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Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.
Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.
If a hernia gets suddenly bigger or harder or there is e.g. redness/tenderness or the dog is unwell then this is a true emergency. This is because there may be intestine within the hernia. An immediate vet visit is needed as the gut can become strangulated.
However, a small increase in size, especially if the dog is well and the lump is soft and reducible (can be popped back in) is less of a concern.
Please feel free to send me a photo to assess further.
I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions,
Hi there, this is just Dr Linda checking in. How is everything going?