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October 28, 2010


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Elizabeth and The Lab Crew

Holy smokes, that is one BIG spleen!!! and that is an understatement...


wow, that is huge! Did you contact the Guinness Book of World Records? Poor thing, he must have been uncomfortable, to say the least.


That's amazing. Good thing you removed it when you did.

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OMG! it was huge, it's scary. It's great to know that the dog is fine right now after the major surgery.It was a relief, I guess.


thanks, awesome post. great work sir.


Just had my dogs spleen removed yesterday. He is a 6 year old German Shepherd. The spleen weighed 2 1/2 lbs and we thought that was big. Holy Cow. Poor Max. I hope he is still doing well. Thanks for the info.


Hello, Bkr,

Thanks for reading and writing. I hope all goes well with your buddy.

Max is indeed still doing well.


Thanks Doc. Any "Post Op" advice?


Just the usual. No contact sports. Incision clean and dry. Watch for swelling, discoloration or oozing. Talk to your veterinarian about any concerns that you have. He/she is seeing your dog and is your best source of information.

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The article is wonderfully written and the way
the points were sent across is very understandable. I loved it.


had my dogs spleen removed last Wednesday and it was almost 8lbs, the tumor on the spleen was very large, vet couldn't believe she didn't pass prior to the emergency surgery.


Hello, Michelle,

Sounds like you're the new record-holder.

Thanks for reading and writing.


my dog had a spleen tumor and it weighed 4.2 pounds!!!! Thankfully it didn't have cancer =)


Hi. My 10yr old Staffordshire Terrier just had his spleen removed today. Dr Winn weighed it in at 7lbs. Has a softball sized mass that went for biopsy. Next few days are going to be HARD, waiting for results :(


Hello, Brenda, I understand your concern. Many splenic masses are benign, but I have lost two dogs of my own to hemangiosarcoma. One had obvious spread when I removed the spleen, the other didn't. Here's hoping for the best.

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