Date: 2008-05-15 17:29:16 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Small lump in centre of stomach area
Sounds like an umbilical hernia to me. They are not usually life
threatening, but need to be taken care of asap. Essentially, when the
ferrets umilical cord was closing as a kit, it did not close all the
way before the outside healed. This left a little opening for fluids
and such from the abdomen to come out. Assuming that is what it is,
and from your description, is does not sound like a serious one. But,
you should really get a vets opinion. They are corrected by surgery.
Very common phenomenon in dogs and cats, which vets fix when the
animal is spayed or neutered.
Best of luck!
BTW....I am not a vet, but have worked for one for ~10yrs, and have
been a ferret owner for 7 of those years.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Michelle" <mlewin@...> wrote:
> Hi, one of my 18month old males has a lump in the centre of his stoach
> area, tho small is a little tender to touch. I was wondering if anyone
> can give some possibilities as to what to look for etc. many thanks
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