Can Dogs Get Hernias?

Yes, dogs can actually develop hernias. Some dogs can even be born with hernias. Here is some information about dogs and hernias. A hernia in a dog occurs when there is a tear in the wall of muscle which can allow internal organs or other tissue behind that muscle to push through. If you think your dog may have a hernia (i.e. something is protruding from his abdomen or stomach area), please call your vet. Hernias can form in dogs due to injury, trauma, etc. There are actually five types of that can happen in dogs. Those include umbilical, inguinal, diaphragmatic, perineal, and hiatal. Common signs or indications of hernias could include a soft protruding mass in the abdomen area or other symptoms like coughing, lack of appetite, drooling, shortness of breath or vomiting. Talk with your veterinarian Chesapeake, VA to learn more about hernias in relation to dogs. Click here to learn more.


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