• Northern Illawarra Veterinary Hospital

Cyrus and his lumpy bump!


Cheeky chappy 'Cyrus' recently visited us to have his umbilical hernia fixed. An umbilical hernia is a protrusion of the abdominal lining, abdominal fat or a portion of abdominal organ/s through the area around the umbilicus (aka the belly button). It is caused by the incomplete closure of the umbilical ring after birth where the umbilical cord passes to provides nourishment to the developing fetus during pregnancy. Most umbilical hernias require surgery to close the hole in the abdominal wall.

We are happy to report that Cyrus is now all back to his cheeky chappy ways and doing great following surgery!