With the help of the technology over the years, scientists can use prosthetics to help amputated animals. It has also given pet owners a chance to save their beloved pets born with defects and give them a chance to live normal lives again, instead of having them put down. Here are 15 stories of animals that were saved thanks to medical prosthetics.
Homeless Dog Naki’o
When this dog was a puppy, he was left in the basement of a foreclosed house along with his mother. Cold temperatures and perhaps lack of food killed his mom, but this guy hung on. Unfortunately, frostbite caught Nakio’s feet. Christie Pace, one of the veterinary assistants, found and later adopted this puppy. She also raised money to pay for Nakio’s prosthetic devices made by Martin and Amy Kaufman, who own Orthopets, a company that makes custom-made prosthetic orthotic braces and limbs for animals. Several months after the prosthetic devices were in placed in, Orthopet clinicians fitted Naki’o with artificial legs.
He became the first dog in the world with four bionic legs. Naki’o is now a superstar after a tough start in life.