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Dog gets 4 prosthetic paws

Naki'o, a dog who lost his paws to frostbite, has been given a second chance at life.

By Vetstreet May 1, 2013 2:38PM

Mixed breed puppy Naki'o was found over the winter, abandoned in a foreclosed home in Nebraska. At 8 weeks old, he was adopted by Christie Pace, a veterinary assistant in Colorado.

Photo: Naki’o can run again thanks to his four prosthetic paws. / KTLA via Medical Daily“I knew I could help him out,” said Pace.

She held a fundraiser and got him fitted for prosthetics with the Denver-based Ortho Pets. Now, Naki'o, who’s believed to be the first dog to have prosthetics on all four legs, is off and running — and his owner has been inspired to start a rescue group for pets with disabilities, according to California’s KTLA.

— Read it at Medical Daily

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Photo: Naki’o can run again thanks to his four prosthetic paws. / KTLA via Medical Daily

25Comments
May 4, 2013 10:45AM
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How cool is that!!!! And what a cool name!! Wonderful owner who loved her pet to help him overcome his disability. Love this story!
May 2, 2013 5:47PM
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From an animal Lover to another, what a heartwarming story!
May 1, 2013 7:54PM
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six million dollar dog....minus 5.95 mill.

 

go on and have a great life, naki'o, in spite of the snip-snip on the boy parts!

May 1, 2013 6:33PM
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Who can give a thumbs down to this story?
May 1, 2013 4:46PM
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ARRF !    I Got A New Leash On LIFE !

May 1, 2013 4:30PM
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This young lady needs to be commended for her efforts to save animals in need. Her efforts will be rewarded by the animals she has helped. Keep up the good work....
 
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