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Bump on Tummy

December 30, 2017, 4:07 AM

I just received my puppy today, and noticed a bump on her tummy. It's right below her diaphragm. It feels like a bone, but I know one shouldn't be sticking out right there. She's eating, drinking, peeing, and playing. I'm not sure if I should take her to the vet right away tomorrow, or what to do?
Category: Common Conditions


If it is a hard “boney” bump and it is at the crease between left and right rib cages it is her xiphoid.  This is a normal cartilage/bone prominence but it varies in size, shape and angle from puppy to puppy.  It is not something to worry about at all.