Prosthetics Bring a New Lease Of Life For Differently Abled Dogs
18 Nov 2014
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In Ahmedabad, it is a comforting sight to see differently abled pups and adult dogs walk with prosthetics or artificial limbs. The miracle worker is Dr Sharva Shah and his team of abled doctors who work at
Jivdaya Charitable Trust which provides free medical treatment to stray animals and birds.
Prosthetics have been widely used and have made a huge difference in the lives of many who have lost their limbs to unfortunate accidents. The gift of prosthetics is now giving a freedom of movement and a new lease of life to dogs and other animals who require assistance.
According to Dr. Shah, prosthetics cannot be worn for long hours and have to be removed from the limb every 6 - 8 hours. He says that it is slightly difficult to take care of stray dogs or animals who have prosthetics as there would not be anyone to take care of them. In case of pets, there are many residents who abandon their dogs as they are unable to cope with the care, there is still a small section of residents who are opting for the assistance of prosthetics for their pets and go an extra mile to take care of their pet’s well being. Veterinarians are now also advising use of wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics to assist dogs who may have lost their limbs due to infections, accidents or congenital deformity. Most of these devices cost between INR 10,000 - INR 50,000 but they sure are a boon for both pets and their owners.
Times of India