Dog fitted with prosthetic paw

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My cats were alarmed to hear that a large dog has been equipped with a metal prosthetic paw to replace a natural one that was infected with a tumour. Since the prosthetic has been permanently grafted to the radius of the dog’s leg, skin can actually grow over it, leading to a Terminator-type effect in case of scrapes. Officiating veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick said, “it will act as a model for human amputees in the future and provides hope for people without feet or hands.” [GT]

Dog breaks new ground with his metallic paw [via Spluch

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By Gabrielle Taylor | July 19th, 2007