potbelly pig front leg deformed

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potbelly pig front leg deformed

Post by Potbellyparade7 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:25 am

We have a potbelly female with a,shorter front leg. It is about 3 inches too short. Does have hooves but doesn't use it at all. Need a front left prosthetic solution

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Re: potbelly pig front leg deformed

Post by critters » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:26 am

:whale: Hmm. There are companies that make prosthetics for critters, which might be what you have to do. For lighter critters, a homemade prosthetic might work, but I don't know about a potbelly.

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Re: potbelly pig front leg deformed

Post by Potbellyparade7 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:01 pm

Thankyou for trying :wink:

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Re: potbelly pig front leg deformed

Post by critters » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:15 pm

You know, another possibility is to use a prosthetic company local to you. Personally, I haven't much luck with that because the guy just wouldn't get the deal done, but it's certainly worth a shot. You might even get some media coverage out of it, and it would certainly make it easier if changes in fit, etc. need to be made.

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Re: potbelly pig front leg deformed

Post by CarolC » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:41 am

http://orthopets.com/brace-and-prosthet ... osthetics/

They redid their website. Now it's mobile friendly but not desktop friendly.

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Re: potbelly pig front leg deformed

Post by critters » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:06 am

CarolC wrote:http://orthopets.com/brace-and-prosthet ... osthetics/

They redid their website. Now it's mobile friendly but not desktop friendly.
That seems to be the way of the world these days. :roll:

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