Some mamas don't want to put up with nursing after the babies have teeth.
She's a relatively small dog, her unused leg and paw are there but it just tucks under her side as no ligaments, muscle or nerves were ever formed, it is completely limp. Now she's been mothering for a while, the muscles on the side that she can use are huge. She's been bouncing around like crazy trying to keep the puppies in order so that's obviously took a lot of strength in the good leg and shoulder. The lack of muscle around the shoulder area on the unused side and the fact that it isn't a stump, means that there wouldn't really be anything there to work with if you were talking about prosthetics.critters wrote:How big is Peggy? Smaller critters seem to have fewer problems being a tripod than bigger ones do. Another possibility may be a prosthesis, depending on her stump.
It's bent in towards her and has just been stuck like that from birth. A splint just wouldn't be any use I don't think as although the leg fully developed its shape, it is completely limp and has none of bones or ligaments needed.critters wrote:Is the limb formed in the normal shape? I wonder about a splint. Of course, she'd have to develop muscles in the shoulder, but I wonder if it would work? Custom splints are possible, too. That's what I had to do for my Ko boyi, who had contractures in his foot from his spinal cord injury. Here is one of the HP front splints. http://www.handicappedpets.com/walkin-front-splint