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The First Pup With 4 Prosthetic Paws

Jill Harness

Naki’o might not run quite like the other dogs, but it's a miracle that he can run at all. When he was just five weeks old, he lost all four paws due to severe frostbite.

Before receiving his prosthetic paws, Naki'o could only get from place to place by crawling on his belly, but now he can run, jump and play with other dogs. He is the first dog to receive a full set of prosthetic paws. His owners only raised enough money to provide him with his rear paws, but Orthopets—the company that makes the prosthetics—was so touched by his story, they donated the front ones as well.