Southfield veterinarians remove 11-pound tumor from dog

Veterinarians in Southfield say they pulled a basketball-sized tumor from a farm dog Wednesday.

The 10-year-old female boxer-mix named Ginger went under Wednesday morning to have the 11-pound tumor that weighed more than one-fifth of her body weight, removed. 

According to Ginger's family, she had recently become less active and seemed to be losing weight, except in her stomach. After noticing her stomach was hard, they took her to the family vet to be checked out.

X-rays and blood work was done and they spotted the mass and referred Ginger to BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Southfield. According to the vet, it was a splenic mass, which can rupture and cause an animal to bleed to death. 

Instead, the tumor was removed successfully and Ginger will soon be back at the farm soon to chase chickens, horses, and squirrels, a favorite past-time her family says.
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