In Fall of 1999, PDS founder, Schon A Gross created a bandaging solution that had challenged veterinarians and owners alike, coverage and protection of dog's elbows that became known as DogLeggs, it was effective, comfortable and well tolerated by dogs. The initial design and subsequent redesigns have been used to treat tens of thousands of dogs and even some other species for hygroma, decubital ulcers, arthritis, elbow displaysia and post surgical coverage.
The initial success of that original elbow coverage product (originally known as DogLeggs and then Standard Length Adjustable DogLeggs) lead to design and production of successful bandaging for the hock, tarsus, torso and head. In addition, Schon has designed and produced thousands of custom bandaging solutions since that time for dogs, cats, rabbits, llama, horses, goats, pigs and hogs, a ferret, a moose (really), several deer and more.
Schon's incredible passion for both animal health and great design has combined to changed veterinary medical treatmwnt for issues. Her leadership in the field of bandaging and coverage solutions has resulted in her regular collaboration with veterinary health leaders at presigious universities, specialty and general practices throughout the world, solving some of the most challenging cases and push the boundries of what is possible.
A NEW PRODUCT DESIGN IS U.S. PATENT PENDING!!!
June, 2016 - Dorsi-Flex Assist for Animals received Patent Pending status!
Henrietta lost her battle with her significant injuries: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/article62489172.html
We feel so thankful that we were part of Henrietta's comfort during the past many months. She made us and many others aware of pigs, hogs and other animals for slaughter and their need for care and comfort. Our thanks to all who cared for and loved Henrietta.
Henrietta has the most beautiful eyes!
Thanks to the efforts of Triangle Chance for All Rescue, her vet, Dr. Kristie Mozzachio, Hillsborough, NC and the veterinarians at NC State, she is on the road to recovery and now enjoying her forever home.
Phoenix Designs is part of Henrietta's team as well. Referred to us by NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mozzachio contacted us to design a bandaging solution for Henrietta's immediate care and then a long-term solution. Her wounds are healing and her quality of life increases daily.
Henrietta the pig was being kept as a pet in North Carolina until a dog attacked her and chewed off both of her ears. After she was surrendered to a shelter, it became clear that she had other problems as well, including a large tumor on her front left leg that forces her to use three legs and that started bleeding after a few weeks at the shelter.
A compassionate animal control officer was looking after Henrietta, as we are calling her, and made sure that no one "adopted" her to slaughter her. But the shelter was unable to provide her with full medical care or indefinite housing...
Our 501c3 microsanctuary & rescue, Triangle Chance for All, was contacted about Henrietta, and we have been busy ever since. We received word that her tumor started to abscess at the shelter, which meant she needed immediate vet care--which she could not receive from the shelter.
We coordinated with our pig vet to secure Henrietta boarding at the vet's property and full medical care for her tumor. Henrietta is also unaltered, so she will need to be spayed if the health risks are not too great.
Henrietta was rescued from the shelter and transported to the vet's on February 10, where initial examination made it clear that the tumor was too large to remove, meaning amputation is almost certainly essential to save Henrietta's life. Before and after amputation, she will be getting extensive veterinary care, boarding, health checks, vaccines, spay surgery, and transport; we are also looking into options for a prosthetic device to help her walk on four legs again.
A GREAT Casting makes all the difference:
Henrietta's veterinarian, Dr. Kristie Mozzachio, made a casting of Henrietta's leg for us to work with. We were able to sculpt the solution as if we had Henrietta in our Production Room.
The Prototype on Casting
The Prototype on Henrietta's Leg
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