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A PDSA Vet was recently shocked to find and remove a tumour the size of a grapefruit from a Jack Russell Terrier. The tumour was roughly 20% of the dog’s body weight.
Jessie had suddenly started to grow very quickly over the space of just two weeks so concerned owner took her to see Vet Chris Sherwood at the PDSA’s Leicester PetAid hospital.
X-Rays and ultrasound revealed a non-cancerous mass weighing a whopping 1.6kg! Jessie had an operation to remove the tumour which was attached to one of her ovaries. She was neutered at the same time to prevent reoccurence.
Vet Chris said “Jessie only weighed 7.8 kilos [17lb] before the surgery so you can appreciate how big this mass was“.
The PDSA advises that this is just one reason why neutering your pet is so important. Jessie’s relieved owner said “I had no idea that Jessie could have developed something like this and I would definitely recommend other people to get their pet neutered to prevent the same thing happening to their animals.“