Source: Halifax Courier

Little Lola, a miniature Dachshund, faced a critical situation at just 10 weeks old, suffering from heart failure due to a birth defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Rushed to Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield, she underwent minimally invasive surgery, despite being the smallest patient ever for such a procedure, weighing only 1.6kg. Lola’s owner, Hayley Forrest, was shocked by the diagnosis, but understood the necessity of the surgery.

The procedure was a success, and Lola’s symptoms resolved immediately. Despite the challenges posed by her small size, she responded well to the surgery. Veterinarian Julie Kavanagh highlighted the poor outlook if the PDA remained untreated. Lola’s remarkable recovery and discharge from the hospital the next day were attributed to the expertise and dedication of the Veterinary team. Hayley expressed gratitude for their efforts, emphasizing their commitment to saving Lola’s life.

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