Umbilical Dog Hernia An umbilical hernia is an opening in the muscle wall where the umbilicus (belly button) is located. The hernia allows the abdominal contents to pass through the opening.
Symptoms and TypesUmbilical hernias may be complicated or uncomplicated. A complicated hernia is one in which contents of the abdominal cavity, such as a loop of intestine, have passed through the opening and become entrapped.
An uncomplicated umbilical hernia is associated with a soft swelling in the umbilical area. This swelling may be variable in size and may come and go. Otherwise, the dog will appear health.
Most umbilical hernias in dogs are probably inherited although trauma can also be a cause. Poodles are predisposed to umbilical hernias.
Umbilical hernias can usually be diagnosed by finding the swelling caused by the hernia on a physical examination
Do puppy umbilical hernias go away?
Umbilical: This is the most common type of hernia. These are congenital and most commonly seen in puppies. ... Depending on the size, these can either heal on their own or can be surgically fixed when your puppy is spayed or neutered.
Is an umbilical hernia dangerous? Most umbilical hernias pose no health threats.
What should I do if my puppy has an umbilical hernia?
In the cases of small umbilical hernias where only fat is protruding, your veterinarian may recommend repairing the hernia at the time of spay or neuter.
Should I buy a poodle with a Hernia?
It is safe to purse your poodle with a hernia.( yes) Of cause the size does matter. If the hernia is big then the breeders Vet will inform the breeder on examination . A discount may be given to the buyer or the breeder will fix the puppies hernia before leaving to go to the new home. The operation can be done around 10 to 12 weeks of age, depending of the Vets recommendations. Again for small hernia the veterinarian may recommend repairing the hernia at the time of spay or neuter.