Clawdia’s OrthoPets Prosthetic

Clawdia is an 8-year-old service dog who works with veterans with PTSD who suffers from right forelimb meromelia, a birth defect where part of the leg is missing. She is no longer comfortable walking on hard surfaces. When a good Samaritan saw Clawdia’s owner pulling...

OrthoPets Case Study: Eileen

Eileen is a standard poodle mix that belongs to Dr. Theresa Wendland, DVM at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Eileen presents with a congenital deformity of right thoracic limb. One of the challenges of congenital deformities is protecting the...

Forelimb Prosthetics – Is My Pet or Patient a Candidate?

In order for a pet/patient to be a candidate for a front leg prosthetic device, there are three minimum requirements needed: 1). The pet/patient needs to have at least 30%-40% of the radius and ulna remaining so that the pet/patient can control the prosthetic. Less...

Hindlimb Prosthetics – Is My Pet or Patient a Candidate?

In order for a pet/patient to be a candidate for a back leg prosthetic device, there are three minimum requirements needed: 1). The pet/patient must have at least 30%-40% of the tibia and fibula remaining so that the patient can control the prosthetic....