Good Morning and welcome to Just answer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
The cost of a Splenectomy ranges between $700- 1500 depending on where you live and the time it takes for this procedure.
With Spider's history, I do nto see why she would require this procedure.It appears that Spider has a digestive disturbance and other diagnostics will be required to find the cause for this regurgitation of the hard foods. Neurologic issues can cause this as well as a megaesophagus and other conditions.
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Sincerely, Dr. Loretta
she has been on antipepsin medication the last few days as they thought it was the esophagus but with todays scans they can't see any tumour or growth there either or in the stomach so they have decided on the spleen but I am not convinced we are due to go in and pick her up soon and discuss with the vet where we go from here
they want to open her up and have a look inside to see if there might be a problem with the spleen does the spleen have anything to do with the digestive system? when you mention neurologic issues how would we explore this?
We have collected spider and been given some anti biotics for the stomach. vet said she could see 2-3cm of lump on the spleen from an ultra sound scan and x rays but in some cases these could be benign. I couldn't understand why this might be causing her to be sick as the dog is very happy in herself not whining as if in pain. when she has been ill she is absolutely fine after and would think there is nothing wrong with her. What I can't understand is why she reacts so quickly to dry food with in such a short time of eating it. if we just give her tinned food and rice no biscuits most of the time is stays down.