This little lady is only 4#. She is just under 3 years old and was born with a condition called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), which is a heart defect that occurs when the ductus arteriosus fails to close down at birth. She required surgery to close off that piece. If she did not receive surgery she would go into congestive heart failure soon and her life would have be cut very short. With her small size and increased surgical risk we had the procedure done at the University of Minnesota.
The cost for this procedure was $4700.
Bella will be with us for her 3 month recovery and then she will be spayed and adopted out.