Puppy Gets A New Pep In His Step!
Tom Whithurst CPO put a pep in the step for one little puppy! The son of his first Evansville patient needed his help. He has several Great Danes and his breeder called him -- one of his puppies was born without a paw. He brought him home at 4 weeks because the siblings wouldn't let him eat. AWWWWWWW
He reached out to Tom remembering that his dad got all his prosthetic legs from him.
He brought him by Riverside Orthotics and Prosthetics and they decided to start him early since he was always reaching for the ground trying to use his missing paw.
Tom casted his residual arm like he does with people and he made the first prototype. Fergus barked a lot and fell the first day.
Last Saturday they came back and he took a couple steps. He was starting to figure it out this new addition to his body.
As little puppies do, little Fergus is growing so fast that Tom will have to make one every 2 weeks new! He expects by the time he is 9 months old, they will last longer and it will be easier to make since his limb will be closer in size to what we make all the time! I LOVE that he added a little black spot on the prosthetic! SO CUTE!! Way to go Tom and staff at Riverside Orthotics and Prosthetics!