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Hernia.....

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by JennieJet, Jul 8, 2009.


  1. JennieJet

    JennieJet PetForums Member

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    hi, my labrador puppy was born with a hernia and when we got her the breeder said that the vet was happy with its size etc and should not be a problem. At times when we rubbed it it would coil back in and our vet said its ok but they would repair it when we have her spade after her first season. I am a little concerned now as it has got bigger..not massive but bigger and we can no longer get it back it !!! It does not bother her at all and I was wondering do I need to worry about it or just wait until she is done ??? She is 16 weeks old now.....
     
  2. gesic

    gesic PetForums VIP

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    I would get it ckd by ur vet.
    If it is a small loop of intestine that was protruding and it is now stuk u would end up with a strangultated hernea which is serious as it stops the flow in the intestines. the result would be a poolry pup, starting off vomiting and deteriorating rapidly.
    However it could just be a small piece of what is known as omentum which is tissue within the abdoman which provides a biit extra protection. If it is this then u are safe to hang on till she is old enough to be speyed.
    Either way get it ckd as better safe :)
     
  3. JennieJet

    JennieJet PetForums Member

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    hi, thanks...when my vet looked at it when she was 10 weeks old she said it would be fine and they would close it up when then spaye her ( the hernia is where her belly button is)......just a little concerned as it has got a tiny bit bigger, not much bit a little bit ???
     
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