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Extending a Dog’s Life with a Pacemaker

Extending a Dog’s Life with a Pacemaker

The medical technology for our canine family members just keeps getting better.

“He might not live through the night” wasn’t what Susan and Marty Gavin were expecting to hear. Yes, their 13-year-old cocker spaniel, Henry, had fallen over when he came up the stairs earlier that evening. But “we thought the emergency room vet would say ‘epilepsy’ or some sort of brain seizure,” Henry’s “dad,” Dr. Gavin, says. “He fell on his side and was moving his limbs.”

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