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Dog Back on His Feet With Prosthetics

by Savitha C Muppala on April 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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 Dog Back on His Feet With Prosthetics

Four prosthetic devices have been fitted on the 'Bionic' dog Naki' from Nebraska, US and it has helped the dog get back on his feet again. He is the only dog to have four prosthetic limbs.

The dog had suffered frost bite injuries and his leg had to be amputated.

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After the dog was fitted with prosthetics, he has been able to live like before - run, swim and jump. Indeed, it has made a world of difference to his freedom. Earlier, he was unable to play with other dogs.

Veterinarian assistant Christie Pace and the owner of the dog said, 'I have a soft spot for rescue animals in general. I was looking for something different, unique. I wanted to make more of a difference than a regular dog. I knew I could help him out.'
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The prosthetics can cost between £600 and £2000 but the company that was working on his prosthetics decided to do his other paws free of charge.

'When we saw how good he was doing with his back leg prosthetics and how he was struggling to use his front legs it was very simple to say, "we gotta keep with him," said owner of Orthopets Martin Kaufmann.



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