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I need to ask a couple of questions in order to better answer. Where is the mass located? Can you post a picture? Did it become larger suddenly or has it been growing over time? Is it painful when you touch the area?
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It is good that it is not painful. Given her age and the location of the mass, the next step should be an aspirate with your local veterinarian. This will help determine if it is something benign like a fatty mass or something that needs to be addressed surgically like a mast cell tumor. Mast cell tumors generally start quite small but will get larger as they degranulate and cause local inflammation. It would be very unusual to have a hernia that popped up suddenly. I would definitely have her seen by your vet within the week if possible. Sooner if she is not eating normally or starts to act uncomfortable. Please ask any follow up questions. You can continue to post on this thread for a few days (without additional charge), even after rating my response. Take care