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Tripawd Cairn Terrier Maisie Benefits from Free Canine Rehab

Tripawd Cairn Terrier Maisie benefits from free canine rehab evaluation and exercises thanks to Tripawds Foundation Rehab Grant #177. The free consultation and at-home rehab exercises help Maisie stay strong and love life on three legs. Read her story, and learn how you can get a free veterinary rehab evaluation for your dog or cat.

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Meet Tripawd Cairn Terrier Maisie

We adopted Maisie in February 2019 (our Valentine!) from the Westie & Scottie Rescue Houston.

Tripawd Cairn Terrier Maisee
Rehab Exercise for Tripawd Cairn Terrier Maisie

The rescue knew we preferred a Cairn Terrier so when Maisie came to them they called and asked if we were interested and we said of course! They told use she came to them as a hind leg amputee and that it had happened very early in her life and that was all they knew. They didn’t know why she had the amputation of her left hind leg and most of her tail. So, she has lived with this for awhile and seemed to have done well.

This Christmas she slipped and strained her hind leg and was struggling to get around, she was put on rest and things got better. However, we want to make sure as she ages, she maintains strength and mobility in her remaining limbs. We also want to be proactive in preventing any potential injuries and to provider her with as much support as possible.

I researched physical therapy and found a veterinarian relatively close to us who is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Dr. Emily Hall at Tulsa Animal Rehab & Wellness was kind enough to take us on and travel all the way to our home to meet and evaluate Maisie.

Maisie Doing Her Rehab Exercise

Tripawd Cairn TerrierMaisie had discomfort of her stifle, hind limb weakness with muscle wasting of biceps femoris and hamstrings, lumbar spinal muscle tenseness due to abdominal muscle weakness, and over compensation muscle development and tension in her shoulder. Therefore, we were directed to perform massage therapy to help reduce the tension she was carrying and to perform cavaletti work focusing on turning in both directions as well as requiring her to stand while she eats to work on increasing abdominal strength. We preform massage therapy daily and cavaletti work 4-5 times a week.

Dr. Hall reintroduced Tripawds to us, we had been to the community website when we initially adopted Maisie to get some general information on caring for a Tripawd. At the time we felt she was doing well in that regard and had some other serious health concerns than needed immediate attention. Maisie was also diagnosed with idiopathic mange that was cause severe skin lesions and had no dental care up to that point.

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