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Can you send me a picture of the bump so I can see what we are dealing with ?
Ok that looks like a small umbilical hernia.
When the kitten gets older that will need to be repaired when it gets spayed or neutered depending on the sex.
Yes that is what a hernia feels like. The body wall has a hole in it that allows fat and possibly some small intestines to pop in the hole. It should feel soft.
A veterinarian will need to confirm this with a physical exam. When you bring these little guy in for his first round of kitten vaccines in 2-3 weeks they will examine him and make sure that is what it is.
If he stops eating or vomits you will need to take him in sooner to your regular veterinarian because sometimes the intestines can get stuck and cause pain.
When he is older if it is a complete hernia then yes. If it is just fat it may be ok to be left alone, but typically in cats I repair them when the kitten is old enough at the time they get spayed or neutered
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