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Canine amputee could be lucky dog

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2008 at 5:59 pm

As always, it’s amazing how far science has come.

Suluki Sally was found wandering in the Kuwaiti desert with part of her left hind leg severed and her right hind leg fractured. She was rescued by Protecting Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) in Kuwait and adopted by a Colorado veterinarian, Dr. Erick Egger—making Sally one lucky dog.

With the help of modern medicine, Sally’s “dad” could make prosthetic history by implanting a metal prosthesis into Sally’s existing leg bone. She already has a boot-type artificial leg but Sally and Egger aren’t satisfied with it.

If the procedure is successful, it could have great effects on the animal community and even human amputees as well.

Image courtesy ZooToo.com

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  1. Aw, she looks like a sweetie!

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