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Life-Saving Heart Surgery a Success for 'Smallest Puppy'

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Dick White

Vets have performed life-saving heart surgery on what is believed to be the smallest dog to undergo the procedure.

Yorkshire terrier Jago was born with a heart valve defect but, at 3 lb (1.4 kg), was too small for vets in Cambridgeshire to treat. They had to wait until he was 5 lb (2.4 kg) to insert a balloon catheter.

Although specialists perform this operation, Jago is the smallest patient "to our knowledge", said vets.

The keyhole surgery took 90 minutes and cost Jago's owners Jennifer Daniels and Melita Chynoweth about £3,600.

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