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    OMG what next

    The breeder just called me to tell me she
    had the puppies needles ect done and
    BillyRay has a hernia..
    She said her vet said it is all ok and if anything
    maybe later on like 6 months time he could need
    it stitched up..
    A friend of mine has a dogue that had this and it's no big deal..
    Can I can some reviews on what you guys are thinking please..
    I am stressing out BIG TIME..
    The breeder is refunding me a few hundred dollars but still..
    I love this puppy to bits and haven't even got him yet..

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    As far as the puppies health goes this is nothing to stress over provided it's not a huge hernia and if you run your hand over it it will go back up.

    However as a breeding dog it is something to think about. Sometimes hernias can run in lines. I recently purchased a Saluki from a breeder that has had hernias in a couple of her litters. If she'd used her own stud dog, an american import who was bringing in the hernias I wouldn't have gone there.

    Sometimes small hernias (naval hernias that is) can also be caused by the bitch being a bit rough with the cord, but these repair pretty quickly.

    If it was me I'd ask if she (the breeder) would be OK if you contacted her vet to discuss it.

    And is this a mating she has done before? Were there hernias in that litter?
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    Health wise he should be fine!
    Koda has a hernia... the breeder never told us about it... i found it on his belly not long after we brought him home!
    His is only a small one... the vet first told us they might stitch it up when he is desexed... but when we took him in for desexing the vet said its no health concern at all, so they didn't do anything with it!
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    The breeder did mention it was from mum chewing the chord at birth.
    This is not mums first litter and is not hereditary so she said.
    It must be only small as she said she never even noticed it n is always
    Nursing him.
    I will take him directly to my vet once he arrives for a check up.

    As I will not be having him desexed, can it be repaired and at what
    Age?

    Can anything go smooth for me?
    Last edited by Lucky Lady; 08-13-2012 at 08:33 PM.

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    If it's only small then I'd leave it alone. It will likely repair itself as he grows, disappearing around 6 months or maybe a bit later for your breed as he matures.

    Nothing ever goes smoothly when looking for the perfect dog, as there is no such thing, there will always be one little thing or another when you are looking for perfection. My advice would be to make sure you like every other thing about him. As breeders we can get ourselves into trouble when we keep letting things slip through, because if it is hereditary and gets passed onto puppies when you use him your puppy buyers will be faced with the same thoughts, "should they take puppy?" "should they get a discount?" "should they get it fixed immediately or can it wait until desexing?".

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    Sorry in response to your question. Yes it can be repaired. Most often hernias are done at time of desexing on pet puppies. I've never had a hernia on a pup in any of my breeds so can't say what the best age would be from experience. I did have the equivalent myself as a kid and it disappeared sometime after the age of about 6 or 7.

    Personally if your vet isn't worried about it I wouldn't put a puppy under for non necessary surgery.

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    If you do get it fixed by surgery ask the vet about putting in some mesh that stops it from popping back out again.. Not sure if it's a option for dogs but it was for me and my surgeon desided against using it for some stupid reason. The little bugger pops out all the time now but i can push it back in myself....grose hey? Its just a small one under my belly button from busting my arse at work. Funny how work has put me in hospital more times than any other reason...sux big time.

    But yeah...at least query them about the mesh.


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    It is not problem. The corrective surgery is so simple in females they can do it with de-sexing with no fear of complications.
    As for age, when my kitten had a belly button hernia the vet said to try to wait till 6 months old so she could get big enough to not have to worry so much with the anesthetic.
    But hers go bigger faster than the vet anticipated so she had the surgery at 4 1/2 half months instead. She has not had a problem since despite it.

    All you have to do is keep an eye on the size of it and where possible gently encourage the hernia back in to the main cavity. It never stopped my kitten once she didn't even register it as being important.
    I know as owners our first priority is to worry, but as long as you keep an eye on BillyRay until he is old enough for the corrective surgery (which in itself is no big deal) there should be no problems.
    The only real problem that can come up is if a bit of intestine slips out and gets stuck out. It can cause a kink but that is why you keep and eye on it and push it back in. And when ever in doubt call your vet and ask them.

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    my heart says still go ahead.

    my mind says, keep the money for pup, buy some sperm and get that next pup from your next litter that is this year isn't it?

    Because of the op, that wouldn't be necessary hopefully with next pup and, because i be mindful of the genetic factor going into a line you are breeding.

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    just popped back in here to ask if anyone thinks that the hernia repair
    would be covered on my pet insurance ?
    Do they cover pre existing things or

    Anyone ?

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