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Canine Rehab Helps Mixed Breed Tripawd Mocha

Mixed breed Tripawd Mocha benefits from free canine rehab evaluation and at-home therapy thanks to Tripawds Foundation Rehab Grant #187. The consultation, and rehab exercises help Mocha 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 Mixed breed Tripawd Mocha

Mocha is a 7 year old mixed breed who was adopted as a four-legged puppy from the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Since 11/22, Mocha has suffered from foreleg lameness and pain that became increasingly worse over the next year and a half. She had been conservatively treated for unknown lameness, a possible ligament ears, and speculation of nerve damage due to an injury or tumor. Mixed breed Tripawd Mocha finally underwent an amputation on 4/1/24. No medical reason was found for her lameness and pain and she remains a “mystery” (according to her surgeon).

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Since Mocha’s amputation her cheerful energetic and snack loving personality has returned! She enjoyed her first session with Amy Reichert, RVT, CCRA at Beacon Vet Specialists. She taught us the following exercises to increase strength and balance in her core and remaining limbs. Although she was hesitant, Mocha loved receiving treats for her efforts!

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Mocha’s At-home Rehab Routine:

  • Front feet up hip extension stretch
  • Diagonal leg standing
  • Standing balance on an unstable surface

The photos are of Mocha during her free canine rehab appointment.

~ Cynthia and Mocha

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