When a 2-year-old Pit Bull named Jefferson was recognized with a uncommon situation, his homeowners have been an invasive surgical procedure to right his chylothorax (lymphatic fluid buildup within the area between the chest wall and the lungs). It could be costly, too — about $10,000!
Fortunately, their veterinarian, Ron Ben-Amotz, DVM, with Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Middle (VSEC) in South Philadelphia, occurs to be buddies with a human radiologist on the Hospital of the College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Maxim Itkin, who does an analogous however less-invasive process on people. The 2 joined forces and carried out surgical procedure on Jefferson, slicing each his restoration time and the invoice in half. Jefferson got here by means of the surgical procedure with flying colours.
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In regards to the writer
Pet professional Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her ardour for animals as a author and editor within the pet publishing business. She is contributing author for Nationwide Geographic’s Full Information to Pet Well being, Conduct, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Strategy to At-House Animal Care (April 2019) and writer of the ebook It’s Raining Cats and Canines: Making Sense of Animal Phrases (Lumina Press, 2006). Jackie is an everyday contributor to pet and veterinary business media and is the previous editor of quite a few pet magazines, together with Canine World, Pure Canine, Puppies 101, Kittens 101 and the Standard Cats Sequence. Previous to beginning her profession in publishing, Jackie spent eight years working in veterinary hospitals the place she assisted veterinarians as they handled canine, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds and one memorable lion cub. She lives in Southern California together with her husband, two sons and miniature poodle Jäger. Attain her at jackiebrownwriter.wordpress.com.
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