Naki'o Becomes First Four-Pawed 'Bionic' Dog

Abandoned as a puppy along with his mother and siblings by his original owners, and after losing his paws to frostbite, Naki'o has become the world's first dog to be fitted with a complete set of four prosthetic paws, turning him into a "bionic dog."

Christie Pace was looking for a playmate for her Jack Russell terrier mix Poki, and fell in love with Naki'o despite his infirmities. She held fundraisers in order to provide him with two prosthetics for his rear legs, but after the company that provided them, Orthopets, saw how well the red heeler puppy did with the first two, decided to give him the other two limbs free of charge.

Watch a couple of videos below. Although you might think Naki'o is different from other dogs, in terms of his spunkiness and his reaction to what might cause depression in humans, he's not according to Veterinarian Marty Becker. "It's really heartwarming. Dogs just soldier on. They could be in incredible pain but still greet you with their tail wagging.


Tags:  Bionics, Dog, Prosthetics
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