The Dog with the Bionic Paw

We can rebuild it ... we have the technology. Here's the story of Coal, an eight-and-a-half year old dog whose left paw was amputated because of cancer. Instead of putting him down, his owner Reg Walker spent a lot of money to fit him with a bionic leg:

A beloved pet bulldog has been fitted with a £10,000 bionic leg, which will help advance prosthetic techniques used to help bombing victims. [...]

The titanium alloy used mimics animal hide, allowing the skin and the bone from above to seal the metal implant below without it being rejected by the body.

Link - Thanks TwoDragons


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I'm always surprised people seem to think the only option to amputation in animals is euthanasia. Dogs and cats manage surprisingly well minus a leg.
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I must say, I had a dog you had cancer, and although we had it removed, she still surffered, so she was put down.
10,000 pounds is a bit to much to spend on a dog. Human, sure. But dog?

Why is the dog named Coal, its white!
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Byrd, you are a waste of life.

The story says that he is a hound! He looks more like a Dogo Argentino or an American Bulldog. Hound!?!?! Come on!
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