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Lump on dogs tummy

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mummyeme Thu 20-Apr-17 18:13:14

My puppy was speyed today and the vet said he found a lump near her belly button which he thinks may be a fatty deposit?She's at the vets overnight after her operation anyway.
Has anyone experienced this before? Will obviously have it fully investigated but starting to worry. She's 6 and a half months.

SparklingRaspberry Thu 20-Apr-17 19:38:01

Nope but a sample should be taken.

Not gunna lie I'm more concerned that your poor puppy has been spayed at such a young age sad

LunaFortuna Fri 21-Apr-17 21:20:55

Yes, my dog had one - found it just before she was spayed so they whipped it out the same time. I was just a fatty lump.

She's 5 now and we found another one a few weeks ago that turned out to be another fatty deposit.

Hope all is ok with your puppy - I'm sure it's nothing to worry about but of course we do.

60percentofthetime Fri 21-Apr-17 21:26:37

My dog has a couple of fatty lumps on her stomach/ribs. They've been on her for years and have never caused her discomfort, or grown.
The vet never removed them, saying it would just be an unnecessary surgery.

Noitsnotteatimeyet Fri 21-Apr-17 21:32:54

What a spectacularly unhelpful response sparkling

OP I hope you get some reassuring news from your vet soon

mummyeme Sat 22-Apr-17 21:35:41

Thankyou so much to those of you who answered my question, really grateful for your words smile. She's back to the vet for a check up and follow on next week so everything crossed.

LimeJellyHead Mon 24-Apr-17 14:23:26

Some vets are really scissor happy when it comes to lumps. Older dogs especially can get a lot of those fatty lumps. If you removed them every time, you would always be at the vets, lol. I would be tempted to get it checked out and if it is just a fatty lump that moves easily and is simply under the skin rather than a lump that feels like it is attached to anything in the body, I would be tempted to leave well alone, unless it is growing at a rate.

If it is near her belly button, could it be an umbilical hernia? One of my terriers had a small umbilical hernia (very very small) and lived with it happily his whole life, to the age of 16. I apparently have one too, lol. Who knew.

LunaFortuna Mon 24-Apr-17 19:10:11

I should have probably said that the second one we found a few weeks ago we have just left it too - vet was happy with not removing it. Good luck at the check up smile

mummyeme Tue 25-Apr-17 18:52:27

Thanks for all your good wishes. The vet has said it's a fatty lump, thank goodness. She's doing really well too smile

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