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    Rio has a bellybutton.



    We've been told it's no big deal. The vet says it's just a bit of fat that's popped out. If it was lower down it might be a problem because it would be her intestine sticking out, but as it is it's not doing her harm. He says we can get it removed when we get her spayed.

    Just wondering if any of you had experience of this and what you did about it, if anything?

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    Yes, Maxx had one as a puppy. It's called an umbilical hernia and the vet can just pop it in when spaying - no problems at all.

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    Barney had and still has a belly button the vet said it would go when he is bigger and if I am worry about it they would sort it out Aileen

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    Most just get reabsorbed; they are called umbilical hernias. Sometimes when it is an actual opening it needs to be fixed but I wouldn;t bother doing anything if it doesn;t need doing. Most breeders suggest leaving them alone -- even some of the 'holes' close.
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    Hi there,
    Coco also has an umbilical hernia. It's supposedly fairly common in this breed and not a big deal as others have mentioned. I was told that sometimes the hernia goes away on its own, otherwise the hernia is fixed during the spay/neutering surgery.

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    Bailey has one too, I thought it was normal.... Untill now !
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    Busta has one also - the vet checked it out and it is hard now and has formed so no need to pop it back in or worry about it.

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    Don`t worry about it, very common thing our baby Kayla had it as well. It will will go as she gets older naturally. We did not need the vet to pop it back in.
    Kayla`s Dad

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    Twinkle had the very same. She's ten months now and it's gone.

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    Wow.. I had no idea it was so common!! Thanks. I'll let Rio know she's not a freak after all

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