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umbilical hernia

I've just been told by my vet that my 3-month old puppy has a small umbilical hernia. She told me not to be concerned about it and it can be corrected when he is neutered at six months of age (they will apparently sew it closed during that time). Should I wait until February/March? It just seems so far away !!! Should I get a second opinion? Is this problem pretty common among puppies? Paula