Hip Help on the Way for Older Dogs

Dogs with hip dysplasia may soon have an easier time walking.

Students at Purdue University are working on a brace for them.

The “exoskeleton” is designed to fit over a dog’s back. It helps the dog take more weight on its back legs without needing pain medication.

Holiday card from Dogstuff

Holiday card from Dogstuff

Mechanical engineering students developed the brace last year. This year, another group of students is working to make it both lighter and stronger, as well as easier for dogs to wear.

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