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Enlarged Spleen

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Ehrlichia Infection

…platelet count and your pet will be lethargic, disinterested in food, and may have swollen lymph nodes. During the subclinical phase your pet will not appear to have any symptoms. The Ehrlichia has made its way to the spleen where it lies dormant. This phase can actually last several months and even years and the only indications of Ehrlichia infection would be seen in blood tests (reduced platelet count and increased globulin levels). Finally,…

Cat Bartonella and Cat Scratch Disease

…slight fever. Symptoms may appear as late as two months after contact with cats. In patients with weakened immune systems the infection can spread and create serious complications, including heart valve infection, and enlarged spleen. Immuno-competent patients sometime can develop more serious infections, although this is very rare. Most cases will resolve spontaneously, sometimes without treatment. The disease is most commonly found in children,…

Dog Hemangiosarcoma

…tumors will spread to other organs.Visceral (spleen) hemangiosarcoma This large visceral organ is not essential for life. It does however, serve an important role in the circulatory system. If the spleen enlarges too much it can break and blood will spill into the abdomen of the dog. Immediate surgery to remove the spleen is necessary to prevent the dog from totally hemorrhaging. Since the spleen is so vascular, spread to other organs will occur…

Dog Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…a dog-sedated biopsy of the tumor to determine both whether it is malignant, and if it is OSCC, rather than the deadlier melanoma. Enlarged lymph glands are not certainty of metastasis. In a study of 100 dogs, 40% who showed no enlargement had cancer cells present in the nodes, 49% of those with enlarged lymph nodes had not metastasized.Prognosis Pain management and nutrition are two areas an owner can have a direct impact on the outcome…

Cat Malignant Histiocytoma

…and a variety of blood tests. The x-rays will allow the vet to visualize the mass in the mediastinum and also the potential for lung involvement. Enlargement or malformation of the other potentially affected organs can also be seen on x-ray. These would include a cat’s liver, lungs and even spleen. By aspirating fluids from the affected area the vet can determine if the blood cells, both red and white, fall within normal parameters. Counts of…

Dog Malignant Histiocytoma

…ultrasound and a variety of blood tests. The x-rays will allow the vet to visualize the mass in the mediastinum and also the potential for lung involvement. Enlargement or malformation of the other potentially affected organs can also be seen on x-ray. These would include liver, lungs and spleen. By aspirating fluids from the affected area the vet can determine if the blood cells, both red and white, fall within normal parameters. Counts of the…

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