Prosthetics don't just help heal physically

That's amazing. You can see the dog knows exactly what's about to happen. Absolutely fantastic animals.

I have a rescue dog with three legs. Is there a way to find someone to help create a back leg for her?

The dog in the gif was only partially amputated whereas I'm assuming your dog has been amputated at the hip or shoulder.

There is no way to attach a prosthetic to a hip/shoulder amputation I am afraid.

Don't worry though, dogs and cats react remarkably well to leg amputations and quickly adapt to tripoding it up. Your dog won't be upset about her missing leg. For her, every day with you is still just as amazing as it would have been with 4 legs.

It is possible to get frames that are essentially just a tire that you attach to your dog but your dog would have to adapt back to having a fourth 'limb' and most likely would prefer just tripoding it up.

If that tail wagged any faster, he would have taken off.

Had a pretty shitty few days but stuff like this always brings a smile to my face. I feel a bit better now.

Thank you.

dogs and cats react remarkably well to leg amputations and quickly adapt to tripoding it up.

Yeah, before I was born, my parents were hippies and lived out in a farm house in rural Wisconsin. My mom had a cat that got caught in a trap of some sort and they had to amputate one of its front legs. I remember this cat when I was a little kid being a beast at catching mice and stuff. It looked kinda silly gallivanting around with three legs, but she didn't take any fucks. Lived to be about 20 years old too.

"We can rebuild him. We have the technology." Thankfully.

Dogs are beautiful.

He’s already lost his legs, don’t take his tail

Buttsecs.

but she didn't take any fucks

Hmm.. I know how to give a fuck.. How would one take a fuck?

This is so heartwarming. I needed this today.

The dog literally knows what's going to happen.

Took to the new legs like a fish to water.

I shed a manly tear

hang in there!

we don't deserve them

edit: yall ever heard of idiomatic language before? jesus calm down you're allowed to have pets, nobody's taking your dogs away

SIX MILLION DOLLAR DOGGO

I'm not crying, you're crying!

Except for me

I think the big problem is getting the right fit so it doesn't rub and make sores. It's going to require a lot of design and trial/error, not just a 3d printer.

Ah yes the ol' reddit tail-a-roo.

He probably had an earlier version of the legs before, so it wasn't new to him.

Have a cat that was born blind with something wrong with his eyes so they had to remove them. 

Friend who was a vet said he was left there and they would have to put him down. I remember when I was about to get him, I thought about how big of a responsibility it would be and that I would need to adjust to his disability.

I was wrong. When he was a kitten he ran into walls but now, he is the best friend I've ever had. Little dude catches more mice than any cat I've had, jumps and climbs on stuff where I have no idea how he even gauged the distance. Super obedient and protectful and loving. 

All my friends know him and he is known for his mousing skills in the neighborhood. Toppa the brave is what we call him. It's to the point where I love animals with imperfections and will never buy a normal one again. I can't say enough how special that little guy is to me.

Edit: here he is being majestic 
https://imgur.com/TjR48Dc

Edit 2: here we are watching tv and I didn't realise he liked the show we were watching before I changed the channel.
https://imgur.com/ATTSseC

Have a cat that was born blind with something wrong with his eyes so they had to remove them.

Friend who was a vet said he was left there and they would have to put him down. I remember when I was about to get him, I thought about how big of a responsibility it would be and that I would need to adjust to his disability.

I was wrong. When he was a kitten he ran into walls but now, he is the best friend I've ever had. Little dude catches more mice than any cat I've had, jumps and climbs on stuff where I have no idea how he even gauged the distance. Super obedient and protectful and loving.

All my friends know him and he is known for his mousing skills in the neighborhood. Toppa the brave is what we call him. It's to the point where I love animals with imperfections and will never buy a normal one again. I can't say enough how special that little guy is to me.

Edit: here he is being majestic

Edit 2: here we are watching tv and I didn't realise he liked the show we were watching before I changed the channel. https://imgur.com/ATTSseC

thing is, I reckon most animals (if not all) are fantastic but we don't know them as well. Animals are just full on mint as fuck mate

Hope you feel better soon bro! Cheers!

Aww, we just found our dog today after 6 days out in the freezing cold, was worried about something like this but thankfully she's okay.

It's amazing what they can do these days!

Hold my front tail. I'm going in.

Prosthetics are very much a trial and error type thing. It takes multiple tries to get a set that fits properly. This is probably his 3rd or 4th pair judging by his reaction to getting them put on.

My sister has a dog named Pogo who has a front leg missing, so he does a distinctive hop as he walks. She agreed to watch litter of very young puppies for a friend of hers. After they'd been with Pogo for a week, the puppies were all doing a little hop when they walked.

So we live right across from a prison (unrelated, but it happens to be the one where Jared Fogle is).  She had escaped Thursday during the day, and we looked around on our own, with signs and such, but didn't have any luck.  

Not knowing what else to do, we hired a company with bloodhound/tracking dogs on Sunday & Monday who narrowed her definitively to the prison, but since it was federal property we were not allowed on and neither was animal control or the local police.  It was incredible to see the tracking dogs do their work, but so frustrating to know she was close but we couldn't look.

Earlier this morning, someone spotted her on the prison yard and called our number from the sign.  The prison required an active sighting before they were able to assist.  My gf got to the scene quickly, coaxed her to her, and took her to the vet ER.

She just got back from the vet, has a few lacerations from a run-in with (likely) a coyote and is resting at home with a slight fever and some antibiotics.

Super stressful 5 days but so happy to have our Bailey back home!

Edit: Here are a couple post recovery pictures:

Arriving at the Vet

The Cone of Doom

She now has a full day of planned cuddling with the girlfriend

So we live right across from a prison (unrelated, but it happens to be the one where Jared Fogle is). She had escaped Thursday during the day, and we looked around on our own, with signs and such, but didn't have any luck.

Not knowing what else to do, we hired a company with bloodhound/tracking dogs on Sunday & Monday who narrowed her definitively to the prison, but since it was federal property we were not allowed on and neither was animal control or the local police. It was incredible to see the tracking dogs do their work, but so frustrating to know she was close but we couldn't look.

Earlier this morning, someone spotted her on the prison yard and called our number from the sign. The prison required an active sighting before they were able to assist. My gf got to the scene quickly, coaxed her to her, and took her to the vet ER.

She just got back from the vet, has a few lacerations from a run-in with (likely) a coyote and is resting at home with a slight fever and some antibiotics.

Super stressful 5 days but so happy to have our back home!

Edit: Here are a couple post recovery pictures:

Arriving at the Vet

The Cone of Doom

She now has a full day of planned cuddling with the girlfriend

Now I have the sad image of the dog with the first ill-fitting pair tried and then they take them away and he doesn't understand they'll be back with an even better iteration and thinks he loses his legs again.

But the video is super cute.

tripoding

*tripawding

I bet someone with a 3d printer could make prosthetic legs like this. Wonder if there's someone in your area that rents theirs out or something.

I like how he makes a mini-visit to each person. "Thank you...and you....and you...and you..."

Hello there future people

Figuratively please!

Thanks. You know what? You're right. That bitch may have gotten away this time, but that doesn't mean I should just hang up my shears and stop killing. There's prostitutes need cleansing!

I love that he went around and gave everyone kisses. He didn't even forget about the camera man.

LOOOOOOVE ALLAAROUNNND

Yeah and it's super expensive. Do you think you could get a dog to hold still for that long? Besides, just because it fits doesn't mean it is comfortable.

I've done a fair bit of ergonomics design in vehicles and research in biomechanics and joint mechanics. I haven't done animal gait but I have done human. It's easier said than done. Manipulating 3D scanned models becomes challenging quickly and designing components based off of those models is even more challenging. This is why most prosthetic fitments go through several iterations. Plus the geometry of the prosthetic is heavily dependent on how the patient walks (and how his gait changes based on compensations for the prosthetic) and not necessarily 1:1 with the original limb.

He's just telling you to quit moving the furniture around :D

And me. But nobody else. You and I get to have all the dogs.

That make sense. It seemed to take him no time at all to adapt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOcLfrGp3-c

Why? I thought 3 legged dogs got around just fine. Hell, I've seen a dog with only 2 legs (on the same side) that was running around. Edit: Here's a 2 legged dog with only legs on the right side

CYBORG DOG MAULS EVERYONE EVERYBODY THEN EATS CAMERAMAN ALIVE

Thanks for my new favorite phrase: "mint as fuck, mate"

Edited to add mate. If I'm going to use that phrase, I've got to do it right! Thanks

Cats have incredible spatial awareness. Blind cats create a mental map of your house so they know where to go. Move some furniture around and you’ll cause Toppa a few bumps.

Ska DADDY

I am ready and waiting.

He looks so happy!

Actually, when we move furniture, he may bump it once but he does this thing where he walks around in tight circles and softly meows for a bit.

My wife thinks he using echo location like a bat but, would that be even possible?

That's amazing! Where did you find her? How far had she gone?

These clips always make me cry, happy and sad all at once!

It's a bright outcome to a dog that was attacked by some degenerate with a sword.

https://globalnews.ca/news/2860537/dog-receives-prosthetics-after-legs-are-severed-by-sword/

That's the spirit!

They make 3D scanners. Scan over area of leg and it'll make a 3d model almost perfectly for you.

Edit: or rather so you can make a perfect fit prosthetic leg.

That little girl had a run in with a coyote and is fine? Hell yeah, man. Dogs are amazing.

I have a friend who works in 3d design and 3d printing who is looking for a pro bono project making 3d printed prosthetics for animals. I could see if she has found someone yet.

Disgusting. Where do we meet.

Boatsecs

I hope things get better for you soon. Keep your chin up internet stranger! I believe in you.

Stop dude, I can only cry so much.

My dog actually injured her tail last week from wagging it so hard in excitement. Silly dogs.

3D printed prosthetics are generally very poor quality, talk to your vet about it.

What's the world like post-Trump?

you need the "mate" on the end too mate

My dog wants you to know that he loves you and that he wants a treat and belly rub

Sure we do, we created them

Haha. Now I'm picturing him pacing around and circles and saying stuff like

"What the hell....This isn't right...did...did you move the furniture again?! Great."

Something I was thinking about when she’s a little older. Maybe good to get her used to something now

No.

We used to have a cat who lost a front leg in an accident. She took about half a year to adapt, and then was running and jumping about again (well, as well as an elderly cat could, at her age). It was amazing to witness her getting used to it.

ON AN OPEN FIEEEEELD

Dogs think more similar to us than chimps or other primates do.

Because of evolution they really understand way more about us and our motivations and wants more than we really know most times.

This is such a great gif.

Behind the 7/11 on Wednesday for Valentine's day. No need for timing, I'll be back there all day.

I see what you mean thank you, it was amputated at the hip so there’s nothing much to strap it on but maybe the entire back area. I do worry that she over works her other back leg or or gets arthritis or something later. I love her a lot she sleeps with me every single night under the covers. She a small dog so it’s a nice cuddle. My wife is extremely jealous about it.

Can I just like pet them and stuff?

Do you know how few people remember that?

Yeah the older the animal the longer it can take to adapt. Kittens can be pretty much back to normal within a week or two. Glad to hear she adapted well.

I've sling walked a dog that was amputated just a few hours before only for him to get fed up of the sling, slip out, and manage to hop around while keeping his balance. He lasted a surprisingly long time before he started getting tired.

that story is the definition of irony.

the goal was to show how stupid and repetitive reddit was and 6 years later they're still repeating the same damn joke.

If I remember correctly, this dog had his leg cut off in a sword attack. People can be sick sometimes.

Yeah, we were so surprised especially since it was below 20 degrees the past two nights! Also, when were monitoring the field from afar, we would see coyotes here and there, which certainly didn't help.

She must've had a good warm hiding spot in the prison area. We were fighting the thoughts that she might not make it!

I have a little (actually she's pretty chunky) "tripod" of my own.

She used to be an outside neighborhood cat. She came for food one day and her back leg was broke and the bone was through the skin. Obviously we scooped her up and took her to the vet (thank God she's about as far from feral as you can get). It was amputation or death from blood poisoning, the bone was shattered beyond saving.

They said if we wanted to euthanize her they'd understand since she was an outside cat and we already had cats of our own to contend with. The wife and I talked about it, because obviously the cat couldn't go back outside with 3 legs, and we decided that a broken leg should not be a death sentence and a $600 surgery and some recovery/integration time later... We have a new addition to the family.

Ginger (cats name) is happy as can be and the sweetest cat in the universe. She uses that lack of a leg to her advantage and lays in the most awkward ways possible because there is nothing to prevent her from doing it. She climbs the cat trees and sleeps on the top tier, comes running (hopping, but damn fast) when it's food time, and generally is loving life.

Tl;Dr cats don't even care when they lose a leg, don't ever hesitate to adopt/care for a little fuzzy "tripod".

Edit: Ginger napping in a laundry basket

For her, every day with you is still just as amazing as it would have been with 4 legs.

I'm not crying

Aww <3

Yes, he totally is using echolocation. It probably isn't as sensitive as a bat, but you have a Matt Purrdock aka Daredevil Cat right there.

That guy only faced a month in jail for it.

I think someone needs to cut his legs off with a sword. Then he won’t need to worry about dogs chewing his shoes as much.

Of all the shit they put out on TV how has this not been done yet!??

This is from SoiDog, a large nonprofit dog rescue in Phuket, Thailand. In case anyone was interested in donating or visiting ans volunteering.

Wow. My whole life everybody just tells me "nobody gives a fuck" and yet, here you are giving out fucks like they grow on trees, I like your style.

Probably relatively the same just more disgruntled and polluted.

I know, I love it when a gif ends perfectly :)

I saw the end result after my friend's dog split the skin at the end of his tail in the middle of a furious wag session.

It looked like a murder scene. Blood splatter on everything, including the ceiling...

At least 2

You're probably right. But there is a chance that dog is just super excited that a bunch of people are paying attention to him and is just a super happy dog.

I choose to believe that dog is stoked about having his legs back though.

Here, take this gives a fuck

no you aren't

Sometimes I wonder if dogs ever get bothered by the fact that they constantly telegraph their emotions. Or if being happy and/or excited sometimes hurts a little because their tails wag so much.

Dogs are cool.

IIRC, neighbor took his front two paws off with a sword for biting his shoes.

and it's still funny most of the time

You can do it man! :D