Prosthetic Building: What Goes Into Creating Our Pet Prosthetics?


Today's animals don't need to suffer, either with pain or a lack of mobility. Your dog wants to run, jump, swim, play, and enjoy life. You want this for him too, even if you worry it's impossible. We are here to tell you it is not! Make today the day you learn more about dog prosthetics made by Bionic Pets.

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The Development of Pet Prosthetics

What Goes Into Creating Our Pet Prosthetics?

Our Pet Prosthetic Options

The Development of Pet Prosthetics

Derrick Campana, the founder of Bionic Pets, began his career making prosthetics for humans. His love for animals and passion for helping them either return to or have a high-quality of life for the first time led him to use his knowledge to develop pet prosthetics. In fact, he was one of the first to address animal mobility challenges with human-based solutions and has made it possible for all animals, not only dogs, to receive the same level of care as human patients.

What Goes Into Creating Our Pet Prosthetics?

Bionic Pet’s goal is to help as many animals as possible. Animals are born to run, and we help get them there. This is why we fabricate hand-crafted pet prosthetics using today's most-advanced technology.

Just like with human patients, a pet prosthetic has to be individually tailored to the build of the wearer. That means factoring in the animal's size, weight, height, breed, stance, and gait. A full limb prosthetic for a Chihuahua isn't the exact same as one made for a Saint Bernard but smaller! 

The standard process for prosthetic building is to make a plaster cast, design the prosthetic based on photos and your measurements, then build it out with durable thermoplastics and metal. From there, our team will tweak the finer details by hand to address the needs of the animal. The process can take a few weeks to a few months depending on the complexity of the build, but it is crucial to get it absolutely right.

3D printing has been hailed as a manufacturing revolution in nearly all industries, pet prosthetics included. We use this technology to help us in our quest to help all animals be happier and healthier.-

We dont use 3D printing anymore

Our Pet Prosthetic Options

Here at Bionic Pets, our team produces both partial and full limb prosthetics for different animals of various weights and sizes. Our pet prosthetics are custom-made, meaning you can expect a perfect fit for your pet. However, there is still a break-in period, just like you have when wearing new shoes, this timeline varies form pet to pet. This will do away with any discomfort and pain when the pet prosthetic is worn. Each of our pet prosthetics is designed and built to meet your pet’s unique needs.

Nearly all dogs perform well with a prosthetic device, although you should talk with a Bionic Pets team member, about your pet's candidacy. Your purchase includes everything you need to get started, including a casting kit and instructions. We encourage you to order one soon and get your pet on the road to recovery.