WORLD'S FIRST DOG FITTED WITH FOUR PROSTHETIC PAWS
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Naki'o is the first dog to be fitted with a complete set of bionic paws that work naturally to allow him to run, jump and even swim. Nakio received the paws after his own were severely hurt from stepping into an ice puddle as a puppy. The prosthetics were designed and fitted in a pioneering procedure by Martin Kaufmann, founder of Orthopets.
Naki'o had very severe frostbite after putting his paws in a frozen puddle as an abandoned puppy. Malnourished and weak he probably did not move from that spot for some time. As a result the tissue of the paws became dead and he could not use them. The dead tissue was removed by the Vet once Naki'o was rescued.