Brutus the Rottweiler, a quadruple amputee dog in Colorado, is one of only two known dogs to have four limbs that are prosthetics. He ended up requiring them after a breeder maimed his legs attempting amputation after his paws were damaged from frostbite.

Today Brutus is with a foster family, and has had OrthoPets step up with prosthetics to help him walk again. Brutus started off with prosthetics on his front legs, and then late last year was fitted with prosthetics on his rear legs. It took some time for Brutus to get used to walking on the prosthetics, but he is slowly learning to balance through play and other exercises.

Next, Brutus will be helped by CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins with physiotherapy and improved prosthetics to help him get around even easier.


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Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.

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