Spring 2022

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Spring 2022

Forever True Giving Day

Forever True Day

Join supporters of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center for our first-ever Forever True Day, a 24-hour online giving celebration to assist the hospital in continuing to provide the very best care for your pets.

The celebration will start at forevertrueday.com, so mark your calendars for noon CST on Tuesday, March 1, to join in on the online celebration!

Double Trouble

Dan the cat

The initial diagnosis for Dan, a five-month-old kitten, was bad enough. He had a complex congenital heart disease that was causing a heart murmur. Dan had a large PDA (patent ductus arteriosus). The blood vessel flowing from his aorta into the main pulmonary artery was not closing when it should and if left untreated, it could cause severe fluid overload to the left side of his heart. “That’s not the most common thing we see but it’s not that rare,” said Dr. Michael Pabon, cardiology resident in the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital, “but it was a cause for concern when combined with his other issue.” That issue was a bilateral branch pulmonary artery stenosis where the two main branches of the vessel going to his lungs were narrowed. Put both issues together and Dan was a very sick kitty and required surgery, which he came through like a champ. Dan has since been released from the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital soon and is recovering at home.

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