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2 prosthetic front legs!
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Sydney, Australia
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21 June 2012 - 12:42 am
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I hope this link works.  I came across this news story about a collie with 2 prosthetic front legs.  I hope it can work for him and the benefits will outweigh the negatives. He certainly seems happy. I'd imagine he'd need to have someone with him 24hrs a day though. It sounds like the legs aren't always attached.

http://www.dail.....6396083936

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ...... http://princess.....pawds.com/

San Diego, CA
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21 June 2012 - 6:39 pm
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OMD, he's adorable!

Jackie

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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