The center's Dr Cathlin Craver said that birth defects in dogs are very rare, and the Chihuahua hybrid "didn't have to live in any painful state, on the other hand, was quite healthy. .”
Still, Dr. Craver and the veterinary staff at Aurora wanted to give the dog a chance to move around like any other dog, and with those efforts, they took measurements to create it. a fiberglass mold that fits the dog's body, allowing her to use the device in the most comfortable way.
This device is designed by the company Orthopets, it gives dogs the opportunity to experience life easier. The little dog has been named Roo by her “adoptive mother” and direct caretaker, Jeannie Morris.
Morria shared that at first, Roo had a bit of trouble with his leg replacement device, most of the time Roo wouldn't walk or run around. "The most important thing we have to do is help Roo walk normally instead of just jumping with her hind legs like she used to do before."
In fact, Roo can absolutely do everything normal dogs can do, including going up and down stairs. Roo is also perfectly fine with everyone around him, including other dogs. “Roo is a happy dog,” Morris shared. “To anyone who approaches, Roo wags his tail to show hospitality.”
Dr. Craver said it is possible that in the future Roo will need a larger pair of artificial legs, and Roo's owner needs to ensure her regular exercise regime, good nutrition ... to minimize the stress on the legs can come back.
“Dogs like Roo can absolutely make a wonderful pet, bringing great joy and inspiration to you. However, when adopting a dog or cat with a disability like this, you may need some time to acclimate and take care of it, and I don't think it's that difficult for you." Dr. Craver adds.