Thank goodness her owners were so quick to act and we were able to administer the treatment she deserves: Halifax Veterinary Centre
Lovely Rosa had a bit of a scary incident recently. She became ataxic (wobbly) at home and was finding it hard to stand up. She was extremely flat and her owners were very concerned as she just wasn’t acting like herself at all.
Upon examination Dr Chris quickly decided that diagnostics were in order. Rosa’s gums, usually a lovely healthy pink, were very very pale, her heart rate was abnormal and she was showing other signs that could indicate she was bleeding internally.
Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, cytology and x-rays were performed, which collectively helped Chris to diagnose a mass on Rosa’s spleen. This mass was obviously causing her quite a few issues.
Firstly, her heart had to be stabilised so that Chris could perform surgery. Rosa was sent home on a medication to treat her abnormal heart rhythm, which worked rapidly to stabilise her. When she returned, her #heart once again auscultated normally and Chris was able to proceed to surgery, where he removed the offending mass and #spleen.
Splenic surgery is quite a big deal but Rosa has dealt with it amazingly well and we are so pleased to report that she is experiencing a great #recovery.
What a #beautiful girl she is – we don’t see many #Dalmatians with Liver spots these days! Thank goodness her owners were so quick to act and we were able to administer the treatment she deserves ❤
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