Bella's a little lighter now...

Bella, a gorgeous 8 y o Staffy, was referred to us after she showed signs of abdominal swelling, lethargy and had been rushed to emergency before coming to us the following day for a splenectomy - which is the removal of the spleen. A long and very serious procedure - due to all the blood vessels that must be individually stitched off - Dr Mel then removed a whopping 420-gram mass that had been growing off the side of her spleen. Fortunately the mass turned out to be benign and a very full-of-beans Bella returned to us for her post-op check looking like a new dog, a week later!

We're so glad Bella made a great recovery and that she can now go on to lead a full and healthy life with her family.

This is why we love what we do at The Pines Vet...saving lives, and making our fur friendies happy and healthy is the best reward we could ask for.

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Dr Mel carefully stitches off vessels before removing the mass growth...