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  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

An 11-year-old 2.2-kg spayed female Chihuahua was referred to the Auburn University Small Animal Emergency Service because of a 1-day history of signs of abdominal pain and decreased appetite. On initial examination, the dog was bright and alert and had vital signs within reference limits. Abdominal palpation elicited signs of pain and identified cranial organomegaly. Preliminary point-of-care ultrasonography revealed an abdominal mass with no associated free fluid. Baseline bloodwork revealed a mild leukopenia (WBC count, 4.77 X 103 WBCs/µL; reference range, 5.09 X 103 to 17.41 X 103 WBCs/µL), monocytopenia (0.143 X 10

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Corresponding author: Dr. Capps (cmc1434@msstate.edu)

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