Ferret Receives Pacemaker At Kansas State University

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What won't we do for our furry friends?

Carl Hobi brought his pet ferret Zelda to the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University after noticing she had unusually low energy. Vets determined Zelda had a third degree block in her heart. After running some tests, Zelda was determined to be a good candidate for a pacemaker. 

source: Kansas State University via AP

The pacemaker had to be specially ordered because of Zelda's small size, but the surgery was a success. Now, Zelda is at home resting and should enjoy a normal ferret lifespan, which is between six and 10 years. 

Probably not surprisingly, this is the first time Kansas State University has implanted a pacemaker in a ferret.

Source: Associated Press

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