Umbilical hernia - Page 2

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by jettasmom on 24 January 2020 - 21:01

Not going to do anything now. I will wait and see how it goes.
I’m not one to put my dog let alone a pup under anesthesia for no real reason.
I have no plans on spaying her, hoping to breed after health testing and titled. Im very picky and want to make sure she is breed worthy, if not she will be spayed after 2.
My vet whom I love just keeps bugging me with each visit. Typical vet

by jettasmom on 24 January 2020 - 21:01

Oh, thank you for all the responses. Her health is most important.

Jenni78

by Jenni78 on 24 January 2020 - 21:01

If it's small and there's fat in it, it's not a danger. The danger of intestinal strangulation is when it's a large one and there *isn't* fat bulging out because then a loop of intestine could.

Can you post pics? I've never actually had one fixed. Never had one cause a problem, either. They typically reduce with maturity, especially if caused by a rough first-time mom.

by jettasmom on 24 January 2020 - 21:01

I will post a pic after she wakes up. My vet said it was about 2mm and no intestines have come through just fat which I can push in when she is relaxed which is not often. No pain when I push in and no swelling or discoloration which means intestines could have went through.
I was thinking more of waiting it out u til she is at least a year if no changes occur.

Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 25 January 2020 - 03:01

Star had an umbilical hernia, like the one you describe. It was maybe about 1 cm in diameter. When she x-rayed as dysplastic in one hip at 2, I immediately had her spayed, and the vet fixed the hernia at the same time.

The small ones are harmless, though I might worry a little about what the stress of a large litter might do.

Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 25 January 2020 - 03:01

Don't know if this is any help, but the dog in my avatar, Taz, had a golf-ball sized hernia all his days. When I got him at 18 months I showed the Vet, who said "It is only fat coming through; just always watch it and if it grows or the texture changes - which might indicate gut coming through instead - get him to me quick and we'll operate; otherwise leave it alone." Julian was never a vet to put animals under a GA unless it was necessary !

Well he was right; although it was a fair size, it never shrunk, but it never got any bigger. It stayed exactly the same, with me keeping an eye on it, for all his 12 years. Never seemed to bother him, either, it could be touched etc.






 


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