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One Health approach saves little dog with heart condition
Two-year-old Rumple was presented to the hospital with severe pulmonary stenosis.

Vets and paediatricians treat Havanese with severe pulmonary stenosis

Veterinary surgeons and paediatricians in the US have joined forces to save a dog with a life-threatening heart condition. The collaboration is thought to be the first of its kind in veterinary medicine.

Two-year-old Rumple, a Havanese weighing around 14 pounds, was presented to the University of Florida (UF) Small Animal Hospital with severe pulmonary stenosis.  

Cardiologists at the hospital usually treat around 10-15 dogs a year with the condition, but on this occasion their standard approach did not work.

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