Healthier Me: Dog with Prosthetic Paw Inspires Therapy Patients
We don't always do stories about animal, but in Friday's Healthier Me we are, because an up-and-coming therapy dog is turning heads and stealing hearts!
Eleven-week-old Lily is missing a paw due to a complication during her birth. Now fitted with a prosthetic paw, her trainers say this unique condition makes the pup a good companion for rehab patients, because, prosthetist Will Graybeal says, the patients can relate to her: "When you do something like this for an animal, especially in this case, if it works out for her, she'll be a therapy dog to show people it's something you can get along with."
The trainers are hoping to get the final prosthetic paw for Lily next week and will begin training her as a therapy dog training when she turns 6 months old.