Storm, an eight-year-old Belgian Shepherd dog, had an aggressive tumor diagnosed in his foot in April. His owners decided to have his foot amputated instead of putting Storm down.
Now, this Belgian Shepherd dog is the first pet to be fitted with a prosthetic paw. This false limb is special because Storm’s skin can grow into the metal. This provides a resilient seal for the attachment of a prosthesis.
The veterinarian that performed the surgery on Storm says that: “Because it has been implanted into the radius of the forearm of the dog, it will act as a model for human amputees in the future and provides hope for people without feet or hands. It will have major implications for amputees.”
Storm’s owners say that it will be several weeks before the bandages come off. By then Storm will be ready to walk again.
Source: Daily Express