Q. My mixed breed dog (pit bull and lab) has a hard protruding bump at the bottom of her rib cage where her tummy starts. It's big and feels like bone.
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. It may be a floating rib as my colleague said or if it is a round lump may be something different. If it is not a floating rib, It needs ideally to be checked by your veterinarian with a consultation first .Then either an FNA ( fine needle aspiration - basically aspirating some cells to understand the nature of the lump) or a biopsy can be taken.
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. It's likely to be a floating rib, some dog have one protruding out more than the other. It's an abnormality but it usually doesn't affect them and should be left as it is.