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Basil the ferret came to RRAEH after being attacked by a dog. Basil had a large bite wound on his chest that was penetrating into his chest wall. Because the bite punctured the chest wall, Basil had lung contusions and pneumothorax (collapsed lung.) In order to help him, Basil needed surgery on his chest to repair the damage to his chest wall. Once his initial chest wounds were repaired, the doctor placed a chest tube to help remove any excess fluid or air left in his chest. After the surgery, Basil began to improve. He was hospitalized for 3 days and was able to be discharged to his loving family. Basil’s owners report that he is doing very well!

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