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Naki'o the Bionic Dog - Dog has Prosthetic Legs.
The bionic dog: Mixed-breed Naki'o lost his paws to frostbite but can finally walk again after being fitted with four prosthetic limbs. A mixed-breed puppy had a tough start to live after losing all four of his paws and the tip of his tail to frostbite. Naki'o was left abandoned at a foreclosed Nebraska home when he was a young and was found alone, frozen into a puddle of icy water in the cellar. When he was eventually discovered, he was taken to an animal rescue center and under their care his paws healed to rounded stumps. '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." He could do much better with all four prosthetics on,' said Martin Kaufmann, owner of Orthopets, a Denver company that specializes in pet prosthetics. Naki'o is the first dog to be fitted with a complete set of bionic paws that work naturally to allow him to run, jump and even swim. At first walking on all four prosthetics was challenging, but Naki'o adapted quickly, learning how to use the devices as though they were his natural legs.
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Naki'o the Bionic Dog - Dog has Prosthetic Legs.
The bionic dog: Mixed-breed Naki'o lost his paws to frostbite but can finally walk again after being fitted with four prosthetic limbs. A mixed-breed puppy had a tough start to live after losing all four of his paws and the tip of his tail to frostbite. Naki'o was left abandoned at a foreclosed Nebraska home when he was a young and was found alone, frozen into a puddle of icy water in the cellar. When he was eventually discovered, he was taken to an animal rescue center and under their care his paws healed to rounded stumps. '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." He could do much better with all four prosthetics on,' said Martin Kaufmann, owner of Orthopets, a Denver company that specializes in pet prosthetics. Naki'o is the first dog to be fitted with a complete set of bionic paws that work naturally to allow him to run, jump and even swim. At first walking on all four prosthetics was challenging, but Naki'o adapted quickly, learning how to use the devices as though they were his natural legs.
Date: 4/28/13
Views: 43644
Video by:  YouTube
 
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