an urban three-legged Tripawd dog. We'll discuss things like, 1) getting around the busy city with a canine amputee, 2) how to help your Tripawd walk on ice and snow, 3) Isabelle's recovery and her experience with canine rehabilitation therapy and holistic canter dog treatments. Isabelle's mom is an Advanced Practice nurse who works in an ED/Trauma Center. She also has an extensive background with canine training, rehabilitation and therapy dog programs. She and Isabelle also volunteer with a center for people with physical & mental disabilities. She tells Tripawds that "Animals and what makes them work always came naturally to me, but when Isabelle, my once in a lifetime dog, arrived, she opened doors to learning I could not have imagined."
----- DISCLAIMER: Information provided at Tripawd Talk Radio and Tripawds.com is not a substitute for medical care by your personally selected, qualified veterinary professional. Always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian prior to making any medical decisions or undergoing treatments or therapies, or if you have questions about your dog’s health. We advise against any medical decisions made without the direct involvement of your veterinary team. Tripawds.com is a project of Agreda Communications, which is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information available at Tripawd Talk Radio or Tripawds.com.
Join us for a frank discussion about the importance of diet and nutrition to keep dogs healthy with Dr. Patty Khuly, author of the Dolittler veterinary blog and creator of the new Fat Dog Diet app.
Keeping dogs fit and trim is especially important after amputation or any major surgery. Call in with your questions, post in the Tripawds Discussion Forums or join us inthe Live Chat and we will do our best to answer on the air.
Dr. Khuly is a small animal veterinarian based in Miami, Florida who has been blogging passionately about animal welfare, veterinary medicine, food animals and pets since 2005. Her ccredentials include a BA from Wellesley College, a veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Writing credits include the Miami Herald, USA Today, The Bark, Chickens Magazine, Veterinary Economics and Veterinary Practice News, among others.
Today our feature guest is Tripawds, the largest online community for three legged animals and their people., and Erica and her tripod cat named Jill. You will hear heart warming stories of living with 3 legged animals.
Also joining us is Dr. Mitsie Vargas who will be discussing national pet week and what that means to pet parents, and Megan Kate Ferguson, (international animal trainer and enrichment specialist) will tell us about the Pet Wall of Fame.
So sit back, put your feet up, and get ready to smile and shed a tear! Get your cat treats out: it's time for the Pet Radio Show!
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