Hernia….Hoping you can help

Our B Maya had a small hernia when we got her. The breeder's vet noticed it and our vet checked it out and said that it was small as well and if we were getting her spayed, he'd fix it then. Now the hernia seems to have gotten bigger and we don't know if it is only because she has gotten bigger herself. Does anyone know if the reason the hernia looks bigger is because she has gotten bigger herself, or would it be that the hernia itself has gotten bigger? I appreciate any info you can give us.

Thanks.

Ruth

Umbilical hernias are very common in basenjis and not generally cause for much concern. Is that where hers is?
Umbilical hernias can be taken care of during spay or neuter. I think more often than not the hernia does not warrant its own surgery. I haven't had a problem with hernias in my dogs, Zip had hers removed during her spay and Riley's is very small to the point of being unnoticeable. Are you getting her spayed?
Best of luck ..

They are common. It's probably getting larger due to the fact that she's getting larger. If you keep pushing it in, it may correct itself as she continues to grow, but next time you go to the vet for something (or you could even go without a vet visit) just have the vet tech show you what to look for to tell if it's getting worse. It shouldn't be a real problem, but there is always the very slight chance, but you'd probably notice in the pups attitude.

Are you planning on getting her spayed?

Umbilical Hernia's are very common to our breed, 99% of the time they never cause a problem.. and are usually fixed when the dog is spayed/neutered…

I would not be concerned with it.... only cause of concern is if you notice it turning a dark purple... I had that once.. but it was cause by puppies trying to nurse

Thank you for the help. I really appreciate everyone's input. Our plan is to have her spayed so we'll see if the vet can take care of the hernia then. (We'd love to breed her, but I just don't think we would be able to put in the care and planning with breeding. But Basenji's are so adorable, it's hard to say no to breeding.)

@BasenjiMaya:

Thank you for the help. I really appreciate everyone's input. Our plan is to have her spayed so we'll see if the vet can take care of the hernia then. (We'd love to breed her, but I just don't think we would be able to put in the care and planning with breeding. But Basenji's are so adorable, it's hard to say no to breeding.)

It is pretty simple to have it fixed with spay… and as far as breeding there is lots that goes into it along with planning and care..and finding the right homes and being prepared to care for those pups for their lifetime... especially money.... so I think you are making the wise decision

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