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sheps4life 05-10-2014 01:07 AM

Small bump on my Sheps belly
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My GSD mix Lucky has a small bump on her belly, I can feel it when I rub her belly. She still has a good appetite and is active. What are possible causes? And should I take her in for a checkup?

my boy diesel 05-10-2014 01:09 AM

do u have a pic of it?
could be an umbilical hernia but depends on where it is and how it feels when you press on it

sheps4life 05-10-2014 01:28 AM

I don't have a picture it's not really visible, but I can feel it, it's located just off the center or her belly, right before the fur. The one unusual thing she's been doing lately is hiding under a table or in the bathroom at times.

It feels about the size of a small marble

my boy diesel 05-10-2014 01:36 AM

get that checked out
an umbilical hernia is usually soft and squishy and right about the center of the tummy
right at the belly button or next to it

Anubis_Star 05-10-2014 04:33 AM

bump off midline in a female dog is much more concerning for a mammary tumor, and an umbilical hernia would not feel round like a marble. Get her checked out, and if it is a growth have it removed and sent to a pathologist for review.

sheps4life 05-10-2014 03:29 PM

Okay, I'll get Lucky checked out. T

hank you both for your feedback

huntergreen 05-10-2014 06:44 PM

don't leave us hanging, get back to us with what the vet says.

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