Splenectomy (Hemoabdomen from a bleeding splenic tumor)

  • Splenectomies are usually emergencies due to the large amount of blood an animal can loose into its abdomen from a ruptured spleen or splenic tumor.
  • Large breed dogs, over the age of 6 are the most susceptible to splenic problems such as rupture and bleeding splenic tumors.
  • Symptoms include sudden onset of severe lethargy and weakness, usually but not always accompanied by a distended abdomen.