Umbilical Hernia - Page 1

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by Arrakis on 01 March 2004 - 01:03

Is this condition genetic or an accident? I have a real nice female (puppy) that I was planning to add to my breeding program eventually but she has a umbilical hernia. My vet says it's easy to fix but I don't want to waste my time training/titling a female that would pass this on if it is genetic. Thanks for your input. Arrakis

by JanisNovak on 01 March 2004 - 18:03

You also have to bear in mind that there are two types of hernia. One (benign) where the umbilical ring closes around a little bit of fat (this type never enlarges) and the second, where the umbilical ring never quite closes and what you feel protruding is a little bit of intestine. I think it's nature AND nurture. An over-attentive bitch can cause a problem if the potential for the problem was there. JanisN


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