Oscar the Bionic Cat is the First Feline to Get Two False Legs
The specially-built artificial limbs are attached in such a way that Oscar the bionic cat can walk, climb and run--all in less than four months after the operation.
Implications - The quality and regularity of prosthetic limbs are continuously expanding in human medicine, but these 'peg' implants take the technology to the animal kingdom. The implants are coated with hydroxyapatite, which enables bone cells to grow around the metal. The artificial paws are securely attached as the implants move through the skin and bone.