Tessa is a 14 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross who came to us with some very vague symptoms. Her owners simply described her as tired and unwell. An examination quickly revealed the cause. She had a lump or growth inside her abdomen the size of a rock melon. This was a very serious finding as this could be a cancer and it could have spread. Veterinarian, Dr Greg promised that an operation, if successful, could return her to how she was 6 months ago. Tessa's owners didn't hesitate; if Tessa could be saved then they would try.
Tessa spent five days in hospital resting and regaining her strength, with regular visits from her Mum and Dad. During this time her test results arrived and showed the growth in her spleen was a cancer but the small lump nearby was not. Thus there was no evidence the cancer had spread.