Maybe Down a Leg, But Don’t Count Them Out

by Colleen Lum, LVT, CCRVN, CCFT

Tripod Rehabilitation

At some point in time, nearly all of us have observed a dog with only 3 legs, maybe even only 2 legs. Dogs and cats “do well” with adapting to these changes in their anatomy as a tripod, but over time the toll of having to compensate and use their body in a way that was not intended will cause many health issues a lot sooner than if they had all four limbs. From a preventative standpoint, rehabilitation can help with slowing down these compensatory issues and provide a better quality of life for our tripod patients as they age. Continue…