Rescued pets get high-tech help to live better lives.
獲救的寵物受到高科技幫助而過著更好的生活。

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  People love their pets, and dogs are one of the most popular animals to have as a member of the family. It's been this way for thousands of years, which has earned canines the title of "man's best friend." Pets can make a positive difference in their owners' lives, but sometimes, owning a pet means taking care of them even when they need some special treatment. This can even turn into having a prosthetic body part bought and paid for by their owners. For National Geographic's show Doggy Days–My Bionic Pet, lucky pets on the cutting edge of medicine and technology get to strut their stuff for the cameras.
  From bionic limbs for walking and running to prosthetic tails for balance and 3D-printed beaks for birds, the world of pet medicine has advanced right along with the rest of medical technology. Disfigured or abused animals can be seriously affected by their plight. A good owner can help the animals recover, but it still takes a lot of ingenuity and resources to rebuild the physical damage caused by neglect or trauma.
  Using state-of-the-art prosthetic devices, these animals are able to improve their mobility, their quality of life, and emotional state. Tune in to National Geographic's special show about these formerly disabled animals to see how the latest prosthetic developments are being applied to help pets live fuller and happier lives. Seeing the amazing stories of rehabilitation and recovery may restore your faith in humanity. If we can truly take better care of animals, maybe we can take better care of each other, too.

1. positive a. 正面的;積極的
: negative a. 負面的;消極的
The mother implanted many positive values in her children.
這名母親灌輸很多正面的價值觀給她的孩子。
*implant vt. 灌輸(思想或情感)
People who have a negative attitude towards life are usually unhappy.
對生命抱持消極態度的人通常不快樂。

2. treatment n. 治療;療法
The new drug is effective in the treatment of liver diseases.
這種新藥對治療肝臟疾病很有效。

3. advance vi. 進步;前進
: advanced a. 高階的;高等的
My son has advanced greatly in his English class.
我兒子在英文課的表現進步很多。
This school offers courses ranging from basic to advanced levels.
這間學校提供的課程範圍從基礎到高階都有。

4. abuse vt. 虐待(本文為過去分詞作形容詞用)& n. 虐待;濫用
The man was thrown in jail for abusing his children.
那名男子因虐待子女而入獄。
Drug abuse is a problem that is worth everyone's attention.
毒品濫用是值得大家正視的問題。

5. affect vt. 影響
: impact vt.
Last year's rice harvest was affected by the typhoon.
去年稻米的收成受到了颱風的影響。

6. recover vi. 恢復
: recovery n. 恢復,復原
Nick gradually recovered from his painful breakup.
尼克逐漸從分手的傷痛中走出來。
Experts say that economic recovery is on its way.
專家表示經濟即將復甦。

7. resource n. 資源
There is no doubt that recycling helps save precious natural resources.
毫無疑問,回收有助於節省珍貴的自然資源。

8. damage n. 損害,損失
I'm going to find out who is responsible for all of this damage to my car.
我要找出破壞我車子的元凶。

9. neglect n. & vt. 忽略,忽視;疏忽
Since her son died, Susan has never ceased to regret her neglect of him.
自從蘇珊的兒子死後,她一直懊悔自己對他的疏忽。
*cease to V  停止從事……
The clerk neglected his duties and was eventually fired.
那名職員怠忽職守,最後被炒魷魚了。

10. emotional a. 情緒上的
: emotionally adv. 情緒化地;激動地
My parents provided endless emotional support during my time of need.
在我有需要的時候,父母不斷給我精神上的支持。
Mary shed tears emotionally as she watched the sad movie.
瑪麗看這部令人難過的電影時感動地落淚。

11. apply vt. 應用,運用
: apply A to B  將 A 應用∕運用於 B
Scientists are trying to apply solar technology to automobiles.
科學家正設法將太陽能科技運用在汽車上。

12. restore vt. 恢復,修復
The governor tried his best to restore order to the troubled area.
該州長盡其所能恢復動亂地區的治安。

狗狗好時光 ―― 仿生寵物
獲救的寵物受到高科技幫助而過著更好的生活。
    人們熱愛寵物,而狗狗是作為家庭成員最受歡迎的其中一種動物。數千年來皆是如此,使狗狗贏得了「人類最好朋友」的稱號。寵物可以為牠們飼主的生活帶來正面影響,但有時候,養寵物也意味著在牠們需要特殊治療時得照料牠們。這甚至可能造成飼主購買與支付義肢身體部位的費用。在國家地理的《狗狗好時光 ―― 仿生寵物》中,使用這項尖端醫學與科技的幸運寵物得以在鏡頭前炫耀牠們的行頭。
  從用於行走與奔跑的仿生四肢、平衡用的義肢尾巴到 3D 列印鳥嘴,寵物醫學界隨著其餘的醫學科技一同進步。被毀容或受虐的動物可能會因為牠們的困境而受到嚴重影響。一個好飼主可以幫助動物復原,但要重建因疏於照顧或創傷所造成的身體受損仍然需要許多巧思與資源。
  使用最先進的義肢裝置,這些動物能夠提高牠們的活動力、生活品質以及情緒狀態。收看國家地理關於這些原先有缺陷動物的特別節目,看看最新的義肢發展如何被應用來幫助寵物過著更充實與更幸福的生活。觀賞這些復健與康復的驚人故事可能會重建你對人性的信心。假如我們真的可以將動物照顧得更好,或許我們也可以將彼此照顧得更好。

 

 

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