Hello! My name is Clyde!

  • Clyde
  • Mixed breed
  • 3 years
  • Male

Weight (approx): 50 lbs

Energy: Low-Medium

Children: Unknown

Dogs: Good

Cats: Good

About Me: Coming Soon!

Behaviour Notes: Clyde is a low to medium energy dog. We have started to see a very happy dog since his amuptation surgery. He is not crate trained, as he had to be in a cone for a very long time, he has shown no destructive behaviors, so greatt loose in a house. He does resource guard treats, particularly bones. He is good with other dogs though that he has encountered on walks. He is great with cats. He is no test with children. He is house trained and will scratch to go outside. He is very willing to learn. He gets very excited to go for car rides. He pulls a little bit on leash, he is just so happy to be outside.

Health Notes: Clyde is the newest member of a very special hart club for tri-pawd dogs. Clyde came to hart from our target community because of a noticeable limp. His first stop was at one of our veterinary partners and the news was that he had a bilateral dislocation of his hips and was in need of dual femoral head ostectomies (FHO). Likely his injuries were the result of being hit by a vehicle. FHO is the surgical removal of the head and neck of the femur (the removal of the "ball" part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint). This way, the bones of the joint are no longer in contact, which eliminates the pain that is caused by the abnormal contact of the bones. Once the femoral head and neck are removed, the surrounding muscles and developing scar tissue work to support the area, and act as a false joint. This means that now when the limb is moved, the forces are transferred to the pelvis rather than the leg itself. The FHO Surgery is a fairly simple procedure and most dogs return to close to normal activity after the surgery. Unfortunately for Clyde, he experienced complications with his left hind leg because of how old his injury was. Another surgery was performed, but ultimately, Clyde had to have that leg amputated. This meant once recovered, he was pain-free, which he hadn't been for a long time. Clyde adjusted to being a tri-pawd very easily and has enjoyed bounding through the snow this long winter. His adoptive parents need to:

  • Watch Clyde's weight so that there is not extra strain on his remaining limbs
  • Exercise Clyde regularly - walking is good, swimming is great, long distance running is not best - but do not allow him to overdo it
  • Take good care of his skin and pads to prevent calluses and pressure sores
  • Give Clyde a boost on stairs and monitor his mobility as he ages
  • Use a car seat harness because it has extra wide chest bands
  • Help Clyde get into cars, onto sofas or beds as jumping and landing can be slightly more challenging for a 3 legged dog

Clyde is up to date with DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies and is neutered and microchipped.

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