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Our 14 month old male basenji Toby has an umbilical hernia that our vet recommended not fixing (perhaps in conjunction with breeder/breeder's vet) unless it presented issues. Last night my children thought it was bleeding. However, on further inspection, his stomach appeared to have a pink scratch extending from his umbilical hernia towards his private parts. Tonight, the hernia looks smaller but but the "line" is much darker and more pronounced. I am wondering whether he should be taken to an emergency vet tonight or tomorrow or whether we should take him to his regular vet on Monday.

Please respond if you have any helpful advice as soon as possible. Toby is the "baby" of our family and we are very worried and not sure what to do.

Note: We tragically lost our basenji mix Spicer a little over a year ago to a freak poisoning by a sago palm plant. So, the thought of losing Toby to an unusual occurrence is quite scary and hopefully our worry is not justified.

Thanks! 😞

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