Aero, a 3-year-old police dog retiring due to an autoimmune illness that destroyed much of his muscle tissue, became even more ill when a mysterious infection left him unable to even walk up the stairs to the press conference announcing his retirement. Tests were coming up inconclusive and his vets were stumped. Overall, Aero racked up between $8,000-9,000 in bills without getting any answers.
After a series of DNA Molecular Sequencing tests performed by MicroGen DX, vets discovered eight different bacteria in Aero’s body – none of which were ever identified during the five culturing tests performed before. A strain of acinetobacter was found to be the main culprit, and, knowing this, vets were able to provide targeted treatment to help Aero fight the infection. His testing cost just under $500.
Today, Aero’s health has improved greatly, and though the police department still misses their K9 friend, they are glad to see him back to his normal, happy self.