Pune: In what might be a primary of its form case in India, an overweight feminine canine ‘Deepika’, weighing 50 kgs, has undergone a laparoscopic weight-loss surgical procedure to shed 5 kgs in only a week, high medicos mentioned right here on Wednesday.
The 8-year-6-month outdated Deepika, owned by Yasmin Daruwala underwent the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy process which price round Rs 1.20 lakh.
After discarding 5 kgs of extra fats in only a week post-surgery, the now-trim Deepika is ready to stroll and transfer round, which she had stopped because the previous greater than couple of years, and is ready to weigh round 18-20 kgs after a number of weeks.
The landmark surgical procedure — which opens up new avenues for remedy in animals particularly pets or in zoos going through related issues — was carried out by staff led by well-known bariatric surgeon Dr Shashank Shah and veterinary surgeon Dr Narendra Pardeshi, who’s founding father of Small Animal Clinic, each from Pune.
“She was round 5-6 years outdated when she turned completely inactive, she would simply laze on the sofa, salivate, pant for breath. Her meals and medicines consumption shot up and we ended up spending some Rs 10,000 monthly,” recalled the relieved proprietor Daruwala.
A lot nervous, she consulted numerous vets with no options, and eventually got here in contact with Dr Pardeshi who beneficial the surgical procedure to resolve the canine’s heavyweight points.
“Like us people, weight problems is a silent killer even in animals. The canine in India are fed extra on carbohydrate-rich meals very like some international breeds. Pets grow to be overweight owing to lack of train or excessive meals consumption. This was the case even with Deepika,” defined Dr Shah of Laparo Obeso Centre, Pune.
Amongst different points, Deepika had weight problems, hypertension, enlarged coronary heart, hypothyroidism, larger BMI, panting, salivation from the mouth, joint issues and a bluish tongue, mentioned Dr Shah, who’s one in all India’s main bariatric surgeons.
In response to Dr Pardeshi, a standard canine life-span of 12-15 years reduces by practically half if they’re overweight or fail to get well timed remedy.
“This canine underwent numerous medical exams similar to people for fats proportion by measuring the ratio of her abdomen and hind-legs, after which we prescribed a eating regimen and medicine. We made different makes an attempt to carry down her weight, nevertheless it had little affect so we selected the weight-loss surgical procedure,” Dr Pardeshi mentioned.
On June 6, after a five-day liquid eating regimen and a 12-hour quick, Deepika was admitted to Dr Pardeshi’s clinic for the process to skim off the additional layers of fats on her physique, with minimal invasion, blood loss and discharged after an hour.
For every week, Deepika was on a eating regimen of clear rooster soup however with restricted actions or workouts for a fortnight and she is going to quickly shed all the way down to round 18-20 kgs.
Buoyed by the profitable surgical procedure and since many pets even have weight problems points, each Dr Shah and Dr Pardeshi plan to staff up for a Centre on Veterinary Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgical procedure, Laparoscopic Hernia, thoracic and different procedures.
On her half, Deepika’s proprietor Daruwala is feeling a load eliminated off her head too. “There’s a super change in her post-surgery. She performs all actions simply, strikes round boldly and has introduced big aid to me,” she mentioned, proudly patting her glowing black magnificence.