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Please advise on kittens Umbilical hernia

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Sefora21, Jan 26, 2021.


  1. Sefora21

    Sefora21 PetForums Newbie

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    Hello ,
    Quick question -if the kitten had operation for umbilical hernia ,can this effect her reproductive system in the future ?
    Thank you very much and looking forward to your replies.
     
  2. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    You shouldn't bred a cat that has had an umbilical hernia, especially not a female.
     
  3. lillytheunicorn

    lillytheunicorn PetForums VIP

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    As @OrientalSlave says, you shouldn’t breed from a cat with an umbilical hernia as they commonly have a genetic reason.

    If you are lucky she would produce kittens with umbilical hernias however it can be a mild expression of a congenital midline defect. You could have kittens born with their bowel outside their abdomen and /or other abdominal organs such as liver or spleen.
     
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  4. David C

    David C PetForums Senior

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    At the same time as her hernia is fixed she should be spayed. If you were to breed from her it is likely that some or all of the kittens will be born with the same problem. Did you buy her on the active register? I honestly would hope that no breeders would ever sell a queen or male with a hernia on the active register
     
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