World’s First Dog Fitted With Four Prosthetic Paws

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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. Nakio received the paws after his owners abandoned him and his own paws were severely damaged by frostbite.

The prosthetics were designed and fitted in a pioneering procedure by Martin Kaufmann, founder of Orthopets. The prosthetic legs “are designed to replicate the muscle and bone structure of the dog’s natural limbs, and so allow him to do everything a normal dog would be able to do,” according to Orthopets.

Orthopets is expanding, opening clinics worldwide. They have created state of the art prosthetics for cats, horses, llamas and even a stork.

25 thoughts on “World’s First Dog Fitted With Four Prosthetic Paws”

  1. some people do put all their hearts and know-how into doing something good!!! Nakio looks happy to be able to run again.

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  2. wait a minute, i hope he can run and find the bastards that cause him so much pain, and bit the $**T out of them. yeah that sounds right now

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