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I just went to pick up Delilah and when I was picking her up. I felt this strange hard nodgule/bump like thing on her belly. You can't see it, but I can surely feel it under the skin. It's about the half the size of a #2 pencil eraser. Now I'm freaking out, what could it possibly be?
 

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No, she isn't spayed and it's definately not a mamory gland. It's like in the middle of her belly.
 

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I've added a photo of it. It's almost hernia like.
 

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It could be a fatty cyst but I would have the vet take a look/see.
 

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I googled umbilical hernia in puppys and it just might be that. If so, will she need surgery to fix it? oh I hope not!
 

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But, if I show her, then she won't be spayed! Then I will have to have it fixed on it's own. I've never noticed it before, maybe it will go away. I have to take her Monday to get her last set of puppy shots and I will ask the Dr to check it out then.
 

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:mellow: It looks like an umbilical hernia to me.. If she is not spayed because you may show her... your vet will give you good advice ( hopefully).. these are common in Maltese and an very safe surgery to repair. I worked at vet hospital and it was usually done at time of neuter or spay. But if you show her --- if she needs baby canines pulled the hernia could be done at same time.. your vet will know. Jeanne
 
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