A tumour the size of a football and weighing over 3kg has been removed from a 15 year-old Staffordshire bull terrier after her owner made a vet appointment thinking her pet had put on weight and needed to go on a diet.
The complex surgery took place the same day at Stoke PDSA Pet Hospital.
“When I started to remove the tumour everyone was shocked at just how large it was. It was the size of a small football – 30cm in diameter and weighing more than 3kg. It was one of the biggest tumours I’ve ever seen” continued Laura. “Netta is only a small dog, so it was eye watering to see how huge it was.”
Owner Angela Ravenscroft, had noticed Netta was looking larger around the middle. She’d been sick overnight and seemed distressed.
Angela, who has owned the dog since it was eight weeks old said: “I took her along to PDSA thinking we’d get some advice on how to put her on a diet. I was really shocked when they said it was a tumour on her spleen. Suddenly I thought I might lose her, it was awful.”