Prosthetic Limbs and Braces for Dogs? Yes!

orthopet prosthesis 1Did you know that the technology is available to make custom prosthetic limbs and braces for dogs?  A variety of disabilities can now be better managed with the use of these adaptive devices.  Partial amputees can benefit from having a prosthetic limb, allowing them the freedom to run and play like a 4-legged animal.  Also, dogs with crippling injuries like achilles ligament tears or neurologic deficits to a limb now have the option of an orthotic brace to aid in their mobility. 

Breed of the Month

July: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

CavalierHistory of the Breed

Chances are you've seen old, English tapestries and paintings that feature the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  This is because for centuries, the Cavalier has been a companion to artistrocratic families.  Although they have been used successfully as a sporting dog, they were primarily a house pet for the wealthy.  

Dogs that were bred to be companions typically have a very congenial nature, and the Cavalier is no exception.  This highly affectionate breed makes a fabulous family dog.  Cavaliers are active and sporting and love the companionship of a busy, loving household. They tend to consider strangers as friends, so usually do not make good guard dogs.  If you have small children and are looking to add a dog into the mix, the Cavalier would be a wonderful choice.

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