Changing the Lives of Dogs with Prosthetic Limbs

Medicine and technology have really joined forces as of late to bring some true miracles into the lives of those who have experienced trauma in their lives. Many veterans of war who lost limbs now have prosthetic limbs that allow them to return to some sense of normalcy in their daily lives. For others who were born without limbs, this is also an incredible new medical breakthrough that has positively impacted their lives. However medicine and technology continues to evolve and now dogs are benefitting from this amazing advancement in the world with some truly incredible results.

One such example of this miracle is a very sweet seven year old German Shephered dog whose name is Star. She now has some serious pep in her step thanks to an amazing advancement in medicine that has really taken off in the last ten years or so. Star the dog was actually born without one of her full rear hind legs and ever since then she has experienced serious difficulty in trying to both move and walk around with ease. That is, until a very special day recently at a veterinary facility. Star the dog was fitted with an amazing new prosthetic leg that was customized to fit her perfectly. After trying it on and going through the process of learning to walk again, Star is on track to return to daily walks in time at all.

Fox 5 News//Facebook

This amazing breakthrough is all thanks to the advancement of 3D printing capabilities. In the past, an injury like Stars or even a birth defect would mean that a dog would need an amputation on their leg. Star still has a small portion of her leg, so the new prosthetic attaches right to the leg she already has, making it easier for her to have a great quality of life. This not only means she has a better quality of life but it makes her really happy, too.

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Dog Hero Saves Deer from Drowning

    There is no doubt in anyone’s mind: Storm, a six year old golden retriever, is a very good boy. In fact, many are calling him a hero for a recent video that showed him saving a small fawn from drowning. The video went viral for a very important reason, which is that the dog saved...

    Read More
  • Dogs May Help in Cancer Battle, Study Says

    We all know how incredible dogs are: they are amazing companions, provide endless amounts of love and are as loyal as can be. But that bond could possibly be much deeper than anyone could possibly imagine thanks to a recent study. In particular, it is amazing to study and understand more about the bond that...

    Read More
  • Researchers Use “Poop Sniffing” Dogs

    When it comes to researching the health and behavior of animals, the best insight into information is through their poop. In fact, you can learn a lot from poop: if an animal is under stress, what their diet is like, and even if they have ingested toxins from the environment. Locating these droppings on land...

    Read More
  • How to Keep Dogs Safe in the Summer Sun

    As humans, we all probably know that safety in the sun is incredibly important. Especially in the summer months, it is crucial to wear sunscreen and protect your skin from the rays of the sun. But did you know that it is also important to keep your furry friend safe in the summer from the...

    Read More
  • Dog Wears a Hat for the Saddest Reason

    Dogs really are incredible animals, aren’t they? Not only do they offer us human beings delightful companionship, but they are also known to be very resilient to any sort of trauma they experience in their lives. Their loyalty is second to none, living to exist with their humans and provide the love and companionship we...

    Read More
  • App Introduced to Keep Police Dogs Cool

    It is a very sad story we have unfortunately read all too often in the news: animals are left in hot cars during the sweltering summer months. Many times, dogs can become ill or even die from being exposed to the heat in a car by becoming dehydrated. Even cracking a window in a car...

    Read More
  • UPS Driver Adopts Dog After Owner Dies

    We have probably all heard amazing heart warming stories of men, women, and families who adopt dogs in need of a good home. For a dog named Leo, the love of one United Postal Service (UPS) driver saved his life when he found himself in a difficult situation. Katie Newhouser, who lives in Rancho Cucamonga,...

    Read More