Gallery: Naki’o: World’s First ‘Bionic’ Dog Fitted with Four Prosthetic...

 
Naki'o, a mixed-breed dog with four prosthetic devices, goes for a run in Colorado Springs April 12, 2013. Naki'o lost all four feet to frostbite when he was abandoned as a puppy in a foreclosed home. Picture taken April 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Naki’o, a mixed breed dog from Nebraska, has become the first dog fitted with four prosthetic limbs. This achievement was accomplished by US company Orthopets, which specializes in artificial pet limbs. Naki’o lost his limbs and part of his tail to frostbite when he was abandoned in a cellar as a puppy, but now, thanks to a successful operation, he can run and play freely like other dogs.

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  1. Lacey Woodruff May 10, 2013 at 2:41 am

    This is really awesome! It gives me hope for humankind that we care enough to make all kinds of animal prosthetics now!! It’s truly amazing!! Way 2 go Naki’o!!

  2. russell r May 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    amazing and happy for Naki’o and good work Christie Pace.

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