Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Brace Yourself

Jake is not a candidate for surgery right now because his blood work is off and there would be a higher risk of infection. One option for dogs in that situation, or even older dogs, is to do a brace instead. We found a great company called OrthoPets. It’s based right here in Colorado. They do custom braces and prosthetic limbs. Jake went in for his fitting today. They wrapped his leg in plastic wrap then put on a fiberglass wrap which hardens immediately. They cut it off and will pour a cast. It takes about a week to fabricate the brace. When his tumor was growing, we covered it in colored bandages. Those days are gone thankfully. But now we’ve traded them for a bionic leg. He’s always got to be the center of attention.

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