My Sage is a 6-1/2 Black Shepherd /Lab mixed beauty. This week I discovered 2 lumps on her underside. One is near to her heart area ( about the size of a nickle) the other, much smaller is closer to her center belly. I have an appt with her Doc tomorrow morning. Yesterday while walking her & her sister Shylo, I met up with a woman who turned out to be a Vet!! Can you imagine? She gave her a quick "exam" & felt that the lump near to her heart felt more like a fatty tumor, but the smaller one was hard & needed more attention. She also asked me if Sage ever had an umbilical hernia. Well I called the vet who spayed her way back when & confirmed that she did not............so now I am quite concerned as to what this could be. Has anyone else ever experienced this? I'd appreciate any advice. I will keep you posted after her doctor visit tomorrow. Please keep your finger's crossed....she's my life
Sage just got out of surgery. They removed both lumps. The one by her belly turned out to be a hernia. The vet is doing a biopsy on both just to be certain there is clearance of her health........I'm picking her up @ 5:00.....Lots of TLC
Thanks for the love & support! I'm still baffled as to where the unbilical hernia derived from? I was always under the impression they had it when they were born from the mother incorrectly cutting the cord & it was usually repaired during the spay. Sage is 6, so I'm very surprised. She is in excellent shape, so it's not a weight issue & she is also very active. Do you think it just occurs? I've googled it & so far all I see are unbilical hernias in puppys. It's not something that has been there for a long time. I just noticed it days before getting her to the vet.
Hello to all of you. It's been months since I have been on this site. I have moved to another state, so I have not had a moment to get on.
I just want to update to you that Sage is doing fine now since her surgery, but I also want to mention to those who have VPI that they did not pay anything for the umbilical hernia. They said it was something she was born with & that is not covered. Well, I tried to argue the fact that she was 6 years young when it appeared, but they didn't budge on their verdict. So just a heads up to all of you. And thanks again for the support. I am back & hoping to give back the advise that has been given to me.