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Can a Three-Legged Dog Really Wear a Fake Leg?

The correct word for a fake leg is a prosthesis. Dogs can, indeed, wear a prosthesis although it is still unusual and is not necessary for the dog to recover extremely well.

When a dog’s leg is amputated, the hip or shoulder joint is often amputated at the same time. There are good medical reasons to do this, but if it occurs the dog cannot be fitted with a prosthesis later.

This is Harvey. He was so excited when he arrived at his new home that he jumped off the rooftop terrace and broke his hind leg so badly it had to be amputated. Harvey has a prosthesis on one leg and a brace on the other. Read all about him at http://www.thebark.com/content/three-legs-stand?page=2