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Pet of the month: Diesel the Husky!

Monday, March 10, 2014

This month’s Pet of the Month is Diesel Yarlett, a gorgeous Siberian Husky dog.

12 year old Diesel came to see us after his owners were concerned that he wasn’t eating. Veterinary surgeon, Lisa Baker, discovered a tumour in his neck that was causing his blood calcium levels to be very high. The tumour was successfully removed by soft tissue surgeon, Juliet Pope, and Diesel was recovering well.

However, a few days after his operation Diesel had a seizure in the hospital and was referred to our Critical Care Specialist, Helen Wilson. It’s Helen’s job to deal with urgent life-threatening conditions, to stabilise the patient and find the cause of the problem. Helen discovered a second tumour, which secretes adrenaline, called a phaeochromocytoma. Diesel is unique because these two tumours have never before been found together in dogs. 

We’re pleased to report that Diesel is now home with his family and his husky friends. He has such a lovely nature and was so tolerant and brave, we’re all very proud of him. Well done Diesel.


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