Bodies of animals differ from species to species and to humans, that is why there is no right way to build an animal orthosis or prosthesis.
But since the boom of technology and more advanced processes, an initial evaluation of animals can now be done through veterinarians.
That is why the application of animal prosthetics is growing in numbers. Although it still has a huge problem, accessibility.
So in this article we will talk about the places where you can print animal prosthetics to provide support for your pets.
Surgeries are painful. Animals are like humans too, they feel pain and they need a large amount of time to recover.
Although surgeries are scientifically effective, small animals cannot handle the operation yet. That is why some pet owners settle for braces and prosthetics to give their pets support until the vet’s advice for operation.
Braces and prosthetics also help pets to avoid minor or major injuries.
Besides being painful, surgeries and injuries can also be costly.
But by ignoring mobility issues or discomfort that your dog is having now, you could be setting them up for a pricier and more involved injury later.
So as an immediate response, you can give your pet braces and prosthetics. Not only that it will help them recover, it is less costly than medical bills.
Take the initiative and save yourself the grief and cost in the long run!
The biggest perk of 3D printing fabrication of assistive devices is customization.
Before 3D printing materials, it first undergoes a series of checking, modeling, and designing to reach the desired fit and comfort.
It is important that 3D providers cooperate with your pet’s vet to ensure that the new brace or prosthetic meets all of their functional and therapeutic needs. Even more so, your assistance is needed as well to check the quality of materials used.
To make it easy, some companies offer 3D scanning technology to get the right dimension of the body part quickly.
Dogs with missing limbs, arthritis, joint deviations, or other injuries or discomfort can have increased issues with getting around.
By 3D printing supports for them, you can help them make simple tasks such as walking and jumping easy. It helps them get back to their normal system.
Prosthetics and braces minimize discomfort, provide support and stability, increase mobility, and prevent further stress.
Providing your dog with their unique prosthetic or orthotic solution is about more than just healing and mobility – it’s about giving your pup the quality of life they deserve.
Braces and prosthetics can help your dog live a happy and healthy life. With the help of these assistive devices they can run, jump and play around with other dogs as well.
Like humans, injuries can cause mental stress on them as well. So it is very important to create a natural and normal sense of life for them.
Take note that these not only apply for dogs. Cats and birds need support as well. Do not hesitate to print devices for them.
Pets are more than family, do you agree?
That is why they deserve the absolute best care there is and besides, they are like us, as well. They get hurt, experience both happiness and sadness. Injuries can stress them and in order for them to live a better life they need our support.
Prosthetics and braces are applicable to all types of dogs, cats and birds. And it will surely make a huge difference in their life.
Sadly dog prosthetic companies are not very abundant in the Philippines. Meaning there is scarcity in places to 3d print. There are small-time businesses that offer aid and support to animals, but they are not established and well known as well.
What’s more, there is one company that will be able to assist you with your pet’s disability.
And that is 3D2GO.
It was September 2013 when the founder of 3D2Go attended the 2013 3D Printing Expo in New York City. While in the city, he studied the potential of additive manufacturing and its possible application.
Believing that it is time for the Philippines to adopt 3D technologies, he built a studio in the metro that same year. Although it still took him months of research, testing and evaluations before the business started rolling.
Today, 3D2GO is known as the only one-stop-shop of everything 3D. They are also the only company that can offer end-to-end full-service from modeling to post processing.
Even more so, their services branched out from 3D printing to 3D scanning, prototyping, modeling and designing. And because of this, they are now the most trusted 3D printing company of well-known businesses.
What is unique about 3D2Go is they specialized in creating prosthetics for animals.
They have powerful scanners that can easily scan the dimension, length, width and size of an animal’s missing body part. On top of that, they also have printers that can create sturdy bionic legs, arms or beaks using thermoplastic materials.
3D2Go is the only well-known 3D printing service provider for animal prosthetics in the Philippines, as of writing.
Besides 3D2Go, there are a few organizations and companies that offer assistance to disabled animals.
|Organization or Company
|What can they offer?
|Tahanang Walang Hagdanan
Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc. (TWHI) is a non-stock, non-government organization, providing services to persons with disabilities (PWD) for 48 years now.
Their focus is to improve the lives of disabled in the Philippines, both people and animals.
Besides providing support for people, they also offer wheelchairs for dogs and cats. You just need to message them to inquire about it.
Walkin’ Pets believes that pets are family members that deserve to be loved, respected, and cherished.
That is why in 2001 Mark C. Robinson established the company in memory of Mercedes, a slightly epileptic Keeshond, and animals who deserve a better life.
Walkin’ Pets offers international shipping of different kinds of support for disabled animals such as dog and cat wheelchairs and harnesses.
K9Carts is closely similar to Walkin’ Pets.
They offer assistive devices for disabled animals. Though they also offer measuring services to get the perfect fit for your pet.
Like Walkin’ Pets, they also allow international shipping.
As we mentioned, 3D2Go is the only 3D printing service provider that can help you print custom fit prosthetics and braces for your pets.
We are located at Shaw Blvd, Mandaluyong, and we can also assist you with your needs online.
You can also reach us by filling up this contact form here or call us through this number:
Phone : 8806-8427
Globe : 09774028611
Smart : 09296490355