Pet of the month for December 2019 goes to this lovely girl Ebony!

Ebony was seen by a specialist vet as she wasn’t feeling herself and her owners were worried something was wrong. Ebony was so lucky they did because an ultrasound confirmed that she in fact was very unwell. Ebony had an 80-90mm mass on her spleen.

Signs associated with splenic masses can be subtle and include weakness or may be more obvious e.g. collapse and sudden death if the mass ruptures and bleeds internally. Mucous membranes, such as the gums, may be pale and heart and respiratory rates can be increased. Other signs can include


  • abdominal distension
  • weight loss
  • inappetence
  • fainting or weakness


Through a recommendation Ebony’s owners were sent straight to us where Dr Raj performed the procedure. Everything ran very smoothly during Ebony’s operation and she made a quick and full recovery. She still wasn’t out of the woods though until we found out if her mass was either benign or malignant. Thankfully for Ebony hers was benign- her family were so relieved.


We would like to thank her family for being so great and doing everything that Ebony needed, she is so lucky to have them!