Still, Dr. Craver and the veterinary staff at Aurora wanted to give the dog a chance to move around like any other dog, and with those efforts, they took measurements to create it.
a fiberglass mold that fits the dog’s body, allowing her to use the device in the most comfortable way.
This device is designed by the company Orthopets, it gives dogs the opportunity to experience life easier. The little dog has been named Roo by her “adoptive mother” and direct caretaker, Jeannie Morris.
MANDATORY BYLINE PIC FROM ASPCA / Caters News – (PICTURED: Chispi wearing her wheelie vest) – A CHIHUAHUA born with no front legs has been given a new lease of life after a team of vets went the extra mile and built her some custom made wheels.
Little Chispi spent most of her time being carried and when she did walk could only manage a few steps before falling over.
But with the help of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) the pup can now run and live a normal dogs life.
They designed a custom-made wheelie vest created by a company that also made prosthetics for a dog born without hind feet.
Chispis disability also weighed heavily on her owners who briefly considered giving her to a shelter, according to ASPCA. SEE CAERS COPY
Morria shared that at first, Roo had a bit of trouble with his leg replacement device, most of the time Roo wouldn’t walk or run around.
“The most important thing we have to do is help Roo walk normally instead of just jumping with her hind legs like she used to do before.”
In fact, Roo can absolutely do everything normal dogs can do, including going up and down stairs.
Roo is also perfectly fine with everyone around him, including other dogs. “Roo is a happy dog,” Morris shared. “To anyone who approaches, Roo wags his tail to show hospitality.”
Dr. Craver said it is possible that in the future Roo will need a larger pair of artificial legs, and Roo’s owner needs to ensure her regular exercise regime, good nutrition … to minimize the stress on the legs can come back.
“Dogs like Roo can absolutely make a wonderful pet, bringing great joy and inspiration to you. However, when adopting a dog or cat with a disability like this,
you may need some time to acclimate and take care of it, and I don’t think it’s that difficult for you.” Dr. Craver adds.