It would be a tragedy if this poorly evidenced representation of the most important function we perform in companion animal medicine were to dissuade anyone from seeking the best, most compassionate end-of-life care and advice that veterinary professionals and their support staff can provide.
As a fellow “dog runner” and longtime reader of the Guardian, I was intrigued, and subsequently disappointed, to read Zoe Williams’ article (The dog and I can run together – what could possibly go wrong?, Weekend, 15 December).
The adorable husky mix in the video below, posted by 3D Systems, is Derby, he was born with deformed front legs. “I had to try and I had to try and help this dog.” Anderson explains she tried getting him a cart with wheels, but it ended up limiting his mobility.
“To develop LURVIG, the starting point was our human furniture at IKEA, but then we focused on the most common needs and behaviors of cats and dogs: sleeping, eating, playing, exercising and being close to us,” says Schäfer, adding, "We are striving not to ‘humanize’ cats and dogs while still seeing them as family members.”
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