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Q. I have a 6 mo. Old teacup chihuahua that has a bump where her belly button used to be. How do I tell if it's a herniated or not.

A. It is difficult to tell if the bump is a hernia if you are not familiar with examining hernias. A hernia is often able to be pushed back into the hole in the abdominal tissue. I would recommend having this lump examined by a veterinarian. Umbilical hernias are common and can be repaired during her spay.

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PAULA SIMONS

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