Carl Hobi brought his pet ferret Zelda to the Veterinary Health Center, which is part of Kansas State University, after noticing she had unusually low energy. Vets determined Zelda had a third degree block in her heart. After running some tests, Zelda was determined to be a good candidate for a pacemaker.
The pacemaker had to be specially ordered because of Zelda's small size, but the surgery was a success. Now, Zelda is at home resting and should enjoy a normal ferret lifespan, which is between six and 10 years.
Probably not surprisingly, this is the first time Kansas State University has implanted a pacemaker in a ferret.
Source: Associated Press