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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Helping Injured Animals

Prosthetic Legs for Dogs and Cats Go High-Tech

Stuart Miller | November 25, 2015

When animal rescue took Noah from his former owner’s house and brought the German shepherd to Houston's VERGI emergency hospital in late September, Dr. Sarah Dewhirst was “horrified by the neglect and abuse” she saw. The fur and pads were gone from Noah’s right front paw; all that was left was exposed bones and infected tissue. “My initial reaction was just to amputate at the shoulder,” says the veterinarian, citing standard practice for severely injured dogs.

Fred the tortoise with a 3D replacement shell. Source:

<more at; related links: (3D Printed Animal Prosthetic. August 4, 2015, and November 18, 2015, and others.) and (+Video) (How One Entrepreneur Uses 3D Printing to Improve Animals’ Lives. August 6, 2015)>

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